Applications are considered complete when the online application and all required documents have been submitted. All materials must be submitted electronically or postmarked by the appropriate deadline for consideration. You can track your application status and confirm receipt of application materials online through your MyCoalition account by visiting the Colleges section and reviewing your UMD checklist. It may take up to two weeks for recently submitted materials to be listed as received on your checklist and it is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm receipt of all application materials through MyCoalition. Visit our Submitting Documents page to learn how you can submit the items below for a completed application.
If you have non-U.S. academic records for post-secondary work, please review our international applicant requirements for instructions on how those records must be submitted and the required third-party evaluation of this coursework.
1.Completed online application
For priority consideration for admission, merit-based scholarships and invitations to special programs, students should apply by the early action deadline. In the application, students will be asked to answer one of five essay prompts. Applications must be completed online and all additional application materials must be postmarked by the appropriate deadline.
2. Nonrefundable application fee of $75
When completing your University of Maryland application, you will be required to pay the fee on our secure website with a credit card at the time of application unless you have received a fee waiver. Fee waivers must be submitted prior to application completion for consideration. We cannot accept cash or check payments.
3. Two letters of recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required for a completed application: one from your school counselor and one from a teacher. Recommendations must be sent to us directly from the recommender.
4. Official copy of your high school transcripts
Your institution must submit an official copy of your high school transcripts listing all courses you have completed from all schools attended.
5. Official copy of your college transcripts (if necessary)
If you have completed any collegiate coursework, your institution should submit an official copy of your college transcripts listing all courses you have completed.
If you have non-U.S. academic records for post-secondary work, please review our international applicant requirements as they might apply to you.
6. Official standardized test scores
The SAT or the ACT is required. Official scores should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the test administrator. We use the highest subscores from the SAT and ACT in our review of your application. We will accept scores from the old SAT and redesigned SAT (first administered in March 2016); we do not require the essay portion of the SAT. View College Board’s Concordance Tools to see how scores from the redesigned SAT compare to those on the old SAT.
SAT Subject Tests are not required; applicants who do not take Subject Tests are not disadvantaged in the admissions process. We do not require the writing portion of the ACT.
Students who would like to receive credit toward their degree for successfully completing Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), A/AS level examinations or certain other standard exams, must submit those official scores upon receiving an offer of admission.
7. Activities and awards list or resume
The Activities/Experience section of the MyCoalition application allows you to detail the various ways in which you may spend your time outside the classroom. Please start by sharing the two experiences outside of your academic program that are most important to you. Whether community involvement, the arts, sports, work experience, research opportunities, family involvements or other activities and hobbies, you should share only what has been particularly meaningful (up to a maximum of eight).
Our preferred submission method is via the Activities/Experience section, however, if you do not complete this section, you will be prompted to upload a separate document containing this information before submitting your application.
8. School of Music application (School of Music applicants only)
In addition to the above items, students seeking enrollment into the School of Music must submit the online application supplement and complete an audition. The application supplement and audition will be used to determine your eligibility for admission into the School of Music. It will not be used, however, in the review of your eligibility for admission to the University of Maryland.
If you are mailing any application materials, please send them to:
University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mitchell Building, 7999 Regents Dr.
College Park, MD 20742-5235, USA
Although application materials can be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via postal mail, we encourage and prefer the electronic submission of required documents as our office has shifted to an online work environment in keeping with guidance from health and state officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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