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First-Year Students

Welcome! At UCM, we try to make the admissions process as easy as possible. That’s why we offer two ways to apply; you can apply online or download the application and mail, fax or drop it off to us. No matter how you decide to apply, it may be helpful to check out our steps to apply information.  If you are a high school freshman or sophomore, check out our Guide to Admissions that provides you with information and a timeline of what to do to prepare to attend UCM.

We also encourage you to visit campus. Our students tell us their visits to UCM were informative and fun. Be sure to find out more about perks of being a member of The Honors College. Questions? Try our Freshman Admission FAQs, or contact admissions.

Am I a freshman applicant?

  • Yes - if you have never enrolled in a college or university class after receiving a high school diploma or GED.
  • Yes - even if you received college credit while attending high school, you are still considered a first-time freshman.

If you’ve earned 24 hours at another college following high school graduation, you’re considered a transfer and the procedures are a bit different. Check special information for home-schooled, adult, multicultural and students with disabilities.

Once the Office of Admissions has received your completed application, you will be notified of our decision within two weeks.

There's also good news if you're worried there's not enough time left to apply. UCM has "rolling admissions," which means that you can apply—and be accepted—any time throughout the admissions season, right up until the day before classes begin.

Questions? Please contact admissions.