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University of Maryland is an immensely honoured public university with large enrollement of 27,708 undergraduate students per year. The acceptance rate of 45% makes it a moderately competitive university and has been rated as ‘ more selective’ U.S News and World Report.

- Undergraduate students should apply through Coalition Application

- Transfer students can apply through MyCoalition application

- Graduate students must apply through official website

- Alumni of Maryland earn more than 45,000 USD as starting salary.


Application PortalUG: Coalition Application PG: Official Website
Application Fee75 USD
Acceptance Rate45%
Mode of PaymentVisa/MasterCard Credit Card
SAT Score Range1280-1470
ACT Score Range29-33
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsFall, spring and winter
Financial AidAvailable for International Students

University of Maryland Admission Deadlines

Fall enrollment begining in September

Student TypePriority DeadlinePriority Deadline Decision ReleaseRegular DeadlineRegular Deadline Decision ReleaseEnrollment Confirmation Deadline
US and International Under0graduateNovember 1By February 1January 20By April 1May 1
US, International and TransferMarch 1By late AprilJune 1By Mid July30 days from date of submission
International Students applying to UMD at Shady GroveJune 1Rolling basis--------------------Begining of the semester admission

Spring enrollment beginning in January

Student TypePriority DeadlinePriority Deadline Decision ReleaseRegular DeadlineRegular Deadline Decision ReleaseEnrollment Confirmation Deadline
US freshman UndergraduateDecember 1By mid-Dec-------------30 days from date of admission
International freshman and transferAugust 1By Mid- octMust apply by Aug 1---------30 days from date of admission
U.S transferAugust 1By Mid- octNovember 15By mid-Dec30 days from date of admission
International students applying at UMD at Shady GroveAugust 1Rolling basis-----------Before the beginning of the semester of admission
  • Students must apply by priority deadline for merit- based scholarhips and admissions considerations.
  • Candidates applying after regular deadline will be considered for rolling , space available based admissions.

University of Maryland Language Requirement

International students from non- native english speaking countries should fulfil English proficiency requirements. Official scores must be sent to the office of admissions of university by appropriate deadlines.

English Proficiency TestsScores
TOEFL University of Maryland passing scores Maryland English Institute100 99 or lower
IELTS University of Maryland passing scores Maryland English Institute7 6.5 or lower

University of Maryland Undergraduate International Requirements

UMD offers over 200 degree programs, more than 92 undergraduate majors through 12 schools and colleges.

How to apply - University accepts admissions only through Coalition Application ( Coalition for College)

Application Fee – 75 USD

Requirements - Two letters of recommendation, official copy of high school transcripts, official copy of college transcripts, English Language proficiency test scores, official standardized test scores and activities and awards list or resume.

University of Maryland International Graduate requirements

Maryland enrolls 10,500 students every year in more than 230 graduate programs. Almost 700 students are enrolled in non degree seeking graduate courses or certificate programs.

How to apply - Candidates can apply by online graduate application availale on the offcial website of the universty.

Application fee – 75 USD

Requirements - letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores, english language requirements, passport copy, personal documents.

Test scores requirements

Test acceptedMinimum scores required

School of Public Health Applications

Students applying for Kinesiology, Couple and Family Therapy, Family Science, Gerontology ( Certificates) and Global Health ( certificate) can apply through The Graduate School Application portal.

For all other programs of School of Public Health candidates need to apply through SOPHAS application and also need to complete suppplemental application.

Master of Engineering

How to apply – candidates can apply through official website and complete the application

When to apply - Fall Season – March 15 2019

Requirements – Statement of purposes, Transcripts , TOEFL, IELTS, PTE scores along with other graduate requirements.

Business and Management

How to apply – Candidates need to apply through offcial website

When to apply – Fall Season – January 3 , 2019

Requirements – 3 letters of recommendations, GRE, GMAT scores, CV, writing samples, supplementary application and presentations

Master of Journalism

How to apply - candidates can apply though official website

When to apply – Fall Season – February 1

Requirements – 3 letters of recommendatons, GRE, CV, Portfolio ( multilmedia requiremnets sections) , 3 writing samples along with other requirements.

University of Maryland Transfer Students requirements

Students who have completed their High Shcool or are in the process of completing it can apply as transfer students. Completion of 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours is mandatory.

How-to-apply – Candidates can apply through MyCoalition application page.

Application Fee – 75 USD non- refundable

Requirements – Completion of online application, official copy of college transcripts, official copy of high school transcripts, letter of recommendations, activities and award lists, official standardized test scores and English langauge test scores.

Note - Candidates applying for School of Music must send Online Application Supplement and complete Audition.

University of Maryland Document Submission and Assessment

Candidates must make a note of the following information for submission of all the documents.

  • All the undergraduate applcation must routed through the Coalition for College application.
  • Paper applications are not accepted
  • Offical Standardized test scores must be sent directly by the test administrator to the university
  • Official transcripts of international students must be sent electronically in native language along with certified english translations.
  • Letters of recommendations must be sent directly from the recommeder through Naviance or through should be mailed to the university directly.

Assesment of Documents

Maryland’s selection process is based on the ideology that an applicant, as an individual or as a group must be benefited from the campus learning environment and entire student body. The admission commitee is a group of professionals who review each and every application with rigorous and holistic review.

Academic transcripts of a candidate are assesed on the basis of varies academic characterstics that determine the candidate’s potential. The charaterstics are as follows;-

  • Educational performance
  • Potential for college studies
  • Student’s dilligence for educational success
  • Ability to contribute to the community life and campus

For graduate admissions candidates need to log in to the graduate application portal to recive email regarding final admission. In case candidate ‘opt-out’ of email then final notice may not be recieved .

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