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University of Maryland - Eastern Shore Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

The university received around 4923 applications for fall 2018, of which 54% were accepted. 505 of accepted applicants enrolled with the university for this semester. University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) offers 38 undergraduate, 14 masters, and 8 doctoral programs within five schools. The subject areas offered are Agricultural & Natural Sciences, Arts & Professions, Business & Technology, and Pharmacy & Health Professions.

  • The university invites applications for Fall, Summer and Spring sessions.
  • Students can apply through the university’s online admissions portal.
  • Official scores of IELTS/TOEFL/PTE are required to confirm the English proficiency of international students.
  • International students must request SpanTran Request Form for UMES.


Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)35 USD
Acceptance rate54%
Average SAT score930
Average ACT score18
Mode of PaymentCredit/Debit Card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidAvailable

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Admission Deadlines

Deadlines for international applicants are usually a month prior to domestic application deadlines. The deadlines for international applicants are mentioned below:

Undergraduate applicants
FallMay 1
SpringNovember 1

University of Maryland Eastern Shore International Admissions

UMES accepts applications from all around the world. The application process is the same as that of for domestic students, however, there are some requirements that international students must meet.

Admission Requirements for Internationa Applicants

  • Completed application of passport.
  • SAT/ACT/GED scores
    • School code: 5400
    • SAT: 930
    • ACT: 18
    • GED: 50
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores.
  • Original college transcripts
    • transcript evaluations, done by a credential evaluation agency.
  • Translated High School mark sheets.
  • Financial documents with bank statements.

English Proficiency Test Score

International aspirants are required to prove their English proficiency with the scores of IELTS/TOEFL/PTE. While some departments have different requirements, here are the minimum scores required to qualify for admission.

TestMinimum required score

Visa Process for International Students

Aspirants need to get from I-20 from the university. Here are all the prerequisites for it.

  • Original copy of Passport
  • Financial statements
  • Letters of Sponsor

Once acceptance from UMES is received international applicants will receive Form I-20 from the university. Here are all the steps that the students are required to ffulfill

  • Pay the SEVIS I-901 fee to the Department of Homeland Security
  • Get a visa interview date from your local embassy
  • Access the HawkWeb Account and get your enrollment 101

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Undergraduate Admissions

University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers more than 30 undergraduate courses to applicants from the US and all over the world. The basic guidelines for admissions that are common for all the bachelor's courses are mentioned below:

Where to Apply: UMES Admission Portal

Application Fee: 35 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to provide these documents along with their application:

  • Standardized Test Scores and GPA
  • GED Requirements
  • Official transcripts of High school
    • Credential evaluation for international applicants.
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Scores of English proficiency (International students)
  • Recommended, but not required:
    • Statement of purpose
    • Letters of Recommendation from Counselor or Teacher.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Graduate Admissions

UMES offers graduate courses in more than 20 disciplines to applicants. Although few courses are subjected to some specifications, given below are some popular courses and their admissions process.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MA TeachingGraduate Application PortalOct 150 USDSOP, GRE: 297, Undergrad GPA of 3.0, 3 LOR, ResumeTOEFL-550, 79
IELTS- 6.5
MS Applied Computer ScienceGraduate Application PortalFall: Mar 1
Spring: Aug 1
50 USDGPA of 2.5, Resume, SOP, 3 LORTOEFL-550, 79
IELTS- 6.5
MS ChemistryGraduate Application PortalFall: Dec 1
Spring: June 1
50 USDGRE, GPA-3.0, SOP, 3 LOR, resumeTOEFL-550, 79
IELTS- 6.5
MS Pharmaceutical scienceGraduate Application PortalFall: Dec 1
Spring: Jun 1
50 USDGRE- 151 (verbal), GPA-3.0, 3 LOR, resume, SOPTOEFL-550, 79
IELTS- 6.5

The college admission process is selective and holistic. The applicants are reviewed on the basis of high school transcripts coursework taken. The university also considers personal recommendations, essay, SAT/ACT scores, and indulgence in co-curricular activities.

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