Completing the Application

Students applying for admission to any one of the University of Maryland College Park at Shady Grove program offerings must complete the University of Maryland application available here. Upon completing the application, students should review it thoroughly to ensure they are aware of all required policies, procedures and application requirements before submitting the application.  The application gives students the option of choosing College Park, Shady Grove, or both locations when applying, should they be interested in being considered for admission at either location. All students are required to submit a completed application along with official transcripts from each college or university attended, an essay, a non-refundable application fee and all other required documents.

Application Deadlines

Early Action Deadlines

Fall: June 1*

Spring: November 15*

International students and students with non-U.S. credentials must use the Early Action Deadline

Please note, admission to the three Robert H. Smith School of Business programs, the Biocomputational Engineering program, the Biological Sciences program, Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering program, and the Information Science program are for fall only. Missing information may delay or prevent the admission process.

*Students can apply earlier than the posted deadline. UMD at USG has rolling admissions. Fall decisions begin to release in mid-April, while spring decisions begin to release in mid-October. The earlier you apply, the earlier you may receive an admission decision. 

*For UMD merit-based scholarship consideration, please apply by March 1st for Fall, or August 1st for Spring. USG Scholarships have a separate deadline for each semester. 


Submitting the Application
Applications for admission and all other materials should be submitted online, or by mail directly to:

University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
7999 Regents Drive
Mitchell Building
College Park, Maryland 20742 
Phone: 301-314-TERP


Candidates for Transfer Admission must submit the following:

  • A complete application to the University of Maryland at Shady Grove.
  • Official transcript(s) from each college or university attended. Transcripts should be mailed, or sent electronically if possible, directly to the University of Maryland from the registrar of each institution. A final transcript must be sent upon completion of any coursework in progress.
  • An application essay
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • International applicants may have additional requirements

*Early College or Middle College students (students earning an Associate's Degree while still enrolled in high school) interested in applying to UMD at USG should set up a meeting with the Admissions Coordinator to discuss the application process. Please fill out the following interest form

Admission Review Process

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. While individual admission criteria vary within each program, all applicants must have completed the majority of their first two years of course work (approximately 60 credits) including fundamental English and Mathematics courses, and must meet minimum grade point average requirements.

Admission Decisions

Once an admission decision has been determined, applicants will be notified via an electronic admissions letter in their StandOut Admissions Network Application portal. Admission offers may specify full admission or provisional admission as pertains to each individual applicant. All students offered provisional admission may later be offered full admission contingent upon their forwarding additional information or by fulfilling additional requirements as requested. Questions regarding admission status may be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in College Park at