First-Year Students

How to Apply

Eligible first-year students have completed or will complete a high school diploma or obtain a GED. Students must have no previous college work or have only completed college credits while enrolled in high school. 


  1. Access the Online Application 

  2. Click on "Create an account", fill out the required fields, and continue 

  3. Login with your email and password 

  4. Complete and submit your application with the $40 non-refundable fee

  5. Submit the required documents listed below via the Application Status Portal
UMD Admissions Timeline
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Application opens for fall and spring semesters.

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Spring semester priority application deadline*: October 15

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Fall semester priority application deadline*: December 15.
Spring semester application deadline.

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Encouraged deadline to confirm enrollment: June 1

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Final application deadline to be considered for fall semester: August 1

*Priority application deadline: Apply by this date for scholarship consideration. We encourage students to apply as soon as they can. Some programs reach capacity near the priority deadline.

On average, the Office of Admissions communicates a decision within two (2) weeks.