Submitting Your Application
Applications are considered complete when the online application and all required documents have been submitted. All materials must be submitted electronically or postmarked by the appropriate deadline for consideration. You can track your application status and confirm receipt of application materials online through your MyCoalition account by visiting the Colleges section and reviewing your UMD checklist. It may take up to two weeks for recently submitted materials to be listed as received on your checklist and it is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm receipt of all application materials through MyCoalition. Visit our Submitting Documents page to learn how you can submit the items below for a completed application.
If you have non-U.S. academic records for post-secondary work, please review our international applicant requirements as they might apply to you.
1. Completed online application
This application is for students with approximately 60 college credits who are interested in transferring to the University of Maryland at Shady Grove to complete their junior- and senior-level coursework and earn a bachelor’s degree. All additional application materials must be postmarked by the appropriate deadline.
2. Nonrefundable application fee of $75
When completing your University of Maryland application, you will be required to pay the fee on our secure website with a credit card at the time of application unless you have received a fee waiver. Fee waivers must be submitted prior to application completion for consideration. We cannot accept cash or check payments.
3. Official copy of your college transcripts and list of courses in progress
Your institution should submit an official copy of your college transcripts listing all courses you have completed. A final official transcript must be sent upon completion of any courses in progress. All official transcripts are required by the application deadline for review. The University of Maryland accepts transfer credits taken only from regionally accredited institutions. Maryland’s Transfer Credit Services will determine the acceptance of credit after the university extends an offer of admission.
4. Letter of recommendation (optional)
You may choose to submit a letter of recommendation with your application. Recommendations must be sent to us directly from the recommender, and they can be written by anyone of the applicants' choosing including teachers, counselors, coaches, and mentors.
5. Activities and awards list or resume (optional)
Detail your efforts in the community, arts, leadership, athletics, family involvements, work experience, and other extracurricular activities and hobbies in order of interest to you.
You can submit this information via your MyCoalition Profile Activities/Experience section or by uploading a separate document.
If you are mailing any application materials, please send them to:
University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Attn: Shady Grove Admissions
7999 Regents Dr.
College Park, MD 20742-5235, USA
Although application materials can be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via postal mail, we encourage and prefer the electronic submission of required documents as our office has shifted to an online work environment in keeping with guidance from health and state officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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