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Directions

  • Access TerpEngage-OES Forms.
    • Select My Forms.
    • Select Start New Form.
    • Open Select Form Type: From the drop-down menu, select Winter Undergraduate Visiting Student Application.

Guidelines & Assistance

  • New applicants must create an account.
  • Former students: Reactivate your Directory ID via the Former Student Identity Verification website. After reactivation, set a passphrase and log in to the TerpEngage-OES Forms Portal.
    • Note: Per University policy, a student’s email of record is set to a UMD TERPMail account. All University communication will be sent to this address including admission notices. For assistance accessing this account, contact the IT Services Desk.
  • Need assistance? Information is posted on TerpEngage website page.

Application Deadlines

Student Type Application Opens Application Closes
Visiting Domestic Student Oct. 18 Dec. 15
Visiting International Student Oct. 18 Nov. 20
  • Application deadlines are strictly enforced. There are no exceptions. 
  • Undergraduate students who attended UMD in a previous Summer or Winter Session must submit a new application. Admission was only for that specific session and year. 
  • Students who require their institution’s permission to take a course at UMD must apply by the posted deadline even if the institution has not yet provided such permission.

Application Fee & Fee Waiver

  • A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Admission is for this specific session/year. 
  • Undergraduate students who attended UMD in a previous Summer or Winter Session are eligible to receive an application fee waiver. Use the OES contact form. Include full name and a complete statement. Upon verification of attendance, a waiver code will be sent.

Processing Time and Notification

  • Allow a minimum of three business days, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm., to process the application.
  • An email acknowledging receipt is sent to the email provided on the application. 
  • Upon admission, registration instructions are sent to the email provided on the application. Check the spam folder.

Transcripts

  • Transcripts are not required for the application. 
  • If the course has listed pre- or co-requisites or has a registration block, students may need to provide a copy of their transcript to the academic unit. To learn more, see Course Pre-Requisites & Permissions.

Application Deadlines

Student Type Application Opens Application Closes
Visiting Domestic Student Oct. 18 Dec. 15
Visiting International Student Oct. 18 Nov. 20

Guidelines & Assistance

  • Visiting graduate students who want to register for graduate credit apply through UMD’s Graduate School. For complete information, including deadlines, see Non-Degree Admissions
  • Visiting graduate students who want to register for undergraduate credit apply through the Apply - Visiting Undergraduate Students.

Overview 

  • Visiting undergraduate students follow the instructions under Apply - Visiting Undergraduate Students.
  • Application deadlines are strictly enforced. There are no exceptions.
  • Students who require their institution’s permission to take a course at UMD must apply by the posted deadline even if their institution has not yet provided such permission.

Visiting Undergraduates Must Submit an Application If They:

  • Attended in a previous Summer or Winter Session. The previous admission is no longer active and students must submit a new application.
  • Currently attend a community college.
  • Currently attend an accredited four-year institution as an undergraduate degree-seeking student.
  • Completed an undergraduate degree and want to take a course for undergraduate credit.
  • Earned a high school diploma and want to take a course for undergraduate credit.

Other Information

  • Tuition is charged at the per credit undergraduate rate based on residency. See Tuition & Fees.
  • Current high school students may not participate in the three-week Winter Session.

Former UMD Undergraduate or Graduate Students: Only Want to Register for Undergraduate Courses

  • Follow the instructions under Apply - Visiting Undergraduate Students.
  • This category includes those who graduated from UMD and those who attended UMD as a degree-seeking student in a fall or spring semester.
  • Former UMD undergraduate or graduate students are eligible for an application fee waiver if registering for undergraduate courses.
  • Use the OES contact form. Former students must include their full name and a brief statement that they understand that this application is for this session-only, will not carry over into the subsequent semester, and will not be used to graduate from UMD.

Former UMD Undergraduate Students: Want to Complete UMD Degree

  • This category includes undergraduates who attended UMD as a degree-seeking student in a fall or spring semester and want to return to complete a degree.
  • Must re-enroll via the Student Success Office.
  • Questions? Email rr-admit@umd.edu.

Former UMD Graduate Students: Want to Register for Graduate Courses

  • This category includes those who graduated from UMD and those who attended UMD as a degree-seeking graduate student in a fall or spring semester.
  • See Graduate School Non-Degree Admissions.

Current UMD Students

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who are currently registered in the fall semester can simply  register.

Incoming UMD Students 

  • Undergraduate students who have accepted their offer of spring admission can simply register.
  • Graduate students who have accepted their offer of spring admission must contact The Graduate School via email: gradschool@umd.edu.

See D.C. Consortium of Universities Enrollment. Students using D.C. Consortium Enrollment do not submit the Winter Session application.

International Eligibility

  • UMD does not issue documentation permitting study for credit for Winter Session.
  • Visiting international students seeking credit are eligible to apply if:
    • Currently attending a U.S. institution on an existing I-20, or
    • Currently in the U.S. having possession of a valid visa permitting study at a four-year institution.

International Undergraduate Applicants 

International Undergraduate Applicants - Additional Requirements

  • In addition to submitting the undergraduate application, international applicants must submit copies of the listed documents associated with their visa type to winter@umd.edu by the posted deadlines.
  • Undergraduate Applicants with J-1 Visa:
    1. Passport
    2. I-94
    3. DS-2019
    4. Letter of support on official letterhead from the sponsor granting approval.
  • Undergraduate Applicants with F-1 Visa:
    1. Passport
    2. I-94
    3. I-20
    4. Letter of approval on official letterhead from the home institution's international office granting approval AND acknowledging the dates for the session in which the student plans to register.
  • Undergraduate Applicants on Other Visas Approved for Study in the U.S.
    1. Applications submitted by students with Visas other than an F1 or J1 will be evaluated on an individual basis. Applicants will be notified regarding what documentation is required for application review.

International Graduate Applicants

University System of Maryland Graduate Students

University System of Maryland Undergraduate Students

Faculty

Staff

Tuition Remission

Use the OES contact form. Include full name and a complete statement regarding the requested action.

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