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The University of Maryland's (UMD) application for Fall 2021 is now live!
Located within the Washington, D.C. beltway, UMD is a top-ranked institution with more than 90 undergraduate majors, 800+ student organizations and hundreds of research and internship opportunities available. Your path to joining our world of fearless ideas and becoming part of the next class of Terps begins with a few simple steps:
Mark your calendar for UMD’s early action deadline, November 1. Applying by this deadline gives you priority consideration for admission, merit-based scholarships and invitations to special programs.
After submitting your application, you will be directed to create a Terps Application Portal account to track the status of your application materials. You are responsible for confirming the receipt of all required materials.
*What does "Early Action Deadline" mean? An early action deadline is a nonexclusive, nonrestrictive, priority deadline. Students applying to Maryland are free to apply to as many universities as they would like, as this deadline is not binding. Applying by November 1 means you took action sooner, and you will hear from us by the end of January with an admissions decision.
The early action deadline is non-binding; these applicants will have until the date listed in the "Enrollment Confirmation Deadline" column on our Admissions website to confirm their enrollment.
For priority consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the early action deadline where applicable. Freshmen who apply by November 1 for the fall semester will receive priority consideration for admission to the university, merit-based scholarships and invitations to special programs. Transfer students who apply by the early action deadline for the fall semester will receive priority consideration for admission to the university and merit-based scholarships.
Students and their families are encouraged to begin working on their FAFSA paperwork to identify the best solution for their financial needs.
As a result of the unprecedented disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, UMD recognizes that many students will not be able to access the SAT and ACT tests that are traditionally required in order to apply for admission. Therefore, UMD will be SAT/ACT optional for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 applicants. Additional information can be found on our Future Terps Updates page.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, visits and tours may be unavailable. Find out more information on virtual Open Houses and webinars via the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Applications received after the regular deadline will be considered on a rolling, space-available basis.
Questions? Visit the Apply Maryland FAQ site, or email us at admitbsos [at] umd [dot] edu. Follow us on Instagram @BSOSUMD!