Winter Session

How to Apply

Applying for UMD Winter Session for Non-UMD Students

Deadlines | How to Apply | Non-UMD Student Categories | Current UMD Students

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 provided email. This becomes the e-mail of record.
  • Upon admission, registration information is sent to the e-mail of record.
  • Applications with missing or inaccurate information will increase processing time, causing delays.
Winter Application Deadlines
Paper Web International
December 12 December 20 November 20

How to Apply: Non-UMD Students

A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Students who are not current UMD students (this includes former UMD students) must apply.

Undergraduate and Non-Credit Workshop

  • Online: Click here (Available October 2017)
  • Paper: Available upon request via e-mail


  • Paper Only: Click here (Available October 2017)

Important Notes

  • Transcripts are not required for Winter 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 Winter Sessions: Due to the compressed nature of these sessions, the Schedule Adjustment Period (Drop/Add) ends on the first day 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.
  • Winter 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. No additional reminder is provided.
  • Admission is session/year only. If you attended in a prior Winter you must re-apply. Use the same information used in the previous application. If not, this will 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 UMD undergraduate student, then you must apply.

Former University of Maryland Undergraduate Student

  • Former UMD students who ONLY want to register for Winter must submit a paper application. In addition, submit a brief statement 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 Winter Session, must re-apply via the Student Success Office. Questions regarding re-enrollment: e-mail

Visiting Graduate Student

If you are not a current UMD graduate student, then you must apply. To earn graduate credit in Winter 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.

University System Graduate Students

Submit an inter-campus registration form that is available at your home institution. The home institution must authorize the inter-campus registration 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 may not participate in Winter Session.


Visiting Veterans interested in applying for Winter Session:

Faculty & Staff

Faculty should contact the Office of the Registrar, phone: 301-314-8239 or e-mail:

Staff submit an application for Winter Session as visiting Undergraduate or Graduate. Once processed, you’ll receive an e-mail notification with online registration instructions.

Faculty or staff must contact their department human resources representative for tuition remission assistance. For guidelines, click here.

D.C. Consortium of Universities

Visiting students in the D.C. Consortium of Universities are eligible to enroll for Winter Session. The University’s Office of the Registrar provides oversight for D.C. Consortium Enrollment. For complete information, click here.

Golden Identification Program

The Golden ID Program is not eligible for Winter Term.

Visiting International Students

UMD does not issue documentation permitting study for credit for Winter Session. 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:

May ONLY apply if intending to register for non-credit workshops. Students must send an email providing workshop information prior to the submission of the application.

Current University of Maryland College Park Students

Undergraduate students may register without completing an application 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
  • Registration Instructions

Graduate students may register without completing an application if you:

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

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