Educating the Next Generation

Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation

Registration Information

Meet Times | Instructions | Considerations

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 COMM.
  7. Scroll down to the course and select Show Sections.
  8. Courses use section PG** (Umbrella) or XG** (Extension)

Registration Instructions

  1. Visit Testudo.
  2. Click on Registration (Drop/Add).
  3. Log in with your Directory ID and password.
  4. Select the appropriate term.
  5. Umbrella (ex. COMM609) Course Registration:
    • Enter the course(s) (ex. COMM609) and section number(s) (ex. PG01) and Regular grading method into the Drop/Add Table and click Submit Changes.
      • A message may appear in the course block.
      • Read the message then click Ok to add the course.
  6. Extension (ex. COMM609A) Course Registration:
    • Enter the course(s) and section number(s) (ex. XGE1) and Audit grading method into the Drop/Add Table and click Submit Changes.
      • A message may appear in the course block.
      • Read the message then click Ok to add the course.
      • Registering for multiple extension of the same course (i.e. COMM609B XGA1 and XGE1):
        • Add one of the two sections (i.e. XGA1) and then email oes@umd.edu with your full name, UID, and request to be added to the other section (include course and section details, i.e. COMM609B XGe1).
    • Credit Note: Course(s)/Section(s) can only be registered for the minimum and maximum credits listed on the Schedule of Classes. If a course has a range of 2-6, the minimum credits that can be added is 2, even if programmatically you are taking the course for 1 credit.
  7. To view your schedule when complete, click View Schedule.

Audit Grading Method

Courses registered on Audit will show on the student transcript, but a student will not receive a grade for these courses nor are they charged for them. The final course grades are listed in the Umbrella course.

Important Considerations

Students should visit Calendars & Deadlines to determine when registration opens and closes, and for cancellation, drop, and withdrawal deadlines. Here are other considerations:

  • Students admitted to a the Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation (GSIT) are required to maintain continuous enrollment for courses as outlined in the plan of study. See Academic Policies for a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence.
  • Students Provisionally Admitted on an Unofficial Transcript: Official transcripts indicating receipt of the degree must be submitted before the end of the first semester. Registration for a second semester will not be permitted unless these documents are received by the Graduate School.
  • Students in face-to-face or blended programs are required to submit UMD’s Medical History and Immunization Record form prior to the first day of their first semester. 
  • GSIT students have the following program requirements:
    • Maintain minimum of 3.0 GPA and a B or better (including B-) for courses that are required.
    • File approved Plan of Study by semester of 6th credit (first semester for full-time students).
    • Submit all work specified within an incomplete contract by end of the semester following the awarded incomplete unless otherwise specified in the incomplete contract.
    • Not found responsible for breaching ethical principles of scholarship (e.g., violations of academic integrity and/or intellectual property rights) or non-compliance of protocols for protection of human subjects.
    • Complete required GC course work within three years of matriculation.
    • Complete required MPS course work within five years of matriculation.

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