Students who wish to study at the A. James Clark School of Engineering apply for admission to the University of Maryland; there is no separate application for engineering. When filling out the university application, you may choose bioengineering as your intended major. You may also apply as an undecided engineering major.
Admission is highly competitive. For example, fall 2013 incoming freshmen had an average GPA of 4.3 and an average SAT score of 1384. Though not required, students are also strongly encouraged to take advanced science and mathematics courses in high school, specifically Physics, Biology, Calculus, and Chemistry as well as English. Acceptable AP credits will be applied toward the degree and will not only prepare students for college level courses but will also decrease the overall course load required to graduate.
All Bioengineering majors must meet admission, progress, and retention standards of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
For complete information about applying to the University of Maryland, please visit:
  • University Admissions
    Get acquainted with the university and its admissions process, learn how to apply online or download the application booklet.
  • Transfer Student Admissions
    Learn more about the special application procedures for those transferring into UMD and/or the Clark School.
Prospective undergraduate engineering students may also send admission inquiries to


Financial Aid

The A. James Clark School of Engineering offers engineering scholarships to talented undergraduates (including transfer and returning students) enrolled at the School. Students may also apply for Federal financial aid, national scholarships, and university scholarships. To learn more, please visit:



ABET The Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland offers an undergraduate program in bioengineering which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. For more information, see