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Enrolled Students

Welcome to the University of Maryland!

As a newly enrolled UMD student, you are embarking on an incredibly exciting time in your life! (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.

As an alumna, I am proud of the accomplishments of our faculty, students and staff. 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 UMD and our students.

You have many opportunities ahead of you and we are excited to support your continued education as members of the Terp 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 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 UMD, introduce you to Terp traditions and acquaint you with our campus resources.

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 UMD degree.

Your institution should mail transcripts directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the address below or submit them electronically through StandOut Admissions Network, Naviance, USM ET 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:

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

At UMD, you are going to need a place to stay and food to eat. With 40 residence halls and four dining halls located in eight unique residential communities, we have you covered. Living on campus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a chance to be immersed in the Terrapin community and in the center of all the university has to offer.

To learn more about applying for housing, visit our Housing and Dining page.

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 September 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. Please also review our COVID-19 vaccination requirements to ensure you are in compliance.

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 programs—including financial aid, merit-based scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable. Explore the following resources to learn more about different ways you can finance your UMD education:

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.

As you begin your #AlwaysATerp journey, check these things off your list to connect with fellow Terps and stay updated on all things UMD:

  • Reading The Diamondback, the independent student newspaper, and Maryland Today, the university's daily information site, are great ways to stay up-to-date on academics, programs, sports and events on campus.
  • Explore the 800+ student organizations here at UMD.
  • Scroll through the Student Entertainment Events calendar so you don't miss out on things like Battle of the Bands, free movie screenings, comedy shows and more.



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?

Be A Terp


You can only learn so much about a school from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

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. 

Please visit our updates page for information regarding visit opportunity changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Visit

Unable to make it to campus? Explore our beautiful campus from anywhere in the world!

Virtual Tour



You've done your research and explored your options, and you know that UMD is the perfect place for you. Now it's time to apply. 

COMMON APP >>   StandOut Admissions Network >>

Freshman applicants can apply using either the Common App or StandOut Admissions Network platforms. At this time, transfer applicants can only apply using StandOut Admissions Network.


Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

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.


State of Maryland Residents   Non-Maryland Residents

The University of Maryland has launched a new investment in need-based financial aid, the Terrapin Commitment program, which will provide up to $20 million annually for students from the state of Maryland.

The goal of the Terrapin Commitment program is to reduce the gap between a student’s total financial aid package and the cost of an education. The program will begin in January 2023 and ensures that tuition and fees are fully covered for Pell eligible, in-state students, who are enrolled full time and have unmet financial need. More details can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid's website.


Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! We are excited to welcome you into our world of fearless ideas.

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 UMD. 

ENROLL (Freshman)    ENROLL (Transfer)