Admitted Spring Freshman Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland for the spring semester! Your academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and diverse experiences make you a great fit for the university.

As you review your next steps and confirm your enrollment, you can view answers to commonly asked questions about your admission decision here. We know you have a lot to consider, including whether to participate in Freshmen Connection, but the information below will help you take the steps you need to join the Maryland family.

1. Review your letter of admission on the application portal
You have likely landed on this page from your admission letter. Be sure to keep you letter handy. It includes important information about your semester of admission, major, residency status, and University ID (UID). If you have not yet seen your letter, log in to the application portal with the PIN and password used when you submitted your application, and click on "Your application decision is now available online" to review your letter of admission.

2. Plan a campus visit
Now that you’ve been admitted, join us for an Admitted Student Open House, take a campus tour, or attend a campus event to learn about life as a Terp.

3. Respond to your offer of admission
Please let us know your answer to this offer of admission through the link provided in your letter of admission in the application portal. If your answer is YES, and we hope it is, you will need to submit your enrollment deposit. This, $400, nonrefundable deposit will reserve your place in the incoming class and be applied to your tuition. The preferred payment method is by credit card, but the application portal will provide instructions for other payment options if needed. It may take up to 48 business hours for your confirmation to be processed and posted to your record. 

4. Acquire your University of Maryland Directory ID
Newly admitted students will be able to acquire their Directory ID one day after the date of their admission decision. You will use your Directory ID to authenticate yourself in order to complete your Housing and Dining Agreement (required of all students living in the residence halls), register for Orientation, access information regarding Financial Aid and most other University of Maryland services. 

5. Visit the #NowATerp page for your next steps
After confirming your enrollment and acquiring your Directory ID, you can use this site to submit your Housing and Dining Agreement and take care of a few more things to get you ready to join us on campus. It is important to note that every new first-year student who desires to live in campus residence halls must complete the 2017-2018 Housing and Dining Agreement by May 1, 2017 to be eligible to live on campus. Also, be sure to explore Freshmen Connection, an academic program that helps spring admitted students get on track to graduate in four years and provides an opportunity to be on campus during the fall semester. 

6. Submit additional documents (International students only)
Visit the International Students & Scholar Services (ISSS) website to complete the “New Student To Do List.” International students must submit the following materials to the ISSS office to receive an I-20:

  • Certification of Finances and bank statement that demonstrate support of U.S. $50,000 per year
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Proof of insurance
  • Copy of I-94 arrival/departure record, visa stamp, and current I-20/DS2019 form

7. Learn which of your credits will transfer
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. Submit your most recent transcripts to the address below as soon as your grades are posted so we may promptly evaluate your transfer credit. To review which of your credits will transfer, create your directory ID and use it to login to review your unofficial transcript, which will be available roughly 15 business days after you are admitted.

8. Learn about financing your education
From merit scholarships and need-based aid to understanding your payment options, learn how you can finance your education.


Mail transcripts and any additional materials to:

University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
7999 Regents Dr.
College Park, MD 20742-5235, USA

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