Admitted Spring Freshmen

We know you probably have a number of questions about your spring admission. There are a variety of options available to you during the fall semester prior to enrolling. You may choose to do community service, travel, work or earn credits at an accredited college or university for transfer to the University of Maryland. You may also begin your Maryland education in the Fall 2015 semester by participating in Freshmen Connection.

Freshmen Connection is a fall-semester academic program, administered by the Office of Extended Studies, which allows you to get on track to graduate in four years and discover all that Maryland has to offer. The program is open only to freshmen who confirm spring admission to the University of Maryland. You’ll enroll in university courses, take classes with other students in the program, form study groups and develop social networks. Courses are taught by Maryland faculty in campus classrooms 3–9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Friday. Grades earned post to the university transcript and are included in your Maryland GPA.

You can learn more about Freshmen Connection at information sessions held during the university’s Admitted Student Open Houses, webcasts and through the Freshmen Connection office. The program follows the university’s fall academic semester calendar and adheres to all university policies and procedures.


If you’re ready to call yourself a Terp, there are just a few more steps to take.


1. Review your letter of admission on the application portal. It includes important information about your major and residency status. You will need to log in to the application portal using your PIN and password. Click on "Your application decision is now available online."

2. Plan a campus visit. Now that you’ve been admitted, join us for an Admitted Student Open House, take a tour or attend an event to become acquainted with our students and faculty.

3. Respond to your offer of admission. If you choose to confirm your enrollment (and we hope you do!), please refer to your admission decision letter on the application portal. Within your letter is a hyperlink that allows you to confirm your enrollment. It may take up to 48 business hours for your confirmation to be processed and posted to your record. If you decide not to attend UMD, we ask that you decline your offer of admission through the application portal.

4. Submit your nonrefundable $400 enrollment deposit to reserve your space in the Spring 2016 class. This enrollment deposit will be applied to your tuition. If you choose not to pay your enrollment deposit by credit card, the application portal will provide instructions for other payment options.

5. Complete the housing request/dining agreement form. If you are not enrolling in the Freshmen Connection program during the Fall semester, you should complete the agreement form available through the application portal. If you are enrolling in the Freshmen Connection program during the Fall semester, you should request Fall housing directly with the Department of Resident Life. Find out more about on and off campus housing and dining.

6. Confirm your enrollment in the Freshmen Connection program if you are participating during the fall semester. Participation in Freshmen Connection is not required of spring admits, but those who are participating must confirm enrollment in the program and pay the confirmation fee on the Freshmen Connection website .

Learn more about need-based aid, merit scholarships and other ways to finance your education.



Find out how you can receive transfer credit for your courses and course credit for AP, CI and A/AS Level exams.


Register for orientation. Select a date, create a university email and directory ID, take the online math placement exam and fill out required surveys through the Orientation Office.



Prepare for your arrival to Maryland by investigating technology and communication services and learning more about transportation and parking on campus.

Read about the Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement and download the Immunization Form.

Submit your final high school transcript prior to enrolling. To allow time to verify your high school graduation, please provide your final transcript as soon as it is available to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.



Congratulations on your spring admission!

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