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


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Welcome to your one-stop shop for applying to UMD. We encourage you to reference our checklists and frequently asked questions as often as you need!

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How to Apply

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

When to Apply

Mark your calendar with UMD's application deadlines! We strongly encourage you to apply by the appropriate early action deadline, as this will give you priority consideration for admission and merit scholarships.

Freshman Application Deadlines

November 1

Fall Early Action

Transfer Application Deadlines

March 1

Fall Early Action

August 1

Spring Early Action

Shady Grove Application Deadlines

June 1

Fall Early Action

November 15

Spring Early Action
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What to Submit

To be reviewed for admission, you must submit an online application and all required materials by the appropriate deadline. It is your responsibility to confirm receipt of all materials.

To help you stay on track and submit all required materials, we've put together a checklist for each applicant type:


Application FAQs

If questions come up as you're filling out the UMD application, be sure to reference our frequently asked questions. We've gathered answers about the application platforms, required materials, what to do after you've applied, and more.

Review Application FAQs

Submitting Documents

Find details on the best way to submit all of your required application materials.

Learn more about how to submit application materials