Office of Admission FAQs regarding COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, the University of Baltimore Office of Admission is operating remotely. We are committed to providing uninterrupted personal attention and customer service to our prospective and admitted students.
Admission counselors are available to speak with you by email and phone, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact your admission counselor today to schedule a meeting.
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about becoming a UB student while we continue our admission operations remotely.
¿Si tiene preguntas adicionales y quisiera hablar con alguien?
Elio Cruz, uno de nuestros consejeros de admisión, está disponible desde 9 a.m.-5 p.m. El puede ser contactado por teléfono 410.837.4805 o por correo electrónico a email@example.com.
Is the UB Office of Admission open?
The Office of Admission's campus office is closed, but our admission counselors are working remotely to continue to help incoming students. Admission counselors are available by email and phone, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact your admission counselor today to schedule a meeting.
How can I contact my admission counselor?
Admission counselors can be reached via email or phone. To set up a meeting, contact your admission counselor.
Are you still accepting applications for the summer and fall semesters?
Yes. For summer, applications for transfer and graduate students will be reviewed through the first few days of the summer 1 session. For fall, applications for all populations will be available until early September. Start your online application today.
Are standard admission deadlines still in place?
We will be flexible on all admission deadlines: seat deposits, application deadlines, etc. Please contact your admission counselor for more information.
I would like to apply, but the current situation is making the application fee waiver difficult to pay. Is there a way to have that fee waived?
Yes. Please contact your admission counselor to obtain an application fee waiver.
Will admission decisions still be made?
Yes. We will continue to process applications and make admission decisions. We anticipate no long-term delays in reviewing your admission materials.
I sent my transcript. Will you receive it?
If you sent your transcript electronically, then we will receive and process it in a timely manner. If you mailed us a transcript, we will not be able to review that document until on-campus operations resume. Please consider re-sending your transcript electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am sending my SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT scores. Will those be received?
Scores sent directly from CollegeBoard, GRE testing services, etc. will be received and processed as usual.
What happens if I sent the transcript and you can't access it?
Unfortunately, we can't make an admission decision without an official transcript, so we may be delayed in making an admission decision if this occurs. Please consider resending your official transcript electronically to email@example.com.
Do I still need to submit all required documents for admission (transcript, resume, letters of recommendation, if needed)?
Yes. All documents are still required for admission. These documents vary depending on what type of student you are, and which program you are applying for. Please work with your assigned admission counselor to determine what is needed.
Can I send unofficial transcripts?
We will be accepting unofficial transcripts on a case-by-case basis. Please work with your assigned admission counselor to determine if you are eligible.
Will you accept Pass/Fail (P/F)Grades?
In response to COVID-19, UB will expand its acceptance of Pass/Fail (P/F) grades earned during the national emergency. Accepting and/or using these credits towards degree requirements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, as definitions of P/F vary. UB may require an official transcript and/or institutional grading scheme prior to determining eligibility or applicability. Please work with your assigned admission counselor to learn more.
I was planning on attending a campus visit. Are those still happening?
To ensure the safety of our campus community, all on-campus events have been suspended. We are offering an online campus tour, and we invite you to attend one of our virtual information sessions, school webinars or trainings. Please visit our events page to RSVP.
I am an international student. What can I expect to happen with my application?
International students should proceed with their application. We anticipate no issues with international students receiving the documentation and approval required to enroll at UB for the fall 2020 semester. If you have direct questions, please contact Jim Shea, International Student Admission Counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the summer term be affected?
We do not expect any disruption to the start of the summer term. However, the University has decided to not require Financial Clearance for this term. Should things change, we will update our web pages and send out notifications.
Will I still get my scholarship or financial aid package?
Yes. The Office of Financial Aid will continue to award financial aid packages, offer scholarships and grants, and be available for questions. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Is academic advising available?
Yes. Academic advising will continue as planned. Please contact your academic adviser to schedule a call or an online meeting. Your adviser is listed in the "My Student Center" section within the MyUB portal. REMINDER: Fall registration for classes begins in early April.
When will the campus reopen, and how will I be informed?
We have not yet received information about when campus will reopen. Once we receive more information, we will notify the campus community via email, our social media channels and the University of Baltimore website at www.ubalt.edu.