Applying to a Limited Enrollment Program

Current University of Maryland students should apply online for admission to Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry and ENSP: Biodiversity and Conservation; Business; Communication; Engineering; and Journalism.

Who Should Use This Application
Tips for Completing the Online Application
Accessing the Online Application


Who Should Use This Application

  • You may apply for your desired LEP major during the semester in which you complete the gateway courses for that major. Students applying to majors in the Robert H. Smith School of Business must also have at least 45 credits completed and be in progress to 60 credits at the time of their application.
  • If you are seeking admission to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Government and Politics or Psychology, please see the department’s website for admission information.
  • If you are applying to the University of Maryland as a freshman or as a transfer student from another institution, please review the admission requirements and apply using the regular online application by the appropriate deadline. If you indicate a Limited Enrollment Program as your intended major, you will automatically be reviewed for admission to that program.



You may apply online at any time prior to your program’s deadline. Please refer to the chart below for specific information regarding Spring 2016 admission as application deadlines and decision notification timelines vary by program.

Enrollment Program Application Deadline Decision Notification
Biological Sciences; Biochemistry;
Chemistry and ENSP; Biodiversity;
and Conservation
January 8, 2016 Mid-January 2016
Communication January 8, 2016 Mid-January 2016
Engineering January 8, 2016 Mid-January 2016
Journalism January 8, 2016 Mid-January 2016
Business November 1, 2015 Mid-November 2015


Tips for Completing the Online Application

  • If you are seeking admission to multiple Limited Enrollment Programs, you must complete a separate application for each LEP. 
  • When previewing the application prior to submission, you will see all portions of the online application form, including those not relevant to the program for which you are applying. This is to be expected and will not impact your application provided you completed the sections relevant to your desired LEP major.
  • You will see a letter of recommendation feature in the online application. Only business school applicants may submit letters of recommendation -- no more than three letters will be accepted. Letters of recommendation may be sent to or brought to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions font desk in the Mitchell Building on the bottom floor.
  • If you have questions about the application requirements or admission process, you may contact the Limited Enrollment Programs office at If you have technical problems using the application system, please contact


Accessing the Online Application 

  • Click here to access the Application for a Limited Enrollment Program.
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