Limited Enrollment Programs
Business

Applying to the Major


Admission to the Smith School is highly competitive. Academic record, co-curricular involvement, leadership experience, and honors and awards are considered in the admission decision. We strongly encourage students to share their academic, co-curricular, and work experiences in their application to the Smith School.


Transfer Students


Students applying to the University of Maryland from other institutions apply to LEPs through the general application for admission to the University by indicating their major of interest. Students are first reviewed for admission to the University, and then, if admitted, are reviewed for admission to Limited Enrollment Program majors based on LEP standards.

Applicants who have earned 45 credits and completed all required Gateway courses at the time of their application are notified of their admission decision in late April for fall admission and late October for spring admission. Students who are in the process of completing the required Gateways or accumulating 45 credits at the time of their application are notified of their admission decision to the university at the previously mentioned times, but will be notified about the major decision after the semester has ended and final grades for the semester have been calculated. Students should be sure to send their final transcript from their previous institution to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if they are taking classes at the time of application.


  • Completion of BMGT220 [Principles of Accounting I] with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of BMGT230 or BMGT231 [Business Statistics] (or approved substitute course, see below for options) with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of MATH120, 136 or 140 [Applied Calculus I or Calculus I] with a minimum grade of C- or above
  • Applicant must have earned at least 45 cumulative credits by end of the semester that an application has been submitted
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all college coursework is required for consideration for all internal and external transfer applicants
  • Students applying to Business, who have completed all of the LEP Gateway requirements, and have a 3.8 or higher cumulative grade point average across all attempted college coursework will be directly admitted into the Business major. Students applying to Business, who have completed all of the LEP Gateway requirements, and have a 3.0 - 3.799 cumulative grade point average across all attempted college coursework will undergo a competitive review for admission to the Business major.

The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT230: BIOM301, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, EPIB300, EPIB315, GEOG306, HLTH300, INST314, PSYC200, and SOCY201. The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: BIOE372, ENCE302, ENEE324, ENME392, STAT400, or STAT420.


Transfer Students may use the Transfer Credit Services Database of Course Evaluations to determine how past, current or future courses may transfer to the University of Maryland.


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Current Students


Students currently attending the University of Maryland who wish to switch to an LEP or add an LEP as a second major can submit an LEP application through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applications are due on March 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester.

Applicants who have earned 45 credits and completed all required Gateway courses at the time of their application are notified of their admission decision in April for fall admission and October for spring admission. Students who are in the process of completing the required Gateways or accumulating 45 credits at the time of their application are notified of their admission decision after the semester has ended and final grades for the semester have been calculated.


  • Completion of BMGT220 [Principles of Accounting I] with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of BMGT230 or BMGT231 [Business Statistics] (or approved substitute course, see below for options) with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of MATH120, 136 or 140 [Applied Calculus I or Calculus I] with a minimum grade of C- or above
  • Applicant must have earned at least 45 cumulative credits by end of the semester that an application has been submitted
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all college coursework is required for consideration for all internal and external transfer applicants
  • Students applying to Business, who have completed all of the LEP Gateway requirements, and have a 3.8 or higher cumulative grade point average across all attempted college coursework will be directly admitted into the Business major. Students applying to Business, who have completed all of the LEP Gateway requirements, and have a 3.0 - 3.799 cumulative grade point average across all attempted college coursework will undergo a competitive review for admission to the Business major.

The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT230: BIOM301, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, EPIB300, EPIB315, GEOG306, HLTH300, INST314, PSYC200, and SOCY201. The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: BIOE372, ENCE302, ENEE324, ENME392, STAT400, or STAT420.


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Freshman Students


All students accepted directly as freshmen into the Smith School must complete a series of gateway courses and submit to a review at 45 credits to determine continuing eligibility.


  • Completion of BMGT220 [Principles of Accounting I] with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of BMGT230 or BMGT231 [Business Statistics] (or approved substitute course, see below for options) with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of MATH120, 136 or 140 [Applied Calculus I or Calculus I] with a minimum grade of C- or above

The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT230: BIOM301, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, EPIB300, EPIB315, GEOG306, HLTH300, INST314, PSYC200, and SOCY201. The following courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: BIOE372, ENCE302, ENEE324, ENME392, STAT400, or STAT420.


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Contact

College Park Campus

Website

Phone: 301-405-2286

Email: applysmith@rhsmith.umd.edu

Majors offered:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management & Business Analytics


main administration building

Shady Grove Campus

Website

Phone: 301-738-6079

Email: smithugradsg@rhsmith.umd.edu

Majors offered:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing

All students entering a Business major at Shady Grove will have completed 60 credits and successfully completed the following courses/requirements.

  • BMGT220 Principles of Accounting I
  • MATH120, 130 or 140 Calculus I
  • BMGT230 or 231 (or equivalent) Business Statistics
  • BMGT221 Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON200 Principles of Micro-Economics
  • ECON201 Principles of Macro-Economics
  • All General Education requirements with the exception of Professional Writing
  • Smith School’s Public Speaking Requirement