Applying for

Terp Discovery

Application Instructions

How to Apply | Deadlines | Eligibility | Notification | Note

How to Apply

Terp Discovery has a three-step application process. Acceptance into Discovery does not guarantee admission into a degree-seeking program at UMD. Program admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability. Early applicants are more likely to receive their first course selection and be guaranteed accommodations.

  1. Application (Summer 2018 application available February 2018)
  2. Recommendation
  3. Report Card

Application Deadlines

Opens: February 21
Closes: July 1

Eligibility for Terp Discovery

To apply and participate, a student must:

  • Be a rising seventh or eighth grade student;
  • Have an academic average of 3.0 or better; and
  • Demonstrate maturity, self-discipline, motivation, and a desire to succeed.


Accepted students are notified via e-mail approximately 10 days after their file is complete. The file is complete when the application (with non-refundable application fee), report card, and letter of recommendation have been received. Files are reviewed and admission made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reminder notices regarding missing items are sent to the e-mail address provided on the application form. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are sent and received. To inquire about the status of your application, email

Important Note

Upon admission, students must complete the Confirmation of Admission process by the posted due date. The process includes payment. Should confirmation not be completed by the due date, the offer of admission will be rescinded.

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