Veteran Admissions

If you are currently enlisted or have served in the U.S. armed forces or one of its reserve units, then you are considered a veteran by the University of Maryland.

Thank you for your service. As a veteran, you face unique challenges navigating the admission process, and we want to support you through it. At the University of Maryland, you are considered a veteran if you’re currently enlisted or have served in the U.S. armed forces or one of its reserve units. We highly encourage veterans like you to apply to Maryland, where we look forward to helping you achieve your personal and academic goals and get involved in campus life. As a Principles of Excellence Program institution, we are committed to helping you continue your education.

Freshman Admission: To complete the freshman application for admission to Maryland, you must have not attended college out of high school nor earned more than 12 college credits as a student. To be considered for freshman admission, you need to submit the completed application, your high school transcript and letters of recommendation from current or former military superiors or civilian supervisors. If you’ve been out of school more than three years, you don’t need to submit SAT or ACT scores. Please review all requirements for freshman applicants.

Transfer Admission: If you’re a transfer applicant, you should have attended college after high school or while you were on active duty and earned at least 12 college credits. Credit for basic military training is awarded to qualified students based on submission of required documentation. Visit the basic military credit policy for details. Please review all requirements for transfer applicants.

Read more about Veteran Student Life. For specific admission questions, please email Michael Robinson, associate director of admissions, at

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