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Admitted Fall Freshman Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! 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, but the information below will help you take the steps you need to join the Maryland family.

1. Keep up the good work!

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. 

2. Review your letter of admission in MyCoalition

You have likely landed on this page from your admission letter. Be sure to keep your letter handy. It includes important information about your semester of admission, major, advising college, resident status and University ID (UID). If you have not yet seen your letter, log in to MyCoalition, proceed to the University of Maryland section on the Colleges list and click on View Decision Letter.

3. 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.

4. Respond to your offer of admission

Please let us know your answer to this offer of admission by completing the Decision Response located on your MyCoalition Checklist. If your answer is YES, and we hope it is, you will need to submit your enrollment deposit. This nonrefundable $400 deposit will reserve your place in the incoming class and will be applied to your tuition. It may take up to 48 business hours for your confirmation to be processed. 

5. Acquire your University of Maryland Directory ID

Newly admitted students will be able to acquire their Directory ID (the letters/numbers found before the @ in your university assigned email address) 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 residence halls), register for orientation, access information regarding financial aid and most other University of Maryland services. 

6. Housing, Dining and Orientation

After submitting your Decision Response and acquiring your Directory ID, select a date for your orientation, 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 2018-2019 Housing and Dining Agreement by May 1, 2018 to be eligible to live on campus.

7. 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 statements that demonstrate support of U.S. $50,000 per year
  • Copy of your passport
  • Student visa
  • Proof of insurance
  • Copy of I-94 arrival/departure record, visa stamp and current I-20/DS2019 form

8. 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 log in to review your unofficial transcript, which will be available roughly 15 business days after you are admitted.

9. 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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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 Maryland. 

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