Winter Session

How to Apply

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Application Type Domestic Student International Student
Winter Session Undergraduate December 15 November 20
Graduate Admissions For deadlines, contact The Graduate School,

    Apply Now! (Non-UMD Students)

    A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Admission is for this specific session/year only. If you attended UMD in a previous Summer or Winter Session and wish to take undergraduate credit in Winter Session, email for an application fee waiver code.

    • Allow a minimum of three business days to process an online application; seven business days for a paper application. Business days are Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm.
    • 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.



    Important Notes

    • Transcripts are not required for the Winter Session Undergraduate Application. If the course has listed pre- or co-requisite requirements, academic units will access the UMD student record to determine if these requirements have been met. Since visiting students do not submit transcripts for Summer Session admission, the academic units will contact you directly via the email of record and request a copy of your transcript to determine if you have met these requirements. If you do not meet these requirements or provide this information, you will be dropped from the course.
    • UMD maintains a Syllabus Repository by term/session and course. Posted on Testudo (online Schedule of Classes), the Syllabus Repository is a PDF provided by the course instructor.  Only current UMD students have access. If you are not a current UMD student but need a copy of the syllabus before you apply, contact the instructor directly. Visit:
      • Enter the instructor’s last name.
      • For multiple search results: Determine the department associated with the course. Questions? Contact
    • 3-week Winter Session: Due to its compressed nature, the Schedule Adjustment Period (Drop/Add) ends on the first day of Winter Session at 11:00 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.

    Non-UMD Student Categories

    Visiting Undergraduate Student

    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


    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.

    Former UMD Students

    Former UMD students who ONLY want to register for undergraduate credit during Winter Session:

    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:

    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.

    International Student

    UMD does not issue documentation permitting study for credit for Winter Session. Visiting 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 Undergraduate International Students: Use the Winter 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. The letter must also verify that Winter Session dates do not conflict with the home institution’s upcoming spring semester dates.

    Current High School Students

    High School students may not participate in Winter Session.

    UMD Faculty & Staff



    Tuition Remission

    • Contact your department human resources representative for tuition remission assistance. See UHR: Tuition Remission.

    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).


    • 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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