Maryland
Postsecondary Admission Requirements

Post

Four-Year Institutions

The Board of Regents sets minimum admissions requirements but authorizes the 12 system institutions to set more rigorous criteria. Institutions may make exceptions to the minimum requirements for up to 15 percent of their incoming classes. The state-wide minimum admissions requirements are as follows:

  • An earned high school diploma or equivalency credential
  • High school GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the Core Curriculum
  • Submission of national college exams such as SAT or ACT scores

Required Core High School Curriculum

Subject

Units  

Course Requirements

English

4

 

Math

4

Algebra I, Geometry I and Algebra II

Students who complete Algebra II prior to their senior year must complete a year-four math

Science

3

Earned credits in at least two subject areas

Two of three units must be lab-based

Social Science/ History

3

 

Foreign Language

2

Two units in the same language

Some institutions may substitute two units of advanced technology in place of foreign language

Total

16

 

Two-Year and/or Technical Colleges

Community college admissions requirements vary by institution.