(For graduate admissions standards, refer to the graduate catalog.)

(For Competency-Based Education (CBE) admissions standards, refer to the MyWay at UMHB catalog.) 

All Applicants

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor grants admission to students who demonstrate adequate academic preparation and who possess the characteristics necessary for success at a Christian liberal arts university.

In order to be admitted, all applicants must meet the requirements established by the University. Admissions decisions will be based on academic credentials and recommendations. The UMHB Office of Admissions and Recruiting will notify all applicants of admission decisions. If formal notification of admission has not been received, the applicant should contact the Office of Admissions and Recruiting.

By submitting an application for admission to UMHB, the applicant affirms that he/she will comply with all University rules and policies if admitted. 

All admission forms and correspondence should be addressed to:

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Office of Admissions and Recruiting

UMHB Box 8004

900 College Street

Belton, Texas 76513

Enrollment Deposit

Admitted undergraduate students are required to pay an Enrollment Deposit to confirm their plans to attend UMHB. Enrollment Deposits are $150 for commuting students and $300 for resident students (housing deposit included). Upon registration, the Enrollment Deposit is applied directly to the student’s bill. Deposits should be paid by cash, credit card, money order, or check payable to UMHB.

Once the Enrollment Deposit is received, UMHB will provide information about new student orientation, academic advising and registration.

Admitted new students should pay their Enrollment Deposit by May 1 for the Fall semester or within two weeks following notification of acceptance if admitted after May 1 for the Fall semester or if admitted for the Spring semester or Summer sessions. The date the deposit is paid could affect the financial aid package as well as the orientation/registration date offered, and building eligibility for those applying for housing.

A refund of 100% of the Enrollment Deposit will be given if requested prior to May 1. After May 1, the $150 pre-payment will not be refunded. A refund of 50% of the housing portion of the Enrollment Deposit will be given if requested after May 1 but prior to June 1. After June 1, the student will forfeit the entire Enrollment Deposit if choosing not to enroll at UMHB. Enrollment Deposits for the Spring semester and/or Summer sessions are nonrefundable.

Special Note to Students in University Housing

Admitted undergraduate students planning to live in University housing must submit a campus housing application with the required $300 Enrollment Deposit. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are made available to students upon acceptance. A completed housing application includes the following: the Enrollment Deposit, a completed Report of Medical History form (which is part of the housing application), and the required meningitis vaccine documents. A Report of Medical History form is required of all University housing students before moving into the facility. Effective January 2, 2012, the State of Texas requires all first-time students and/or transfer students who are 21 years or younger to receive a vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis. The vaccine must be obtained within five years preceding enrollment or a booster is required. Written evidence of vaccination must be submitted to UMHB. A student must receive vaccination or booster at least 10 days prior to the first of class or moving into campus housing, whichever is first (Texas Education Code, §51.9192, Subchapter Z). Students who have not had the meningitis vaccine at least ten days prior to the opening of campus housing will not be allowed to take occupancy of the assigned space.

Residence living requirements: Students at UMHB are typically required to reside in campus housing unless they meet one of the following criteria: a) will live with a spouse, parent, or legal guardian within commuting distance of the campus; b) have 48 or more accumulated hours and/or at least 21 years of age; c) will attend the University as a part-time student. This policy applies to fall/spring semesters only.


Note: Admission to or completion of a UMHB undergraduate or graduate program does not guarantee licensure by any state licensing board.