Application Deadlines

Whether you have been cheering on Maryland for years or you have just gotten to know us, one thing is clear: You want to be a Terp.

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 re-enrollment 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 received 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.

Ready to go? It’s time to start your application.

Student Type Priority
Priority Deadline
Decision Release
Regular Deadline
Decision Release
Enrollment Confirmation
Fall 2016 Enrollment beginning in September3 (Applications available by Mid-August, 2015)
U.S. Freshmen Nov. 1, 2015 By Feb. 1, 2016 Jan. 20, 2015 By April 1, 2016 May 1, 2016
International Freshmen4 Nov. 1, 2015 By Feb. 1, 2016 --- --- May 1, 2016
U.S. Transfer March 1, 2016 By Mid-April, 2016 June 1, 2016 By Mid-July, 2016 30 days from
date of admission
International Transfer4 March 1, 2016 By Mid-April, 2016 --- --- May 1, 2016, or 30 days
from date of admission
(whichever is later)
Spring 2016 Enrollment beginning in January (Applications available by Early May, 2015)
U.S. Freshmen Dec. 1, 2015 By Mid-Dec., 2015 --- --- 30 days from
date of admission
International Freshmen4 Aug. 1, 2015 By Mid-Dec., 2015 --- --- 30 days from
date of admission
U.S. Transfer Aug.1, 2015 By Early Oct., 2015 Nov. 15., 2015 By Mid-Dec., 2015 30 days from
date of admission
International Transfer4 Aug. 1, 2015 By Early Oct., 2015 --- --- Nov. 15, 2015, or 30 days
from date of admission
(whichever is later)



1. Applying by the Priority Deadline is strongly recommended as you will receive best consideration for admission to the university as well as consideration for merit-based scholarships and invitations to special programs. 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. Freshmen students who apply for the fall semester are automatically considered for spring admission.

4. International applicants include students who are not U.S. citizens and students with any non-U.S. academic records. International applicants must apply by the Priority Deadline.

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