Apply today; here, you can find the links you need to get started. The BA/BS, BLS, and graduate programs each have a separate application process. Please select a program for further information.
Undergraduate Programs - Application process
Undergraduate – For high school seniors, transfer students (from a community college or other four-year college or university) and international students.
Traditional First-Year and Transfer Admission
UMW accepts both The Common Application (both first-year and transfer students) and the UMW Application for first-year students and transfer students. Please apply along with an essay, application fee, or approved waiver. We can’t wait to get your application! We’ll send you an email when we receive it and let you know if anything’s missing. Please know that it’s your responsibility to make sure your file is complete and keep copies of all application materials.
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) Program - Application Process
BLS – Adult degree completion for Bachelor of Liberal Studies.
Adult Degree Completion
Put your professional experience to work for you! The University of Mary Washington offers the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree Completion Program for adult learners who want to grow their careers and gain some traction from the professional experience already gained.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program - Application Process
BSN – Adult degree completion for Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
BSN Completion Program
The BSN Completion Program is a post-licensure degree program administered by the College of Arts and Sciences. The program’s mission combines the University’s mission with the recommendations contained within the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Along with seven higher-level nursing courses, the program will continue the UMW tradition of liberal arts education by including three liberal arts courses. The program will enhance the writing, critical thinking, and speaking skills of RNs whose focus is the delivery of direct patient care and prepare them for lifelong learning and professional creativity.
Graduate Programs - Application Process
For students seeking a graduate (master’s) degree and certificate programs. You will find links to the information pages for each degree and its programs in the sections below. You will find the application checklists for each. As well as the links to the online application itself for each degree and program. The online application is the preferred method to apply.
Whether you are developing managerial skills, seeking career advancement, or cultivating an entrepreneurial advantage, a master’s degree in business administration MBA will put you on the path to success. The Spring 2023 semester for the Master of Business Administration program will be the final intake of International graduate MBA students seeking a residential (in-person) program. The application deadline for international students seeking admission will be Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
In the M.Ed. with Initial Teacher Licensure Program. You’ll get a personal adviser and a learning plan tailored specifically for you. You will get valuable field experience in one of nine neighboring school districts.
UMW’s College of Education Endorsement and Certificates Programs offer a graduate endorsement and two certificates. UMW’s added credentials give educators increased knowledge in a particular field of study. The added credentials will lead to more lucrative and fulfilling employment options.
Start a career using geospatial technologies by getting your Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis at The University of Mary Washington. The U.S. Department of Labor says geospatial technologies are a high-growth industry sector, with more demand for employees than are trained personnel to fill the positions.
If you have questions regarding first-year admission or adult degree completion programs, contact the Office of Admissions or request more information.
Suggested Filing Dates
- Freshman Applicants
- Early Decision – November 1
- Early Action – Priority filing date of November 15 has been extended to December 1
- Regular Decision – February 1
- Transfer Applicants
- Summer admission – March 1
- Fall admission – April 1
- Spring admission – October 15
- SAT Code Number: 5398
- ACT Code Number: 4414
- FAFSA Code Number: 003746
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