Spring Forward.

Start Freshman Year This Fall.

Freshmen Connection, August 28 – December 19, 2017

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland for spring 2018! Begin your Maryland education a semester early with Freshmen Connection, fall 2017.

In Freshmen Connection, you’ll begin in the fall semester and get on track to graduate in four years. You’ll enroll in UMD courses and connect to the University’s resources that help you succeed. You’ll take classes with other students in the program, form study groups, and develop social networks that will last throughout your time at Maryland. Whether you live in a campus dorm or commute, you’ll enjoy all of the excitement of the fall semester at UMD.

Freshmen Connection is a fall semester extension program that offers a selection of UMD courses which fulfill major and General Education requirements. Credits and grades post to your Maryland transcript and are included in your Maryland GPA. Courses are taught by University faculty in campus classrooms 3 – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday. The program follows the University’s fall academic semester schedule and adheres to all University policies and procedures.

There are a few differences in being a spring-admitted student enrolled in Freshmen Connection. These are explained in our FAQs. For more information, click here.

This Fall, Become a Terp

Find out how to enroll in Freshmen Connection.  Attend a UMD Open House or schedule an appointment with an advisor!

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  • Freshmen Connection Program Details

    Select Your Fall Course Schedule

    Learn how to select courses that fulfill major and General Education requirements and put together your schedule for the fall semester.

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  • Freshmen Connection Calendar & Deadlines

    Calendar & Deadlines

    Key deadlines for enrollment, campus housing, orientation, payment, and the fall semester.

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