Summer Session

How to Register

Register for UMD Summer Session

Instructions | Online Courses | Student ID | Student Contact Info | Housing | Parking | Maximum Load

Registration Timelines

Registration Instructions

  1. Visit Testudo.
  2. Click on Registration (Drop/Add).
  3. Log in with your Directory ID and password.
  4. Select Summer Session I or II 2018.
    • If you are interested in registered for courses in both sessions, you will need to add courses in one, and then switch to the other session to add courses.
  5. Enter the course(s) (ex. ENGL101) and section number(s) (ex. 0101, WB11) 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. When finished with registration, click Payment Options to make a payment or to select a payment exemption (for students utilizing Financial Aid, Veteran, Tuition Remission, Athletic Scholarship, or 3rd Party Billing).
  7. For complete information, see Summer Session Payment Policy.

Important Registration Notes

  • Maximum Load: Policy on the maximum number of credits for which you can register.
  • Summer Session Payment Policy: Should full payment not successfully post to the student account by the payment due date, you may be canceled or withdrawn, lose your seat if the course is full, and blocked from future Summer Session registration. 
  • 3-week Sessions: Due to the compressed nature of these sessions, Schedule Adjustment (Drop/Add) is only permitted on the first day of classes for a 3-week session.
  • Online Courses: After registration, it may take 24 – 48 hours before you obtain access. Students who register on the first day of classes for a 3-week session will run into immediate access issues, which may cause you to fall irreparably behind.
  • Non-Standard Courses: Non-standard courses are those whose date spans do not fit exactly within a 6-week session. This includes 3-week sessions. A message may appear in the course block to draw attention to the course meeting times. Read the message then click Ok to add the course.

Waitlist & Waitlist Check-in

  1. Follow steps 1 through 5 listed in Registration Instructions.
  2. You’ll get the message about the course being closed. If you wish to add yourself to the waitlist/holdfile, click the Add to Waitlist button.
    • You'll then be presented with a message regarding the waitlist process. After reading the notice, click the Confirm button to continue.
  3. Select the section(s) you want to waitlist and click the Add to Waitlist button.
    • 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Beginning on the first day of classes, you must check-in daily. Visit Testudo and select Waitlist Check-In.

If one day is missed, you will be dropped from the waitlist and must start over. The move from waitlist status to enrolled status is an automatic enrollment transaction if a seat becomes available. Students, however, must check their waitlist status daily during the schedule adjustment period. If you fail to check in, you will lose your waitlist status.

Visiting Students: Non-Photo ID

Visiting students may obtain a non-photo ID from Customer Services, First Floor Mitchell Building, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Questions about the non-photo ID? Contact Customer Services at

Visiting students taking an online course do not need a non-photo ID to access UMD resources. Upon admission, you receive an email with instructions to set-up login protocols that permits such access. To access the following UMD resources, click on the links below:

Update Your Contact Information

UMD uses the email on your student record for all correspondences regarding your 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:

  • Visit: Testudo
  • Click on Change Address/Email

On-Campus Housing

Contact the Department of Resident Life.


Campus parking requires a valid UMD parking registration and regulations are strictly enforced at all times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. UMD uses a License Plate Recognition system. To register your vehicle or for more information, contact the Department of Transportation.

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