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View Official Major

  1. Visit Testudo
  2. Select Degree Audit
  3. Select Undergraduate Students
  4. Log in using directory ID and password
  5. Select Request Audit
  6. The official major is listed under Title

Change Major

Students can change their official major once the fall semester begins. Contact the Freshmen Connection Advising Office at fc@umd.edu.

The advising home for the fall semester for all Freshmen Connection students is Letters and Sciences (LTSC). LTSC’s advisors have expert knowledge of all majors’ curricula and admission requirements. Regardless of the admitted major, LTSC provides guidance and academic throughout the fall semester.

Advisors are available throughout the fall semester to answer questions in person, by email, or over the phone. To reach an advisor, email fc@umd.edu or call 301-314-8418. Advisors disseminate important academic deadlines and procedures throughout the fall semester via the email of record. Students are responsible for accessing their email and should contact the advisors with any questions.

Spring Registration

  • Towards the end of the fall semester, students prepare to register for the upcoming spring semester. UMD, like other colleges and universities, has a tiered registration system. Registration times are determined by the earned number of credits prior to the start of the fall semester and admission term (i.e fall or spring). It’s important that students have all Transfer Credits posted to their student record prior to the first day of classes.
  • To view Registration Appointment and Advising Blocks starting in November:
  1. Visit Testudo
  2. Select Appointment and Registration Status
  3. Log in using directory ID and password

Tiered Registration System

  • UMD has developed a system of releasing seats wherein a certain percentage is released for seniors. Then, more seats are released as juniors enter their registration time slot; then more are released for sophomores, etc. The system continues up through the first day of classes for the upcoming semester. Academic units may also open up additional sections or increase seat levels. Usually, new sections or seat levels increase the day after FC students begin to register.
  • Below is the registration order for the upcoming spring semester:
    • Current UMD Seniors
    • Current UMD Juniors
    • Current UMD Sophomores
    • Current UMD Fall Admitted Freshmen
    • Current Freshmen Connection Students
    • Transfer students and other Spring Admitted Students

Early Registration

  • Students who are eligible for early registration: this does not apply until after their semester of admittance to the University. In other words, students who were admitted for the spring semester would be eligible for early registration beginning in the following fall semester. Participation in Freshmen Connection or other programs does not affect this policy. 

Spring Advising

  • To register for the spring semester, students must satisfy mandatory advising requirements for their spring advising college. The college advisors inform students of these requirements via email. FC advisors do not provide academic advising for the upcoming spring semester. This occurs directly with the spring advising college.
  • Students will be given specific directions regarding mandatory advising via email in October/November. Most colleges require one advising meeting with the college and another meeting with the department. Advising appointments usually occur in late November/early December.

Explore UMD’s campus organizations and events for the many opportunities available to enrich your life during your time at Maryland! Join a student organization, learn about special events, and more! Start the fall semester with a plan to get involved!

Interested in working on campus? See University Human Resources.

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