Application Deadlines

Students have different deadlines based on their applicant type and desired semester of admission. Be sure to review our application deadlines to determine when you should apply and when you can expect to receive a decision.

Use the table below to determine when you should apply to the University of Maryland based on your student classification and desired semester of entry. Students who are applying for admission to Shady Grove or for reenrollment should follow the admission processes outlined on those sites.

Applications are considered complete when the online application and all required documents have been received. All materials must be postmarked by the appropriate deadline for consideration, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm receipt of documents through the application portal. Please note that it may take 2-5 days after submitting your application for you to be able to view the status of your application and supporting documents online.

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Student Type Priority
Deadline1
Priority Deadline
Decision Release
Regular
Deadline2
Regular Deadline
Decision Release
Enrollment Confirmation
Deadline
FALL Enrollment beginning in September3
U.S. and International Freshmen Nov. 1* By Feb. 1 Jan. 20 By April 1 May 1
U.S. and International Transfer March 1 By Late-April June 1 By Mid-July 30 days from
date of admission
U.S. citizens applying
to UMD at Shady Grove
June 1 Rolling basis --- --- Before the beginning of the semester of admission
International students applying
to UMD at Shady Grove
March 1 Rolling basis --- --- Before the beginning of the semester of admission
SPRING Enrollment beginning in January
U.S. Freshmen Dec. 1* By Mid-Dec.* --- --- 30 days from
date of admission
International Freshmen & Transfer
Aug. 1* By Mid-Oct.* Must apply by Aug. 1 --- 30 days from
date of admission
U.S. Transfer Aug.1* By Mid-Oct.* Nov. 15.* By Mid-Dec.* 30 days from
date of admission
U.S. citizens applying
to UMD at Shady Grove
Nov. 15* Rolling basis --- --- Before the beginning of the semester of admission
International students applying
to UMD at Shady Grove
Aug. 1* Rolling basis --- --- Before the beginning of the semester of admission

*Indicates that the date is for the prior year. For example, U.S. Freshman applying for Fall 2017 priority admission must apply by Nov. 1, 2016.

Notes:

1. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the Priority Deadline where applicable. Freshmen who apply by the Priority Deadline for the fall semester will receive best consideration for admission to the university, merit-based scholarships, and invitations to special programs. Transfer students who apply by the priority deadline for the fall or spring semesters will receive best consideration for admission to the university and consideration for merit-based scholarships. This is not an early-decision program; you will have until the date listed in the "Enrollment Confirmation Deadline" column to confirm your enrollment.

2. Applications received after the Regular Deadline will be considered on a rolling, space-available basis.

3. Freshman students who apply for the fall semester are automatically considered for spring admission.

4. International applicants include students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents and students with any non-U.S. academic records.

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