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University of Maryland at Shady Grove

If you want to earn your degree from the University of Maryland, but are looking for a small, close-knit community, then consider becoming a Terp at our Shady Grove location!

The University of Maryland (UMD) at The Universities at Shady Grove provides all the prestige and benefits of a UMD education during your final two years of undergraduate study. At Shady Grove, located in Rockville, MD, you’ll work side-by-side with top-notch professors from nationally ranked academic programs. Faculty will support your goals and guide you to great research and internship opportunities, as well as a growing number of social and academic clubs. Best of all, you’ll earn the same University of Maryland degree as you would if you attended classes at the College Park location!

Montgomery College students who plan to transfer to a University of Maryland, College Park Bachelor’s degree program at the Universities at Shady Grove can take advantage of the Terp Transfer Partnership to gain early access to advising, workshops and events.

Students applying for admission to any one of the UMD at Shady Grove programs must complete a UMD admissions application by the appropriate application deadline. Be sure to review the application checklist for a list of all required materials for a complete application.

Most competitive applicants have completed approximately 60 applicable credits, achieved junior standing and completed General Education requirements. Most credits earned at Maryland community colleges will transfer and you can choose from a variety of majors, with classes offered at times that meet your schedule. Requirements for admission are program-specific and more information can be found on Shady Grove's UMD page. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. Once an admission decision has been made, applicants are notified in writing.

Montgomery College students who plan to transfer to a UMD Bachelor’s degree program at the Shady Grove location can take advantage of the Terp Transfer Partnership to gain early access to advising, workshops and events.

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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?

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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