General education program
Our new general education program gives students the opportunity to explore the exciting and expansive range of courses available at Maryland. These courses will expand students’ program of study, challenge their preconceptions and broaden their worldview. Courses emphasize rigor, innovation and creative thinking. Students are encouraged to consider diversity in all its forms and to enhance their learning beyond the classroom, through study abroad, internships, research or other special experiences.
Online recommendation submissions
This system allows teachers and guidance counselors to complete student-requested recommendations using a simple, secure website. The site allows recommenders to easily upload letters and other materials and reduces processing time.
Pre-Transfer Advising Program
The Pre-Transfer Advising program provides support to prospective transfer students from two- and four-year schools before they apply to the University of Maryland to complete an undergraduate degree. Students are encouraged to use pre-transfer advising services to assess their readiness to transfer and estimate their time to degree completion.
Advisors from Maryland community colleges can work closely with pre-transfer advisors for issues related to transfer credits and major options. Pre-transfer advisors help prospective transfer students determine how previous coursework will apply to University of Maryland degrees, identify remaining general education and major requirements, and locate specific resources for additional assistance. The pre-advising worksheet must be completed to receive transfer course feedback.
Transfer application policy
Admission to the university is becoming increasingly competitive. As a result, the students that are most successful in the admission process are those who have successfully completed fundamental English and math courses at the time of application and have earned a cumulative B average. All applicants will be reviewed on a space available basis.
Rosters and applicant information
If you are a counselor at a Maryland community college, you may contact us to establish a PIN to access reports and data about your applicants. Please contact your admission representative in the admissions office to set up your access.
Academic Curricular Exams and Other External Credit
Transfer Credit Services facilitates the evaluation of credit for new students who have earned college credit from another institution or successfully completed Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and A/AS level examinations.
You can also look up transfer course equivalencies for courses taken at a previous institution using Transfer Credit Services.
Students who have earned college credit in the United States and submitted official transcripts may access their transfer credit evaluation online 10 business days after receiving a letter of admission. If a student has credit from overseas institutions, this process may take a bit longer and is dependent on the receipt of translated transcripts and course descriptions. In order to access this evaluation, he or she needs a Directory ID and password.
Please note that a student’s evaluation is preliminary and ongoing. Every effort will be made to provide a comprehensive evaluation before class registration.
Request printed material
Upon request, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will provide printed material and promotional items to college advisors. Please visit Request Materials to have information about UMD’s academic programs, financial aid and campus life sent to you.