The University of Maryland (UMD), College Park is the state of Maryland’s flagship institution and one of the United States’ top-ranked public research universities. We are home to students, faculty and staff, and nearly 400,000 alumni all dedicated to moving Fearlessly Forward in pursuit of excellence and impact for the public good.
At UMD, students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty at the top of their fields. We are a global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation and our unbeatable location just outside Washington, D.C. allows students to take advantage of the vast cultural, internship and learning opportunities nearby.
Our campus community is strengthened by the richness of perspectives, lifestyles and personalities brought together here. Apply to #BeATerp and be part of a community that reflects the diversity of our world.
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Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
High school students and students with fewer than 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of university-level credit beyond secondary school should apply as freshman applicants.
Requirements: In addition to the online application and $75 application fee, freshman applicants need to submit a number of additional required application materials. Visit our website for a full list, and details on specific international student requirements.
Deadlines: Applicants applying for the fall are strongly encouraged to apply by the November 1 early action deadline to receive priority consideration for admission to the university, merit-based scholarships and invitations to special programs. Freshman applicants who apply for admission to the fall semester are also automatically considered for admission to the spring semester.
For assistance as you complete your application, reference our Freshman Application FAQs.
At this time, transfer applicants must use StandOut Admissions Network to apply to UMD.
High school graduates who've completed at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours at a regionally accredited university should apply as transfer applicants.
Requirements: Besides the online application and $75 application fee, transfer applicants need to submit additional required application materials. Visit our website for a full list, and details on specific international student requirements.
Deadlines: Applicants applying for the fall are encouraged to apply by the March 1 early action deadline to receive priority consideration for admission and merit-based scholarships. Visit our website for a full list of application deadlines for transfer students.
For assistance as you complete your application, reference our Transfer Application FAQs.