UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
SAT/ACT mins: The University of Maryland does not have SAT/ACT minimums. Our Admission Review Committee considers more than two dozen factors for admission along with SAT/ACT. We look for strong performance in high school if applying within 3 years of high school graduation or at the academic coursework completed in college which should include transferrable English and Math courses.
SAT or ACT Scores must not be more than: SAT/ACT scores are not necessary if student is 3 or more years removed from High School.
LSP Application deadline: Priority application deadlines are February 1st for Fall semester and October 1st for the Spring. Our regular application deadlines are May 1st for the Fall and October 15th for the Spring.
Where to find application: Students should complete the application online by visiting our admissions website at http://www.admissions.umd.edu/apply/hobsons.cfm
Freshmen class report date: Admitted Freshman begin classes in the late August for the Fall semester and late January for the Spring semester. The dates vary based on the academic calendar.
Yellow Ribbon participant: The University of Maryland College Park does not participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Will you cover difference between tuition minus GI Bill and cost of in state "state" school tuition? Or do you want to keep it to in-state residents? N/A.
Do you want to donate additional money to each applicant should the need arise? The University of Maryland has a list of scholarships that are specific to our military students which can be found at http://thestamp.umd.edu/student_involvement/veteran_student_life
Processing fees: The application fee is $65.
All majors open to Marines? While all majors are open to students when applying for admission, there are majors/programs that have more competitive requirements for direct admission. Limited Enrollment Programs are competitive majors at the University of Maryland that control enrollment numbers to maintain program quality. For more information, please visit our Limited Enrollment Programs website - http://www.lep.umd.edu/
Recognize AA degree or any college course work: We do consider the completion of an Associate’s Degree from our in-state Community Colleges and all coursework completed (http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/13b/13b.06.01.02-1.htm). However, for out-of-state community colleges, we will need to see strong academic records.
Recognize awarding of college credits via alternative means, e.g., DANTES or CLEP: The University of Maryland will accept CLEP exam scores based on the chart provided at our Transfer Credit Center (http://www.tce.umd.edu/tclookup.html/ )
Students applying for admission will need to provide the following:
Freshman Admission Checklist
Submit completed freshman application w/ fee
Letters of Recommendation from Military Superiors or current/previous supervisors
Submit high school transcripts
Never attended college out of high school
Have not earned more than 12 college credits
More than 3 years, no SAT/ACT needed
Transfer Admission Checklist
Submit completed transfer application w/ fee
Attended College after high school or while on active duty
Have earned 12 or more college credits
Military experience does not qualify for college credit
The following list of websites will be useful in navigating the admission process to the University of Maryland, Financial Aid information and information on Veteran Life on campus: