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Admission Requirements


We are so glad you are considering applying to the University of Maryland! To get started on the path of joining our world of fearless ideas, carefully review our requirements for admission.

 

High school students and students with fewer than 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of university-level credit beyond secondary school should apply as freshman applicants.
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High school graduates who have completed, or are in the process of completing, at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours at a regionally accredited college or university should apply as transfer applicants.
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Students with non-U.S. academic records and/or are non U.S. citizens or non permanent U.S. residents (those who hold or intend to seek an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to study in the United States) should apply as international applicants.
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Students with approximately 60 transferable credits who are interested in earning a University of Maryland, College Park degree in biological sciences, business, communication or criminal justice at The Universities at Shady Grove should review information specific to the Shady Grove campus.
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We understand no two applicants are the same and not every applicant fits neatly into the category of freshmen or transfer student. That is why we will consider your specific circumstances through an application process developed just for you.
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Explore

Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You are smart, scrappy and determined. You value diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination. Ready to start your fearless journey?


Visit

You can only learn so much about a school from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

Come try on our campus for size! Stop by one of our top-notch athletic facilities. Have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy. Rub the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues for good luck. Get all your questions answered. It won't be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years. 


Virtual Visit

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You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that Maryland is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to apply. 

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Finance

Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance 100 Best Values in Public Colleges: 8th for in-state and 10th for out-of-state.


Enroll

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! We are excited to welcome you into our world of fearless ideas.

You’ve received your admission letter, checked out your major and started celebrating with family and friends. To make enrollment official, check out information for newly admitted students to get everything you need to start your academic career at Maryland. 

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