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Shady Grove Applicants

If you want to earn your degree from the University of Maryland, but are looking for a small, close-knit community, then consider becoming a Terp at our Shady Grove location!

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Shady Grove Applicants


Students with approximately 60 transferable credits who are interested in earning a University of Maryland (UMD) degree at The Universities at Shady Grove should review information specific to the Shady Grove location.

The University of Maryland (UMD) at The Universities at Shady Grove provides all the prestige and benefits of a UMD education during your final two years of undergraduate study. At Shady Grove, located in Rockville, MD, you’ll work side-by-side with top-notch professors from nationally ranked academic programs. Faculty will support your goals and guide you to great research and internship opportunities, as well as a growing number of social and academic clubs. Best of all, you’ll earn the same University of Maryland degree as you would if you attended classes at the College Park location!

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Admissions Information

Most competitive applicants have completed approximately 60 applicable credits, achieved junior standing and completed General Education requirements. Most credits earned at Maryland community colleges will transfer and you can choose from a variety of majors, with classes offered at times that meet your schedule.

General Education Requirements for Shady Grove Applicants
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Shady Grove's UMD Page

Requirements for admission are program-specific and more information can be found on Shady Grove's UMD page. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. Once an admission decision has been made, applicants are notified in writing.

Shady Grove's UMD page for more information on requirements for admission
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Terp Transfer Partnership

Montgomery College students who plan to transfer to a UMD Bachelor’s degree program at the Shady Grove location can take advantage of the Terp Transfer Partnership to gain early access to advising, workshops and events.

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fall Enrollment Deadline

June 1

U.S. citizens

June 1

International students

spring Enrollment Deadline

November 15

U.S. citizens

August 1

International students
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Early Action Deadline - Aug 1

Early Action applications must be marked fully complete by the August 1 deadline for best consideration.

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Application Checklist

Step 1

Completed online application

This application is for students with approximately 60 college credits who are interested in transferring to UMD at Shady Grove to complete their junior- and senior-level coursework and earn a bachelor’s degree. All additional required application materials must be electronically submitted or postmarked by the appropriate deadline.

Step 2

Nonrefundable application fee of $75

When completing your University of Maryland (UMD) application, you will be required to pay the $75 application fee on our secure website with a credit card 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.

Step 3

Official copy of your college transcripts and list of courses in progress

Each institution you've attended must submit an official copy of your college transcripts listing all courses you have attempted. A final official transcript from your current institution must be sent upon completion of any courses in progress.

All official transcripts are required by the application deadline for review. UMD accepts transfer credits taken only from regionally accredited institutions. UMD’s Transfer Credit Services will determine the acceptance of credit after the university extends an offer of admission.

Step 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.

Step 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 StandOut Admissions Network 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
Mitchell Building, 7999 Regents Dr.
College Park, MD 20742-5235, USA

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How to Submit 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.

Through your StandOut Admissions Network account, you can:

  • Track your application status
  • Confirm receipt of application materials online
  • Receive your electronic admission decision when it becomes available

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 StandOut Admissions Network.

If you have non-U.S. academic records for post-secondary work, please review our international applicant requirements as they might apply to you.