Terp Discovery

How to Apply

Application Instructions

Application Opens: February 20
Application Closes: July 1

How to Apply | Eligibility | Notification

How to Apply

Terp Discovery has a four-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
  4. Medical Information Form (coming soon)

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 email approximately 10 days after their file is complete. The file is complete when the application (with non-refundable application fee), report card, recommendation form, and health insurance information form 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 email address provided on the application form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all materials are sent and received. To inquire about the status of your application, email ysdisc@umd.edu.

Please note: Upon the offer of admission, student and parent must complete Confirmation of Admission 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 Should confirmation not be completed by the due date, the offer of admission will be rescinded.

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