If you are considering submitting an applicationto UMD Eastern Shore, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the application fee is $35. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
UMD Eastern Shore is amoderately difficult school to get into. UMD Eastern Shore evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, UMD Eastern Shore accepted 62% of all applicants., around 5,279 of the 8,508 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMD Eastern Shore, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to UMD Eastern Shore must submit the following items. Double check with UMD Eastern Shore's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UMD Eastern Shore have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Maryland Eastern Shore, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||9.26%|
|3.50 and 3.74||13.89%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.81%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15.74%|
|2.50 and 2.9||31.71%|
|2.00 and 2.49||11.81%|
|UMD Eastern Shore does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
UMD Eastern Shore is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 95% of UMD Eastern Shore's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UMD Eastern Shore applicants, you should strive to earn between 850 and 1010 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMD Eastern Shore 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1010 and 25% of scored lower than 850, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UMD Eastern Shore student is 934.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMD Eastern Shore students scored 500 or higher and 75% of students scored 430 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMD Eastern Shore students scored 510 or higher, and 75% scored a 430 or higher.
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To be most competitive at UMD Eastern Shore, you should strive to earn between 15.75 and 19 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMD Eastern Shore's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.
A 15.75 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMD Eastern Shore students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.75.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMD Eastern Shore.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in UMD Eastern Shore during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UMD Eastern Shore?
Students who are admitted to UMD Eastern Shore must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does UMD Eastern Shore accept transfer credits?
UMD Eastern Shore accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMD Eastern Shore accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does UMD Eastern Shore accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
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Do I have to submit test scores to UMD Eastern Shore?
No, UMD Eastern Shore is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into UMD Eastern Shore? UMD Eastern Shore is a somewhat selective institution. The UMD Eastern Shore acceptance rate is 62%. This means that the institution accepts 62 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMD Eastern Shore is Jun 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMD Eastern Shore is Aug 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMD Eastern Shore is 18. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into UMD Eastern Shore. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1010 and Above
850 to 1010
850 and Less
The median SAT score for UMD Eastern Shore students is 934. Applicants with SAT scores of 1010 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMD Eastern Shore, while applicants with SAT scores between 850 to 1010 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 850 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMD Eastern Shore.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UMD Eastern Shore, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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