Post-Baccalaureate Programs


Important Info | Section Information | Determine Meet Times | Instructions | Waitlist | Textbooks | Photo ID Card | Student Contact Info | Parking | Health Requirement | Health Insurance

Important Information

  • Registration Dates: See Calendars & Deadlines
  • Post-Baccalaureate Programs registration is limited to programs-admitted students only.
  • Course pre-requisites are verified through the official transcript(s). If not met, students are administratively canceled.
  • Lab course section meetings begin after the first lecture.
  • Students who do not plan to take courses in a fall or spring semester must submit a Petition for Waiver of Continuous Registration for each semester of non-attendance. If you fail to register or submit the waiver, you must re-apply and submit payment for the application fee.
    • Deadline to submit: The last day of schedule adjustment for the semester of non-attendance. See Calendars & Deadlines for schedule adjustment dates.

Section Information

Course section numbers for Post-Baccalaureate Programs are as follows:

  • HESPIE: Begins with PBH*
  • SIE: Begins with SEF* (fall); SES* (spring)

Determine Course Meeting Dates and Times

  1. Visit: Testudo
  2. Select Schedule of Classes.
  3. In the box marked Term: Select your specific term and year.
  4. Select Search.
  5. A listing of all departments offering courses for that term/year will appear.
  6. Scroll down and click on the department.
  7. Scroll down to the course and select Show Sections.
  8. View the special post-baccalaureate programs section.

General Registration Instructions

  1. Visit: Testudo
  2. Select Registration (Drop/Add)
  3. Log in using your directory ID and password
  4. Select the appropriate term and year.
  5. Enter the course(s) and section number(s) into the Drop/Add table and click Submit Changes.
  6. If the course is closed, the system will ask you if you want to be placed on the Waitlist/Holdfile (see below).
  7. Once you register for all of your courses, click on View Schedule for a printable course schedule.

Waitlist Instructions

  1. Follow steps 1 through 5 listed in the General Registration Instructions.
  2. You’ll get the message about the course being closed. To add yourself to the waitlist/holdfile, click Add to Waitlist.
  3. Read the message regarding the waitlist process and click Confirm.
  4. Select the section(s) you want to waitlist and click Add to Waitlist.
  5. If open sections are available, click the Open Sections tab and select which section you would like to add and then click the Select button. NOTE: If you do not type the section number, the system will tell you that there are no open sections for that course and will not give you a waitlist option.
  6. Remember to periodically check the waitlist (from Testudo).
  7. Once the semester starts, you must check the waitlist every day during the schedule adjustment period or else you will be removed from the waitlist.

Checking the Waitlist Instructions

  1. Visit: Testudo
  2. Click on Waitlist Check-In.
  3. Log in using your Directory ID and Password.
  4. By logging in you have checked the waitlist. You will see the courses that you waitlisted and your position on the waitlist. If you have received a space in the course, it will note that the course was added to your schedule.

Course Textbooks

Textbook requirements are posted by the instructor, usually three weeks prior to the course start date. Your course may or may not require a textbook, and you will need to periodically check the link below to see if the instructor has posted a textbook. Textbooks may be purchased from any textbook store or online vendor.

  1. Visit: Testudo
  2. Select Schedule of Classes.
  3. Select the appropriate term.
  4. Select Course Listing.
  5. Select the course/department acronym, e.g., ANTH for Anthropology.
  6. Find the course.
  7. Select Books.

Student ID Card

Once registered, you are eligible to obtain a student photo ID card in person at the Office of the Registrar. Information on ID cards can be found on the Registrar’s website.

Update Your Contact Information

UMD uses the email on your student record for all correspondences regarding your program registration. UMD assumes no responsibility for the delivery of these electronic messages. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain current contact information. Follow these steps to update your contact information:

  1. Visit: Testudo
  2. Click on Change Address/Email.
  3. Log in using your directory ID/password.
  4. Your contact information will be displayed and available for updating.


Parking is administered by the Department of Transportation Services. Many un-metered campus parking lots are unrestricted after 4:30 p.m. However, there are several restricted lots for which parking permits are required at all times. Pay careful attention to the signage to avoid parking tickets. Paid meter parking is available should you need to come to campus before 4:30 p.m. Please visit the Department of Transportation’s website for additional information on parking

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