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Welcome Spring Admitted Terps!

Begin your Maryland education a semester early in the fall with Freshmen Connection. In Freshmen Connection, you begin taking classes in the fall semester and get on track to graduate in four years. You enroll in UMD courses and connect to the University’s resources that help you succeed. You take classes with other students in the program, form study groups, and develop social networks that will last throughout your time at Maryland. 

Freshmen Connection is a fall semester extension program that offers a selection of UMD courses that fulfill major and General Education requirements. Credits and grades post to your Maryland transcript and are included in your Maryland GPA. Courses are taught by University faculty in campus classrooms 3 – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday. The program follows the University’s fall academic semester schedule and adheres to all University policies and procedures.