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Post-Baccalaureate Programs

How to Apply: Overview

Post-baccalaureate Programs are non-degree granting. Qualified applicants are admitted to the University of Maryland as non-degree seeking undergraduates.

There are two-steps to the Post-baccalaureate Programs admission process. 

  • Step 1: All students, including former UMD students and current UMD non-degree seeking post-baccalaureates, must submit an application.
  • Step 2: All students must submit original transcripts.
  • Permanent residents and international applicants have additional requirements.

At first, all students receive provisional admission. Blocks preventing registration are placed on the student account until requirements for full admission are fulfilled. To view provisional admission requirements, visit the program page as provided below.

Deadlines

Application deadlines apply to all applicants and both the application and official transcript(s) must be received. Permanent residents and international applicants have additional requirements which also must be received these deadlines. To learn when a semester begins/ends, see Academic & Financial Deadlines.

Program Fall Semester Spring Semester
SIE June 1 November 1
HESPIE August 1 --

Qualifications

Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree with the following minimum grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale.

  • SIE: 2.5 GPA
  • HESPIE: 2.0 GPA

Step 1: Submit Application

A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. UMD does not waive the application fee.

Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts

Applicants must arrange for all attended 2- and 4-year institutions to submit original transcripts to UMD. Applicants who graduated from UMD do not need to submit transcripts as these are part of your student record.

  • Via Mail: Enrollment Services Operation, Post-Baccalaureate Programs, 0130 Mitchell Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.
  • Via Email: eso-help@umd.edu.

Permanent Residents and International Applicants

In addition to Step 1 and Step 2, the requirements below (A, B, and C) are for permanent residents and international applicants currently in the U.S. holding a valid visa that permits participation in these programs. Post-baccalaureate programs are non-degree granting. UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international applicants to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in these non-degree programs. International students currently in the U.S. may not apply to fulfill undergraduate degree program requirements for any institution. 

  1. Documentation: Check with the State Department prior to submitting your application to determine whether or not your visa permits participation in this program. Attach copies of the immigration documents showing your status and send to the address found in “Application Instructions” above.
  2. International Academic Credentials: Official copy of all previous degrees/diplomas and transcripts listing all courses you have completed. Transcripts must be sent in the native language with a certified English translation.

    The University of Maryland requires applicants to submit a third party academic evaluation for post-secondary/university credentials from one of the two evaluators listed below. Evaluations must be received by the application deadline.

    • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) 
    • Start the evaluation process with ECE by visiting their Education Reports page.
    • Requirements: course-by-course evaluation, original transcript(s) and a certified English translation of the transcript(s), grade point average calculation, upper division course designation.
    • Josef Silny & Associates (JS&A)
    • Start the evaluation process with JS&A by using their application for evaluation form.
    • Requirements: course-by-course evaluation, original transcript(s) and a certified English translation of the transcript(s), grade point average calculation, upper division course designation for students with more than 1 year of post-secondary/university education completed.
       
  3. Evidence of English Proficiency: Students who have been awarded a degree from the U.S., United Kingdom, Anglophone Africa, Anglophone Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Commonwealth Caribbean are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS. All others are required to send cores to UMD, using reporting code 5814. TOEFL scores are only valid for two years after the test date; IELTS scores have a recommended two-year validity period.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Notification

Qualified students receive provisional admission and are notified via email after their application file is complete. The file is complete when Steps 1 and 2 have been received.

Blocks preventing registration are placed on the student account until requirements for full admission are fulfilled. To view provisional admission requirements, visit the program page as provided below.

Reminder notices regarding missing items are sent to the email address provided on the application form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are sent and received. Check your spam folder. To inquire about the status of your application, email oes@umd.edu.

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