Summer Session

How to Apply

Apply for Summer Session

Deadlines | How to Apply | Non-UMD Student Categories | Current & Incoming UMD Student | Visiting International Student | Golden ID

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 email of record.
  • Upon admission, registration information is sent to the email 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.
Application Type Session # & Date Online  Paper International Online ONLY
Undergraduate I: May 28 - July 5 May 21 May 15 April 15
Undergraduate I-A: May 28 - June 14 May 21 May 15 April 15
Undergraduate I-B: June 17 - July 5 June 11 June 3 May 15
Undergraduate II: July 8 – August 16 July 2 June 15 June 1
Undergraduate II-C: July 8 - 26 July 2 June 15 June 1
Undergraduate II-D: July 29 - August 16 July 23 July 15 June 15
Graduate For deadlines, contact The Graduate School,

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

  • The Summer Session Undergraduate Application is for this specific session/year only. If you attended a prior Winter or Summer Session as an undergraduate and wish to take undergraduate credit, you must re-apply. Email for an application fee waiver code.
  • If you attended a prior Winter or Summer Session and wish to take graduate credit, see Graduate Admissions Application. For admission requirements and The Graduate School contact information, see Graduate Admissions Application.
  • Transcripts are not required for the Summer Session Undergraduate Application. 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. For graduate student requirements, see Graduate Admissions Application
  • 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Should full payment not successfully post to the student account by the payment due date, you may be canceled or withdrawn, lose your seat if the course is full, and blocked from future Summer Session registration.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 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.
  • Paper Applications: Available upon request to

Non-UMD Student Categories

Visiting Undergraduate Student

Former UMD Undergraduate Student

  • Former UMD students who ONLY want to register for Summer Session: use the Summer Session Undergraduate Application. Email for an application fee waiver code. 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 at UMD: Re-enroll via the Student Success Office. Questions regarding re-enrollment: email

Visiting Graduate Student

  • If you attend another institution or have an undergraduate degree and want to take a course for graduate credit: use the Graduate Admissions Application. When you register, you’ll be charged at the graduate student rate. See Tuition & Fees
  • If you have an undergraduate degree, want to take an undergraduate course, and do not need the credits to count as graduate credits: use the Summer Session Undergraduate Application. When you register, you’ll be charged at the undergraduate student rate.  See Tuition & Fees.

University System of Maryland (USM) Inter-Institutional Enrollment

Current High School Students

  • High School students interested in the Terp Scholars program, see the Terp Scholars website for additional information
  • 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: or 1-800-422-5867. For additional information, see High School Concurrent Students.


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.

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.

Visiting International Students

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.

Eligible Visiting International Students: Use the Summer Session Undergraduate Application. In addition, submit copies of the documents 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:

Golden Identification Program 

Golden ID Program Office

  • 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.
  • Email:; Phone: 301-314-8240; Website: Golden ID Program



  • Newly Admitted or Current Golden ID Students: contact Golden ID Program Office (see above).


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

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