The Office of Undergraduate Admissions employs a holistic review process when considering all applicants and will consider all materials submitted in the application package to determine the level of English language proficiency.
Please have an official report of your scores sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline. Submitted scores must be less than two years old.
For the University of Maryland (UMD) to receive your scores, please use the reporting code 5814.
Duolingo English Test | UMD accepts official scores from the Duolingo English Test, which can be taken online and on-demand.
The Maryland English Institute offers instruction and support to help our students meet their academic goals at UMD.
While a passing English proficiency test score is the only absolute way a student can meet the English language proficiency requirement, we may consider waiving the English proficiency test requirement if a student has completed one of the following:
1. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, but an official English proficiency score is required.
2. English proficiency test is required for the French system only.
3. English speaking provinces only.
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