Undergraduate Admissions

University of Maryland Global Campus is an open and accessible university designed to help busy professionals like you achieve your educational goals.

We specialize in helping students like you gain the life-changing skills and career-boosting qualifications you need to succeed personally and professionally. We'll help you get started on applying for admission and begin to build your professional value so you can become your most confident, accomplished self. 

Eligibility

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, American employees of the U.S. government, and their family members located in a contract country may enroll in undergraduate courses through University of Maryland Global Campus Europe if they meet admission requirements. U.S. military policy requires a valid identification privilege card issued by the military services. Card validation is required after completing the online application. All eligibility questions should be directed to the Student Services Office (studentservices-europe@umuc.edu) at the UMGC Europe Headquarters.

Orientation and Getting Started

Local UMGC representatives and academic advisors stand ready in military communities to provide you with on-site assistance with admissions, registration, financial aid, advising appointments, and more.

Before the beginning of each session, UMGC holds special online webinars and on-site orientations for new and prospective students. At these events, you have the opportunity to learn about UMGC and its programs, student services, academic and career options, and meet faculty members and fellow students. When you participate in these special events, you may have your application fee waived.

Undergraduate Admissions Criteria for New Students

At University of Maryland Global Campus, we've instituted a streamlined admissions process that respects your time and doesn't require you to submit SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT scores. If you have a U.S. high school (including DoDEA overseas high schools) diploma or GED or you've graduated from a U.S. college or university, you qualify for admission to the Undergraduate School. To be considered for admission, you must have graduated from a state-approved or regionally accredited U.S. high school or achieve one of the following equivalencies:

  • Passing scores on a state high school equivalency exam, such as the General Educational Development (GED) test
  • Graduation from a homeschool or alternative high school program
  • Graduation from a non-U.S. high school

Information about how high school students may enroll as concurrent high school students is found below. Contact your local UMGC representatives for additional information on the criteria. 

If you provide official documentation showing at least 30 semester hours of transferable college credit, you will not be required to submit an official high school transcript or GED scores. Graduates of U.S. colleges or universities qualify for admission.

You must complete and sign your application and pay the application fee.

GoArmyEd

All eligible active duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve students must complete the Common Application online in the GoArmyEd portal.

Regular Status

UMGC’s admission requirements reflect our mission as Maryland’s open university. To be considered for admission, you must have graduated from a stateapproved or regionally accredited U.S. high school (including a DoDEA overseas high school) or achieved one of the following equivalencies:

  • Passing scores on a state high school equivalency exam, such as the General Educational Development (GED) test
  • Graduation from a homeschool or alternative high school program
  • Graduation from a non-U.S. high school High school students who meet certain criteria as described later in this section may also be considered for admission and concurrent enrollment. I

In addition, you must be at least 13 years old, meet UMGC’s English proficiency requirement, and be in good standing at any institutions that you attended in the last two years.

Provisional Status

You will be assigned provisional status if you meet the general admission requirements but one of the following conditions apply:

  • You had a GPA lower than 2.0 at the last institution that you attended within the last two years
  • You were on academic probation for poor academic performance at the last institution that you attended within the last two years
  • You were dismissed for poor academic performance from the last institution that you attended within the last two years
  • You are currently a high school student who qualifies for concurrent enrollment. (Additional information about qualifying for concurrent enrollment follows in this section.)

As a provisional student, you may enroll for a maximum of 7 credits per term. If you are a concurrently enrolled high school student, you maintain your provisional status until you submit proof of high school completion. All other provisional students must complete 7 credits of graded coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher before being considered for regular student status. All provisional students must contact the Student Services Office (studentservices-europe@umuc.edu) to request regular student status.

Visiting/Consortium

Colleges and universities serving the military overseas work together as a consortium. If you are seeking a certificate or degree with a consortium institution, you can enroll in a limited number of courses with other consortium institutions without paying an additional application fee. These courses must be (a) needed for you to complete your certificate or degree requirements and (b) unavailable from the institution at which you are seeking to earn your certificate or degree. 

Note:  UMGC Asia and UMGC Europe extend consortium status to Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) students.

If you are a visiting consortium student, you must apply online to UMGC as a consortium student and submit an Application Fee Waiver Request at your local UMGC office after applying in order to have your application fee waived. As a visiting student, you are not required to submit your high school transcripts.

GoArmyEd

Army students must follow the instructions in the GoArmyEd portal.

If you request an official evaluation from UMGC, you thereby indicate your interest in earning a certificate or degree with UMGC and will be required to pay the UMGC application fee. Your student status will then be changed from visiting consortium to regular.

High School Students - Concurrent Secondary Enrollment

If you have not completed high school but are currently attending a U.S. regionally accredited or state-approved high school (including a DoDEA overseas high school), you may be admitted as a provisional student if you provide prior written permission from the appropriate officials at your high school and a high school transcript reflecting superior scholarship and college readiness, as determined by UMGC in its review of this documentation. If you are currently being homeschooled or attending an alternative high school program, you may qualify for concurrent enrollment if your homeschool or alternative high school program complies with applicable state and local education regulations. As a concurrently enrolled student, you are assigned nondegree-seeking status. Once you meet all of the general admission requirements, you may contact the Student Services Office (studentservices-europe@umuc.edu) to request to be changed to degree-seeking status.

Applicants Educated Primarily in Another Language

If you were educated abroad in a language other than English, follow our simple steps and guidelines below to get started on your University of Maryland Global Campus education.

To meet admission requirements, you may demonstrate English proficiency by certifying one of the following on your admission application:

  • You graduated from a state-approved or regionally accredited U.S. high school, homeschool, or alternative high school or earned a passing score on a U.S. GED test.
  • You completed high school in one of the countries listed below.
  • You earned at least 24 credits or an associate (or more advanced) degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or from a college or university in one of the countries listed at below.

If you do not demonstrate English proficiency in one of the ways listed above, you may do so by providing documentation verifying passing scores on one of the following:

  • The written version or the Internet version of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), including the academic writing and reading modules
  • The EIKEN Test in practical English proficiency

You must arrange to have official score reports or transcripts sent directly from the testing agency or academic institution to UMGC. UMGC will determine whether scores more than two years old may be used to meet English proficiency. All documentation should be sent by U.S. mail to:

Attn: Undergraduate Transcripts
University of Maryland Global Campus
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20783-8070

Or by UPS or FedEx to Attn:

Undergraduate Transcripts
University of Maryland Global Campus
1616 McCormick Drive, Office 2386
Largo, MD 20774

English-speaking countries

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cameroon
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St. Catalina
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe