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Resources and Support

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is pleased to be able to share information with you about the University of Maryland and the application process.

We are committed to establishing successful relationships with the numerous communities that support prospective and current UMD students, including parents and families, high school counselors, college advisors and university alumni. We hope you find the provided information valuable as you and your students determine the school that is right for them.

High school counselors and college advisors assist students by providing professional insights into the college application process. We’ve compiled information and resources to help you and your students navigate the college admission process.

View Counselor and Advisor Resources >>

You may come across unfamiliar terminology during the college application and admission process. We've put together a list of terms to help you along the way!

Review the First-Gen Terps Glossary >>

Parents and families play a crucial role in supporting students from the beginning of the college search process through graduation. They provide valuable guidance and assist in a smooth transition to college life. Maryland’s Office of Parent and Family Affairs informs and empowers you with resources to support your student throughout their college career.

As an alumnus, you are the perfect ambassador for the University of Maryland. UMD's Alumni Association offers several opportunities for you to connect with your community, engage prospective students and impact the future of the University of Maryland. From assisting with college fairs to mentoring and hosting admitted students in your neighborhood, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. If you’re interested in helping to find the next class of Terps, email us to learn how you can help!


Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You are smart, scrappy and determined. You value diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination. Ready to start your fearless journey?

Be A Terp


You can only learn so much about a school from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

Come try on our campus for size! Stop by one of our top-notch athletic facilities. Have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy. Rub the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues for good luck. Get all your questions answered. It won't be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years. 

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

Virtual Visit

Unable to make it to campus? Explore our beautiful campus from anywhere in the world!

Virtual Tour



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

COMMON APP >>   StandOut Admissions Network >>

Freshman applicants can apply using either the Common App or StandOut Admissions Network platforms. At this time, transfer applicants can only apply using StandOut Admissions Network.


Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.


State of Maryland Residents   Non-Maryland Residents

The University of Maryland has launched a new investment in need-based financial aid, the Terrapin Commitment program, which will provide up to $20 million annually for students from the state of Maryland.

The goal of the Terrapin Commitment program is to reduce the gap between a student’s total financial aid package and the cost of an education. The program will begin in January 2023 and ensures that tuition and fees are fully covered for Pell eligible, in-state students, who are enrolled full time and have unmet financial need. More details can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid's website.


Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! We are excited to welcome you into our world of fearless ideas.

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. 

ENROLL (Freshman)    ENROLL (Transfer)