Undergraduate Program

Admission Standards for Shady Grove

All students who wish to apply for admission to The Robert H. Smith School of Business program at Shady Grove should plan on attending a Smith School at Shady Grove Admission Workshop or visit the information table when a representative is on your campus for a transfer visit. You may also contact the Smith Undergraduate Programs Office at Shady Grove by calling 301-738-6079 or by email at smithugradsg@rhsmith.umd.edu with questions regarding the program at Shady Grove.

Applications for the Smith School of Business at Shady Grove can be found here: https://www.admissions.umd.edu/apply/index.php. Admission to the Robert H. Smith School of Business is competitive, as capacity in each Smith School major offered at Shady Grove is limited.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission to the Smith School at Shady Grove, applicants must complete the following admission requirements and the additional courses/requirements listed below:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (preferred, may vary based upon the applicant pool)
  • Earned a minimum of 45 credits.

Completion of Gateway courses, all with “C-“or better:

  • BMGT 220 Principles of Accounting I
  • MATH 220, 130 or 140 Calculus I
  • BMGT2301 or 2312 (or equivalent) Business Statistics

In addition to the admission requirements above, it is expected that all students entering a Smith School major at Shady Grove will have completed 60 credits and successfully completed the following courses/requirements.

  • All General Education requirements3 with the exception of Professional Writing
  • Smith School’s Public Speaking Requirement
  • BMGT221 Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON200 Principles of Micro-Economics
  • ECON201 Principles of Macro-Economics

1 The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT230: BIOM301, CCJS200, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, PSYC200, and SOCY201.

2 The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: ENCE302, ENEE324, ENME392, or STAT400.

3 University of Maryland General Education (or CORE if matriculated in Maryland community college prior to Fall 2012) requirements are explained at: www.gened.umd.edu.

Co-curricular involvement, leadership experience and honors and awards will also be considered in the admission decision. Students are strongly encouraged to submit with their applications a resume and letter detailing their accomplishments and experience.

Application Deadlines for Transfer Students: The priority application and International applicant deadline is the 1st business day of March. The regular deadline is June 1st, and applications submitted after the deadline are considered only on a space available basis. The Robert H. Smith School of Business program at Shady Grove admits students ONLY in the Fall semester on a competitive and rolling basis and rolling admissions will continue until each major is filled.

Applications for the Smith School of Business at Shady Grove can be found here: www.admissions.umd.edu/apply/hobsons.cfm. Admission to the Robert H. Smith School of Business is competitive, as capacity in each Smith School major offered at Shady Grove is limited.