As a newly enrolled Maryland student, you are embarking on an incredibly exciting time in your life (and if you have not yet enrolled be sure to take a look at our Admitted Student Checklists). To help with your transition to campus, please review the information below for your next steps to ensure you’re ready for your first day on campus. If your schedule permits, register and attend one of our Admitted Student Open Houses.
As an alumna, I am proud of the accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students. You, too, will get to know the university as a world-class leader in research and teaching, entrepreneurship and innovation, and sustainability and security. But most of all, you will get to know us as caring people who are committed to the success of our university and students.
You have many opportunities ahead of you, and we are excited to support your continued education as members of the Maryland family.
All my best to you.
Barbara Gill ’85, M.A. ’91
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management
It is our expectation that you maintain your current level of academic performance. In addition, the University requires you to update the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, should you have disciplinary or criminal action taken against you between the time you submitted your application and the start of classes. If this is the case, please email email@example.com with the subject line "Disciplinary Update." Any significant changes in either of the above could result in the reassessment of your admission decision.
New Student Orientation is required of all incoming freshmen and transfer students, regardless of residency status. The program will prepare you for the academic rigor at Maryland, introduce you to Terp traditions and acquaint you with our campus resources. Spring admitted students enrolling in Freshmen Connection will select an orientation date when enrolling in the program.
Incoming freshmen must submit final high school transcripts as soon as they are available so we may confirm your high school graduation and facilitate course credit evaluation. Transfer students must submit official college transcripts upon completion of any courses in progress. If you’ve earned credits through courses at another institution or through standard exams (such as AP, IB, A/AS Level and CLEP exams), they may count toward your Maryland degree.
Your institution should mail transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the address below or submit them electronically through Naviance or eSCRIP-SAFE. Transcripts cannot be emailed, scanned, or faxed to our office.
The transfer credit evaluation process usually begins for newly admitted students two weeks after you receive your admission letter. To learn more about this process, please visit the Transfer Credit Services website.
Mail your most recent transcripts to the address below:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Maryland
7999 Regents Dr.
College Park, MD 20742-5235
At Maryland, you are going to need a place to stay and food to eat. With more than 37 residence halls in six unique residential communities, we have you covered. Living on campus is a once-in-a lifetime experience, a chance for immersion in the Terrapin community and to take in all the university has to offer.
Undergraduate students registered for six or more credit hours must show proof of health insurance coverage. Students must complete an online waiver card each academic year to fulfill this requirement. If you don’t submit a waiver by July 15, you’ll be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Get more information and complete the proof of insurance waiver through the University Health Center website.
New students must also complete the Immunization Form. The form can be submitted at Orientation, and students may be assessed a late fee if it is submitted after the first day of class.
College is a major investment for you and your family. We are here to help you every step of the way.
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. Explore the different ways you can finance your Maryland education.
Check out our Net Price Calculator to estimate your financial aid, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for answers to commonly asked questions and reivew your financial aid status, budget and awards online by visiting Student Financial Services.
Regardless of where you live, you’ll likely use the resources of the university’s Department of Transportation Services (DOTS). In addition to operating several campus-based routes that run up to 20 hours per day, Shuttle-UM buses travel to local neighborhoods, Metro stations, shops, restaurants and nearby apartment communities. All you need to ride Shuttle-UM is your student ID.
Eligible students who live in residence halls may purchase parking permits and bring their vehicles to campus on a space-available basis. A range of permits, including options for carpoolers and students who plan to drive to campus only occasionally, are available for off-campus students. DOTS also offers services for students who commute by bicycle.
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?
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.
Unable to make it to campus? Explore our beautiful campus from anywhere in the world!
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.
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.