Terp Young Scholars


Course Overview: Terp Young Scholars

Terp Scholars enroll in one three-credit course that is at the cutting-edge of theory, thought, and technology. All Terp Scholars courses are taught by world-class University of Maryland faculty and staff. Courses may feature field trips designed to broaden understanding of the field through career discovery. Outside of class, students should expect to spend several hours a day on course-related assignments. Both credit and grade earned post to the UMD transcript and become part of the student record. The course may not be taken pass-fail or audit.

On the Terp Scholars application, students will be asked to select a first and second-choice course in the event the first selection has filled. Course selection is processed on a first-come, first-served basis when the complete application packet has been received.

Students must attend the program in its entirety. Students are not permitted to miss class time, including arriving late and/or leaving early. Any student who has an obligation such as employment, club sport, travel, or similar commitment should consider whether this will interfere with program requirements.

Choosing a Course

Courses are offered in a broad range of academic disciplines from UMD’s Colleges and Schools. Classes meet every day, Monday- Friday, with meeting times varying according to the specific course.

Before selecting a course, click on the course link to view the description, meeting times, and sample syllabus. Each course description features a link to the sample syllabus that lists specific requirements for that course. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to read the course syllabus in its entirety. Particular attention should be given to the material covered in the course and the times the course is offered. It is the student’s responsibility to review the course material and ensure they have the proper academic preparation to be successful in the course.

Students should expect to purchase books, class packets, or classroom supplies. These additional expenses are not covered in the Terp Scholars residential or commuter program package fees. This information is listed within the course description.

Course Textbooks

Course textbooks and other requirements will be listed on the course syllabus. Your course may or may not require a textbook. Textbooks may be purchased from any textbook store or online vendor. Textbook costs are not included in the Terp Scholars program package fee.

Changing Courses

Terp Scholars have until June 15, 4:30 p.m., to change course selections. Change requests will only be accommodated if the course has space. Send your request to ysp@umd.edu and include:

  • Student full name and University ID # (not your SSN)
  • Your current course information, and
  • Your new course request.

Course Cancellation Note

Credit courses in Terp Scholars are part of UMD’s Summer Session. Courses follow University policies and procedures and are subject to change. The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or for other reasons it deems necessary.

Course Listing by Academic Unit

Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

ENGR-Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute

School of Engineering

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

College of Journalism

School of Public Health

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