International ApplicantsWe are committed to enrolling a diverse student body from around the globe. As part of that commitment, we seek to enroll international students who demonstrate strong academic performance with records suggesting potential for success at Maryland.
Be sure to review the application checklists to determine all the materials required for a complete application. For international students, the Admission Committee will also consider factors such as TOEFL/IELTS scores, national education system and types of institutions attended.
International freshman applicants planning to enroll beginning in the fall semester must submit their completed application by November 1. International transfer applicants planning to enroll beginning in the fall semester must submit their completed application by March 1.
International freshman and transfer applicants planning to enroll beginning in the spring semester must submit their completed application by August 1.
If English isn’t your native language—regardless of your citizenship—you must provide the university with verification of your proficiency in English. Have an official report of your scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the appropriate application date. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will consider all materials submitted in the application package to determine your level of English proficiency.
Non-U.S. Academic Credentials
If you have non-U.S. academic credentials, provide all academic records—secondary and college—in the original language with a certified English translation. If you attended secondary school outside of the United States, you must provide, where appropriate, official results and certificate of completion from a national secondary school examination (such as the GCSE or Baccalaureate). Maryland encourages and accepts third party international academic evaluations from the following agencies: AACRAO, WES and ECE. Evaluations must be received by the appropriate application deadline.
If you have non-U.S. academic credentials, provide all academic records—all post-secondary institutions—in the original language with a certified English translation.Maryland accepts third party international academic evaluations from the following agencies: AACRAO, WES and ECE. Evaluations must be received by the appropriate application deadline. To receive transfer credits, the University of Maryland requires you to submit catalog descriptions or syllabi of your coursework. Course syllabi and descriptions must be translated from the original language into English and certified by a professional translator. The transcripts should include all university-level course work completed to date, including current term in progress. For more information about transfer credit visit http://www.transfercredit.umd.edu/international.html.
If you hold or intend to seek an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa, you must complete the Certification of Finances, including providing bank statements that demonstrate sufficient funds to cover these expenses.
If you hold a nonimmigrant visa other than F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor, you must submit a photocopy of your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp.
Maryland considers an international student to be any student with a visa or international course work.