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Submitting Documents

Use the information below to determine the best way to submit all of your required application documents.

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. 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 materials.

Application materials received after the intended deadline will be added to the students file, however, we cannot guarantee such materials will be considered during the review of the student’s admission application.

  • The University of Maryland (UMD) is a proud member of the Coalition for College and the Common App.
  • All applications for undergraduate admission must be completed online.
  • UMD does not use a paper application.
  • Official standardized test scores (including the ACT, SAT, Duolingo English Test, IELTS and TOEFL) should be sent to us directly by the test administrator electronically or mailed to the address below.
    • Ensure that test scores are sent to the "University of Maryland, College Park."
  • UMD’s SAT code is 5814.
  • UMD’s ACT code is 1746.
  • Students are encouraged to list UMD as a recipient of their scores when they take the standardized tests so we will receive them as quickly as possible.
  • We cannot guarantee that scores received after the application deadline will be included in the applicant’s file for review.
  • Official copies of transcripts should be sent directly by your school/institution to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
    • High school transcripts can be submitted electronically through Common App, MyCoalition, eSCRIP-SAFE, Naviance or USM ET.
    • College transcripts can be submitted electronically via eSCRIP-SAFE, National Clearinghouse, Naviance, Parchment, SCOIR or USM ET.
    • You will be able to request these items at any point in the application process, even after your application has been submitted.
  • Transcripts can be mailed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions using the address listed below.
    • Transcripts cannot be emailed or faxed to our office.
  • For international applicants, transcripts must be sent in the native language along with a certified English translation. More information regarding this process is available on the International Application Checklist page.
  • Recommendations must be submitted to us directly from the recommender.
  • Recommendations can be submitted through Common App and MyCoalition:
    • Common App: Once you have added your recommenders to your "Invite and Manage Recommenders" list, you will be able to assign your recommenders to UMD so that our office will receive their letter of recommendation.
    • MyCoalition: Once you designate who will be completing your recommendations within MyCoalition, your recommender(s) will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your recommendation electronically through the platform. 
  • Recommendations can also be submitted electronically by your recommender through Naviance or mailed to us directly at the address listed below.
  • Mid-year reports and/or first quarter grades can be submitted, though they are not considered required application materials unless they are officially requested during the decision notification process.
  • Although there is not a space to upload supplemental materials such as portfolios, videos, artwork and similar files directly to your application, we encourage you to note your accomplishments in the Activities section (equivalent to your resume). We do not accept these types of files via email.

Application materials can be mailed to:

University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
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. 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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