Post-Baccalaureate Programs


Overview | Qualifications | Instructions & Deadlines | International


Post-baccalaureate Programs are non-degree granting. Qualified applicants are admitted as non-degree seeking undergraduates and receive provisional admission. Blocks preventing registration are placed on the student account until requirements are fulfilled. To view provisional admission requirements, visit the program page as provided below.


Who Can Apply: All students, including former UMD students and current UMD non-degree seeking post-baccalaureates, must submit an application. The Golden ID Program is not eligible. Veterans are not eligible to use the VA benefit in this non-degree program. Contact the Veterans Certification Office with questions at

Undergraduate Degree & GPA: Students must have a four-year undergraduate degree with the following minimum grade point average (GPA) base on a 4.0 scale.

  • SIE: 2.5 GPA
  • HESPIE: 2.0 GPA

Original Transcripts: Students must submit a complete set of original transcripts from all attended 2- and 4-year institutions. Transcripts are used to verify GPA and course pre-requisites. UMD graduates do not need to submit transcripts as these are part of your student record.

Instructions and Deadlines

Application: A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Students are informed about the admission decision via email. To inquire about the status of your application, email

Official Transcripts: Must be submitted by the institution(s) you attended. 

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

Deadlines: Application deadlines apply to all applicants. Admission is for the selected semester only. Both the application and official transcript(s) must be received by the deadlines below. Permanent residents and international applicants have additional requirements which also must be received by these deadlines.

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

Permanent Residents and International Applicants

In addition to the above qualifications, 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)

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