for the Robert H. Smith School of
Business at College Park
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions in the Mitchell Bldg administers the
Smith School of Business at College Park admission process. Applications to the
Smith School can be accessed here. For questions, call
301-314-8385 or e-mail email@example.com.
Admission to the Smith School is competitive. Admission requirements and
policies may be subject to change. Please check online for the most up-to-date
information, dates and locations of information sessions. Also, please
refer to the Frequently Asked
Admission Questions section below to get answers to many of your admission
questions. Upper-division BMGT programs are offered at both College Park and at the
Universities at Shady Grove in Montgomery County.
Direct admission to the Smith School is offered on space-available basis to
first-time applicants who present the most competitive academic records. All
students admitted directly to BMGT as freshmen must demonstrate satisfactory
Internal and External Transfer Students
Internal and external transfer students may apply to compete for admission to
the Smith School of Business after they have earned 45 credits, and if accepted,
will be provisionally admitted for the semester following the completion of
their 60th credit. Admission will be finalized once all requirements are
confirmed at the end of the following semester. Below are the current admission
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
Asked Admissions Questions
1. I have not yet completed Accounting II and the second Economics course needed
for admission. What is the latest I can complete these courses and be considered
Students may be in the process of completing BMGT 221 (Accounting
II) and the second economics course (ECON 200 or ECON 201) in their fourth semester—or
the 3rd semester in which they apply for admission at 45-credits earned. However,
all grades and documentation to confirm successful completion of all gateway courses
with a “C” grade or better and 60 credit hours earned must be received by the end
of the following semester.
2. I have heard about the BMGT Program at Shady Grove. What is this?
The Smith School offers the upper division portions of four majors—Accounting,
Marketing, General Business with specialization in Entrepreneurship, and International
Business, through the Universities at Shady Grove, located in Montgomery County.
The Smith School program at Shady Grove is taught by the same corps of faculty,
consists of the same coursework, and has the same entrance requirements as those
offered at UMCP. Admission is competitive at both locations, due to capacity limitations.
All students who wish to apply for admission to the Shady Grove campus may contact
Associate Director Luke Glasgow at 301-738-6079 or
3. Are my grades and credits from another college or another major
counted in the gpa I need to be admitted?
Yes. All grades from all coursework taken anywhere are included. All credits
previously attempted are included when calculating your total number of credits,
regardless of how many are transferable to the University of Maryland. You are required
to submit transcripts for all coursework previously taken. Advanced Placement and
ESL credits, however, need not be included in the number of credits completed for
purposes of meeting admission requirements.
4. How can I find out if the courses I took at my previous college transfer to
the University of Maryland?
Please go to the Transfer
Credit Center website and click
on transfer course look-up, then click on the state where your previous school is
located, then click on the school. You can see if courses from your previous institution
transfer to the University of Maryland College Park, and if they are equivalent
to UM courses. To have a course evaluated, take the course description and syllabus
to the Transfer Credit Center or to the appropriate department after you have been
5. How will I know for sure that I will be admitted? May I indicate a preference
for program location?
You will be evaluated for admission in a competitive pool of other applicants
for the same semester. You may indicate your preference of program location in your
cover letter. Current campus location is taken into account in the admission decision;
however, the admission committee will offer placement to either College Park or
Shady Grove business program, based upon capacity in the program and the strength
of your application. While we understand the preference of many students to study
on the main campus, space limitations prevent us from accommodating all of the admitted
students at the Smith School at College Park.
6. If I am not admitted, may I apply again the next semester?
You can apply once only to each program location—College Park or Shady Grove.
You may apply to Shady Grove and to College Park at the same time, indicating your
7. Who can I talk with to assess my chances of admission to BMGT?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has a Coordinator of Limited
Enrollment Programs who is knowledgeable about the requirements and strategies
for admission to the Smith School. (Please call 301-314-8385.) These counselors
offer walk-in hours at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (located on the
ground floor of the Mitchell Bldg) during the Fall and Spring semesters from
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Thursday. Their summer hours are Wednesday
and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. In addition, regular information
sessions are offered by the Admissions Office throughout the year. Please check the
Office Web site, and/or here.
8. How can I be advised if I want to go on Study Abroad?
If you wish to study abroad prior to your admission to BMGT, you will be advised
by your current advisor to enroll in non-business courses, or business courses which
have already been approved as equivalent by the university and articulated in the
Transfer Credit Center database (TCEQ). The Smith School strongly discourages study
abroad in your 1st semester in BMGT.
9. Will I be able to apply to BMGT Honors and/or Smith Fellows Programs for my
1st semester in BMGT?
All Smith Undergraduate Fellows programs are restricted to BMGT majors. As a
prospective student, you may access the Smith online portal, UNet, to submit
your application online. Your acceptance would be provisional, based upon the
final admission decision. For more information and to apply, please
10. Will I be admitted if I complete all the admission criteria and have at least
a 3.000 overall grade point average?
Admission to the Smith School is competitive for a limited number of spaces at
both locations (College Park and Shady Grove). Therefore a 3.000 overall grade point
average does not guarantee admission to the Smith School. It is strongly recommended
that students applying to the Smith School have alternative majors in place in case
they are not admitted to the Smith School.