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Off-Campus Programs

Learn about Maryland in your own neighborhood by attending one of our off-campus events.


You can find us attending virtual high school visits and college fairs around the country to find the next class of Terps. During these visits, you can learn about University of Maryland, connect with an admissions representative and get tips on completing your application. We look forward to meeting you!

In this invitation-only program, rising high school seniors receive hands-on help with navigating the complex world of college admissions. Over a series of sessions in the fall semester, admissions and financial aid staff partner with current University of Maryland students and volunteers to provide motivation and practical tools for selected students taking their first steps toward a college degree. The Maryland Ascent Program is only for first-generation students from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Prince George's County schools. Our next Maryland Ascent Program sessions will begin in September 2022. 

These special receptions for newly admitted Terps and their families are hosted by University of Maryland Alumni across the country. Our next Terp Bound events will be held in Spring 2023. Registration is required.

For special accommodations or services for deaf or hard-of-hearing visitors, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 1-800-422-5867.


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


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Freshman students applying to UMD can do so using either the Common App or the StandOut Admissions Network platform. At this time, transfer students can only apply using the StandOut Admissions Network platform.

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


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.



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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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