Winter Session

How to Apply

Apply for Winter Session: Non-UMD Students

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 is the email of record. Check your spam folder. 
  • Upon admission, registration information is sent to the email of record.
  • Missing or inaccurate information increases processing time, causing delays.
  • If you attended UMD in a previous Summer or Winter Session, email winter@umd.edu BEFORE submitting the application.
Application Type Web Paper International
Undergraduate December 20 December 15 November 20
Graduate For deadlines, contact The Graduate School, gradschool@umd.edu.

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 Winter Session Undergraduate Application is for this specific session/year only. If you attended a prior Winter or Summer Session as an undergraduate, you must re-apply. Email oes@umd.edu for an application fee waiver code. 
  • Transcripts are not required for the Winter 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.
  • Winter Session Payment Policy requires immediate payment upon registration. Students are not billed. Should full payment not post, you may be canceled and lose your seat if the course is full. Notification of this requirement is sent to the email of record following any add/drop activity. Check your spam folder. No additional reminder is provided.
  • 3-week Winter Session: Due to its compressed nature, the Schedule Adjustment Period (Drop/Add) ends on the first day of Winter Session at 4:30 p.m.
  • Online Courses: After registration, it may take 24 – 48 hours before you obtain access to the online course. Students who register on the first day of classes for a 3-week session will run into access issues, which may cause you to fall irreparably behind.
  • Paper Applications: Available upon request to winter@umd.edu.

Non-UMD Student Categories

Visiting Undergraduate Student

Former UMD Undergraduate Student

  • Former UMD students who ONLY want to register for Winter Session: use the Winter Session Undergraduate Application. In addition, submit a brief statement to winter@umd.edu confirming that you understand that this application is this session-only, will not carry over into the subsequent semester, and will not be used to graduate from UMD.
  • Former UMD students who wish to attend in the fall or spring semester, or are attempting to complete their credits toward a degree at UMD: Re-enroll via the Student Success Office. Questions regarding re-enrollment: email rr-admit@umd.edu.

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 Winter 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 may not participate in Winter Session.

Veterans

Faculty & Staff

D.C. Consortium of Universities

  • Visiting students in the D.C. Consortium of Universities are eligible to enroll for Summer and Winter Sessions. 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 fall semester, or
  • Accepted admission to UMD for the upcoming spring semester.

Graduate students may simply register if you:

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

Visiting International Student

UMD does not issue documentation permitting study for credit for Winter Session. International undergraduate 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 Winter Session Undergraduate Application. In addition, submit copies of the documents listed below to winter@umd.edu

Applicants with J-1 Visa

  1. Passport
  2. I-94 (visit https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/)
  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 https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/)
  3. I-20
  4. Letter of approval on official letterhead from your home institution's international office granting approval. The letter must also verify that Winter Session dates do not conflict with the home institution’s upcoming spring semester dates.

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: registrar-help@umd.edu; phone: 301-314-8240; website: Golden ID Program.  

Application

Registration

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

Payment

  • 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 Winter Session Payment Policy

 

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