UMES Hospitality and Tourism Management Hawk Line Application Requirements: Attending MC next semester and completed HMGT 101.


The B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management program at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is an upper-division program providing full-time and part-time curriculum plans of study in hospitality management. This program prepares students to enter middle management positions in lodging, restaurant, travel, attractions, meeting and convention, and food service industries.

The Hawk Line program is a Transfer Access Program (TAP) designed to benefit Montgomery College students who plan to transfer to the UMD Hospitality and Tourism Management program at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG).

The Hawk Line program for Hospitality and Tourism Management will help you prepare for all aspects of the transfer process, including:

  • Priority advising with UMES program representatives
    • Pre-transfer advising to ensure that you are taking the correct classes at MC
    • Early academic advising on UMES program requirements
  • Early access to USG student services, supporting Hawk Line students in the following Transfer Readiness Zones:
    • Academic Readiness
      • Oral & Written Communication
      • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
      • Digital Technology
    • Career Readiness
      • Career Development
      • Teamwork & Collaboration
      • Professionalism & Work Ethic
    • Personal Success
      • Leadership
      • Equity & Inclusion
      • Personal Well-being
  • Two-degree credentials – Associate's Degree and Bachelor’s Degree 

What are the requirements to be considered for Hawk Line?

Students wishing to be considered for the Hawk Line  program for Hospitality and Tourism Management should answer yes to the following questions:

  • Will I still be attending MC next semester (fall or spring)?
  • Have I completed (with a "C" or better) HMGT 101: Introduction to the Hospitality Industry?

If you answered yes to both questions above


  1. Watch this video demonstration on accessing the Hawk Line application.

    • Use a PERSONAL email address when setting up your application account.
      • This email will serve as your username in the application/student portal platform.
      • You cannot change your username after creating your account.
      • You will use this same login to access services before and after you transfer.
    • Communication regarding your application decision will go to your personal email/account username.
  2. Complete the Hawk Line application today!

    Application Deadlines:
    • Fall Hawk Line Enrollment :
      • June 15 (priority)
      • August 1 (final)
    • Spring Hawk Line Enrollment:
      • November 15 (Priority)
      • January 1 (Final)
  3. Watch your email** for updates and your Hawk Line application decision.
    **Please help ensure that you receive Hawk Line-related emails by adding to your email contact list.**

I got into Hawk Line!  Now what?

To successfully complete the Hawk Line program for Hospitality and Tourism Management, Hawk Line participants must meet the following requirements.  All requirements listed below must be fulfilled while attending Montgomery College.

  • Academic Requirements
    • Earn an Associate’s Degree from MC (A.A.S in Management of Hospitality suggested)
    • Graduate from MC with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from all previous institutions
    • Earn a C- or better in the following MC courses:
      • Two Arts or Humanities courses
      • Natural Science with Lab (4 credits)
      • ECON 201: Principles of Economics I
      • PSYC 102: General Psychology
      • COMM 108: Foundations of Human Communication
      • NUTR 101: Introduction to Nutrition
      • MATH 110: Survey of College Mathematics
      • HLTH 125: Personalized Health Fitness
      • ENGL 101: Introduction to College Writing   AND
        ENGL 102: Critical Reading, Writing, and Research
      • HMGT 101: Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
      • HMGT 105: Food Service Sanitation
      • HMGT 107: Food and Beverage Management
      • HMGT 110/111: Principles of Food Production Lecture & Lab
      • HMGT 204: Catering and Banquets
      • HMGT 208: Food and Beverage Cost Controls
      • HMGT 211: Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry
      • HMGT 240: Lodging and Food Service Sales and Advertising
      • HMGT 250: Meeting, Conference, and Event Planning
      • HMGT 290: Hospitality Practicum
      • BSAD 101: Introduction to Business
  • Additional Requirements
    • Complete the Hawk Line Welcome Celebration, which includes
      • Completing the virtual Welcome Module for your major (You will receive the link in your Hawk Line acceptance email)
      • Attend a live Welcome Celebration (you will receive more information as part of the Welcome Module)
    • Complete advising requirements
      • Meet with the UMES Program Director for your major at least once per semester
      • Meet with the Transfer Access Coordinator at least once per semester
    • Complete events/activities in each Transfer Readiness Zone:
      • At least one Academic Readiness activity before you transfer
      • At least one Career Readiness activity before you transfer
      • At least one Personal Success activity before you transfer
    • Submit the UMES Admissions Application* for the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at USG.
      *Be sure to select Shady Grove as your campus