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Counselors & Advisors

We're grateful for all of the support high school counselors and college advisors provide our prospective Terps. We hope the resources on this page help you in guiding your students through the application and admission process.


Counselors & Advisors


We've compiled the resources below specifically with the role of counselors/advisors in mind. However, if the information you're looking for is not included, please feel free to reach out to one of our admission representatives for assistance.

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Application Resources

To help you and your students navigate the college application process, we've pulled together a few resources we think will be especially useful. 

For information on application requirements, deadlines and a checklist of required materials, please explore our How to Apply section.

Explore How to Apply

Common App Resources

Freshman students can apply using the Common App. We encourage you to access Common App's free toolkit, support, and training resources as you help students and families with platform.

Learn more about Common App Resources

StandOut Admissions Network Resources

Transfer students can only apply using the StandOut Admissions Network. Freshman students can choose to apply using this platform as well. We encourage you to take advantage of the free tutorials and help articles available as you help students and families with platform.

Learn more about StandOut Admissions Network resources

Submitting Documents for Your Students

Letters of recommendation and official transcripts can be required to complete a student's application. Take advantage of this resource to feel confident about how to submit these documents when your students request them.

Learn How to Submit Application Materials
Financial Aid Resources

Financial Resources

Money is a sensitive topic for many students and their families. Take advantage of these resources during conversations about financing a higher education.

Financial Aid

UMD offers an array of financial aid as part of its commitment to making an excellent education affordable. 

Students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for financial aid at UMD. The University of Maryland, College Park school code is 002103.

Learn About UMD's Financial Aid Process

Fee Waivers

UMD follows the fee waiver criteria established by the application platform by which the applicant is applying. However, there is additional criteria that will be considered for waiving the application fee.

Learn more about fee waivers

Financial Certification

Students who hold or intend to seek an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to study in the United States must provide bank statements that demonstrate sufficient funds to cover these expenses.

Learn more about financial certification
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Academic Resources

To help students visualize and plan for their college years, we encourage you to share the following resources.

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Majors & Limited Enrollment Programs

With 100+ majors available, students can explore all their interests to find a career they're passionate about. Some majors are considered Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP) and have more competitive admission criteria beyond the university’s general requirements. 

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General Education Program & Four Year Plans

UMD's general education program gives students the opportunity to explore the exciting and expansive range of courses. These courses will expand students’ program of study, challenge their preconceptions and broaden their worldview. Courses emphasize rigor, innovation and creative thinking. Students are encouraged to consider diversity in all its forms and to enhance their learning beyond the classroom, through study abroad, internships, research or other special experiences.

The Student Academic Success-Degree Completion Policy promotes undergraduate student success by establishing a structured framework and criteria to guide all students to completion of an undergraduate degree within a reasonable period of time. The university has created 4-year plans and benchmarks for each academic major to keep students on track toward degree completion throughout their academic careers.

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Transfer Credit Services

Transfer Credit Services facilitates the evaluation of credit for new students who have earned college credit from another institution or have successfully completed Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or A/AS level examinations. The Transfer Course Database can be used to look up transfer course equivalencies. Admitted students who have earned college credit in the U.S. may access their preliminary transfer credit evaluation online within three weeks of receiving their offer of admission. To ensure we have an updated record, admitted students should submit a final official transcript as soon as it becomes available.

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Pre-Transfer Advising

The Pre-Transfer Advising program provides support to prospective transfer students from two- and four-year schools before they apply to UMD. Students are encouraged to use pre-transfer advising services to assess their readiness to transfer and estimate their time to degree completion.

Learn About Pre-Transfer Advising


Your student(s) can only learn so much about a school from a website. We encourage them to see campus for themselves! Throughout the year we offer a variety of information sessions and tours.

Review our calendar of upcoming tours and information sessions.


If you can't seem to find answers to your questions, feel free to reach out to the admission representative for your area! We're happy to help.

Get connected to the admission representative for your area.