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Admitted Spring Transfer Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland for the spring semester! Your academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and diverse experiences make you a great fit for the university.

As you review your next steps and confirm your enrollment, you can find answers to commonly asked questions within our Admission Decision FAQs. We know you have a lot to consider, but the information below will help you take the steps you need to join the UMD family.

1. Keep up the good work!

It is our expectation that you maintain your current level of academic performance. In addition, the university requires you to update the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, should you have disciplinary or criminal action taken against you between the time you submitted your application and the start of classes. If this is the case, please email with the subject line "Disciplinary Update". Any significant changes in either of the above could result in the reassessment of your admission decision.

2. Review your letter of admission in MyCoalition

You have likely landed on this page from your admission letter. Be sure to keep your letter handy. It includes important information about your semester of admission, major, advising college and residency status (for tuition purposes). If you have not yet seen your letter, login to your MyCoalition account, proceed to the University of Maryland section on the Colleges list and click on View Decision Letter.

3. Learn more about UMD

With safety as a priority, and based on guidance from health and state officials, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions had made changes to our in-person visit offerings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, we encourage newly admitted students to review the admission decision FAQs and to get familiar with campus through one of our virtual visit opportunities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 301.314.TERP (8377) or

4. Respond to your offer of admission & submit your $400 enrollment deposit

Please let us know your answer to this offer of admission by completing the Decision Response located on your MyCoalition Checklist. 

If your answer is YES, and we hope it is, you will need to submit your enrollment deposit which must be done through your MyCoalition account. This nonrefundable $400 enrollment deposit will reserve your place in the incoming class and will be applied to your tuition. It may take up to 48 business hours for your confirmation to be processed. 

5. Acquire your UMD Directory ID

Newly admitted students may be able to acquire their Directory ID approximately one business day after the date of their admission decision. To create your Directory ID, or search for your previously created Directory ID, please go to After acquiring your Directory ID, you will also need to set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

You will use both your Directory ID and MFA for action items such as completing your On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement (required of all students who wish to live in UMD residence halls), registering for orientation and courses, and accessing student financial aid, in addition to most other student services. If you need any assistance please contact the Division of Information Technology.

6. Submit additional documents (International students only)

International students will need to work with the International Students & Scholar Services (ISSS) office in order to receive an I-20 Form and complete the New Student To-Do List. Students must confirm their enrollment at UMD before their student visa application process can begin.

In addition to new student orientation, international students may be required to attend the International Student Orientation offered by ISSS.

7. Learn which of your credits will transfer

Credits you've earned through courses at another institution or through standard exams (such as AP, IB, A/AS Level and CLEP exams) may count toward your UMD degree. About 15 business days after you have been admitted, you can review your unofficial transcript (Directory ID required) and which of your credits will transfer.

You can also submit your most recent transcripts to the address as the bottom of this page as soon as your grades are posted so our Transfer Credit Services department may evaluate any additional transferable credits. 

8. Learn about financing your education

From merit scholarships and need-based aid to understanding your payment options, learn how you can finance your education.

9. Housing, Dining and Orientation

After submitting your Decision Response, acquiring your Directory ID and setting up MFA, select a date for orientation, submit your On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement and visit our Enrolled Students page to take care of a few more things to get you ready for your time as a Terp. 

10. Complete your health requirements

In order to keep our campus healthy and safe, we require that all incoming students submit immunization information prior to arrival on campus. In addition, domestic undergraduate students must attest they have health insurance or enroll in the school-sponsored plan by February 15. The insurance attestation or enrollment can occur after you have registered for classes. International students will automatically be enrolled in the school-sponsored plan. 

Mail transcripts and any additional materials to:

University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
7999 Regents Dr.
College Park, MD 20742-5235, USA


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You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that UMD is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to apply. 



Freshman students applying to UMD can do so using either the Common App or the MyCoalition platform. At this time, transfer students can only apply using the MyCoalition platform.

Please visit our updates page for information regarding changes to our application requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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You’ve received your admission letter, checked out your major and started celebrating with family and friends. To make enrollment official, check out information for newly admitted students to get everything you need to start your academic career at UMD. 

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