Welcome to the Office of Extended Studies
University of Maryland
The University of Maryland is recognized nationwide for academic excellence and state-of-the-art resources.
Whether you’re looking to catch up on credits, explore new subjects, start college, or advance your career, the Office of Extended Studies provides academic opportunities to help you get ahead.
|Make your summer count! Summer Term offers over 1,700 courses available morning, afternoon, evening, and online during three-week or six-week sessions. Courses are open to current Maryland students, students attending other colleges and universities, international students, high school students, professionals, and life-long learners.||The University of Maryland is pleased to offer free online courses in collaboration with Coursera, an online education platform. These non-credit interactive courses, taught by Maryland faculty, will be available in early 2013. For more information, please visit www.coursera.org/umd.||Kick your college education into high gear! Freshmen who accept spring admission to Maryland can enroll in this fall semester extension program, earn up to 17 credits toward their undergraduate degree, and get on track to graduate in four years.||Get ready for college—while you’re in high school! Academically talented high school students earn three college credits, pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, and learn about university life.|
|Whether you’re catching up or getting ahead, the three-week January session offers more than 350 courses. Winter Term classes meet morning, afternoon, evening, and online, so it’s easy to earn credits, regardless of your schedule. Courses are open to current Maryland students, students attending other colleges and universities, professionals, and more.||Advance your knowledge and career goals! Programs include professional master’s degrees and graduate certificates, post-baccalaureate opportunities, and customized programs that include seminars, workforce training, or short courses crafted for industry application.||Get started at Maryland before the rest of the crowd! Newly admitted Maryland freshmen ease into campus life and earn academic credit before they start college in the fall.||Discover, explore, grow, and learn about university life! Rising eighth and ninth grade students explore diverse courses and seminars that encourage creative reasoning and problem solving.|