Summer Session

How to Apply

Apply for Summer Session

Deadlines | How to Apply | Non-UMD Student Categories | Current & Incoming UMD Student

Application Deadlines

Allow a minimum of 48 business hours to process an online application; seven business days for a paper application.

  • Upon submission, an acknowledgement is sent to the email provided on the application. This becomes the e-mail of record.
  • Upon admission, registration information is sent to the e-mail of record.
  • Missing or inaccurate information will increase processing time, causing delays.
  • If you attended UMD in a previous Summer or Winter Session, email BEFORE submitting the application.
Session # Session Date International Paper Web
I May 29 - July 6 April 25 May 15 May 22
I-A May 29 - June 15 April 25 May 15 May 22
I-B June 18 - July 6 May 15 June 8 June 12
II July 9 – August 17 June 1 June 15 July 3
II-C July 9 - 27 June 1 June 15 July 3
II-D July 30 - August 17 June 15 July 15 July 24

How to Apply: Non-UMD Student

A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Current and admitted incoming UMD students may simply register. All other students must first apply.



Important Notes

  • Transcripts are not required for Summer Session admission. Individual course instructors may request a copy of your transcript if the course has listed pre- or co-requisite requirements. If you do not provide this information, you may be dropped from the course.
  • 3-week Summer Sessions: Due to the compressed nature of these sessions, the Schedule Adjustment Period (Drop/Add) ends on the first day of the 3-week session at 4:30 p.m.
  • Online Courses: After registration for an online course, 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.
  • Summer Session Payment Policy does not follow the standard fall/spring semester plan. Students are not billed. Should successful payment not post, you may be canceled and lose your seat if the course is full. Notification of this requirement is sent to the e-mail of record following any add/drop activity. Check your spam folder. No additional reminder is provided.
  • Admission is session/year only. If you attended a prior Summer or Winter Session you must re-apply. Email BEFORE submitting the application to ensure that you apply with the same information. If not, this may result in a second record being created. Within one week of creation, the system will automatically freeze both student records and you will not be able to register. This may take up to four weeks to resolve.

Non-UMD Student Categories

Visiting Undergraduate Student

  • If you are not a current or incoming UMD undergraduate and want to take a course for undergraduate credit, you must apply.

Former UMD Undergraduate Student

  • Former UMD students who ONLY want to register for Summer Session must submit the online application. In addition, submit a brief statement to confirming that you understand that this application is session-only, will not carry over into the subsequent semester, and will not be used to graduate in May or August.
  • Former UMD students who wish to attend in the fall or spring semester, or are attempting to complete their last credits toward a degree during Summer Session, must re-enroll via the Student Success Office. Questions regarding re-enrollment: email

Visiting Graduate Student

  • If you attend another institution or have a degree AND want to take a course for graduate credit, you must apply. To earn graduate credit in Summer Session without enrolling in a degree program, you must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall "B" (3.0) average.
  • The Summer Session application is for this specific term/year ONLY. If you plan to take graduate-level courses in the fall semester, apply for non-degree admissions through The Graduate School. This way, you will only be charged a one-time application fee.
  • If you want to take an undergraduate course and do not need the credits to count as graduate credits, then apply as a visiting undergraduate student.

University System Graduate Student

  • Submit an inter-campus registration form that is available at your home institution. The home institution must authorize this form. Once completed, fax or send as an attachment to:

Office of Extended Studies
Fax: 301-314-4071

Current High School Students

  • High School students interested in Terp Young Scholars, click here.
  • High School students interested in taking a regular Summer Session course must apply for “Concurrent Enrollment”. See Special Audiences. The application is processed through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and may take up to six weeks to process. Students must be a current high school junior or senior and have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Contact information for Undergraduate Admissions is: or 1-800-422-5867. For additional information, see Concurrent Enrollment at UMD.


Faculty & Staff

D.C. Consortium of Universities

  • Visiting students in the D.C. Consortium of Universities are eligible to enroll for Summer Session. The University’s Office of the Registrar provides oversight for D.C. Consortium Enrollment.

Golden Identification Program

The Golden Identification Program (Golden ID) is administered through the Office of the Registrar. Golden ID permits eligible senior citizens to take advantage of the wide variety of course offerings at College Park.



  • Newly Admitted for Summer Session: Upon notification of admission for Summer Session, contact Golden ID Program Office, see below.
  • Current Golden ID Students: contact Golden ID Program Office, see below.


  • Although tuition is waived, Golden ID students are required to pay all fees associated with registration which may include a student services fee, course fees, and/or program fees.
  • Fee payment is required once you receive notification from the Golden ID Program Office that you have been registered. See Summer Session Payment Policy

Admission Protocol for All Semesters

Golden ID Program Office

Visiting International Student

UMD does not issue documentation permitting study for credit for Summer Session. Visiting international students seeking credit are eligible to apply if:

  • Currently attending a U.S. institution on an existing I-20, or
  • Currently in the U.S. having possession of a valid visa permitting study at a four-year institution.

Visiting international students may only utilize the online application. See application deadlines, above. In addition, international students are required to submit copies of the supporting documentation listed below to

Applicants with J-1 Visa

  1. Passport
  2. I-94 (visit
  3. DS-2019
  4. Letter of support on official letterhead from your sponsor granting approval.

Applicants with F-1 Visa

  1. Passport
  2. I-94 (visit
  3. I-20
  4. Letter of approval on official letterhead from your home institution's international office granting approval AND acknowledging the dates for the session in which you plan to register.

Applicants with B1/B2 Visa:

Current & Incoming UMD Students

Undergraduate students may simply register if you:

  • Attended UMD in the current spring semester, or
  • Accepted admission to UMD for the upcoming fall semester.
  • Students who accept admission to UMD for the upcoming spring semester: contact

Graduate students may simply register if you:

  • Attended the UMD in the current spring semester, or
  • Accepted admission to UMD for the upcoming fall semester.

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