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Program Policies

SIE offers program-admitted students access to carefully selected, high quality courses, excellent instruction, and smaller class sizes. SIE course-section(s) are not available to degree-seeking students. SIE provides program-admitted students with exceptional academic advising specific to their career goals, MCAT preparation advice, a collegial program atmosphere, and tuition charged at the in-state rate for SIE course / section registration. 

SIE students may register for other UMD course(s) / section(s), beginning on the first day of classes and depending on seat availability. Program-admitted students who register for course(s) / section(s) outside of SIE are not entitled to the SIE tuition rate and are charged tuition at the per credit rate based on their residency. 

An SIE student who no longer wants to continue in SIE but wants to register for daytime course(s)/section(s), must apply through Undergraduate Admissions as a non-degree seeking student. Non-degree seeking students do not have access to SIE course-sections, SIE advising, or other SIE services.

SIE students are expected to attend lectures and labs, take all assessments as scheduled, and to complete all assignments on time. SIE students must abide by all these requirements and will not be given special exceptions or make up assignments due to work or personal schedules or events. While religious observances can be a documented reason for make-up assignments, travel to religious observances is not. Weddings, festivals, or other activities associated with culture or religion are not considered religious observance or excused absences. Students are expected to commit to their academic courses and make accommodations in other parts of their lives.

Students who do not plan to register for courses in a fall or spring semester must submit a Petition for Waiver of Continuous Registration for each semester of non-attendance. If you fail to register or submit the waiver, you must re-apply and submit payment for the application fee.

The deadline to submit the petition is tied to the last day of schedule adjustment for the semester of non-attendance. See Academic & Financial Deadlines.

SIE students are admitted into the University of Maryland (UMD) as non-degree seeking students and are subject to all UMD policies and procedures. You should spend some time reviewing these policies and understand your obligations as a UMD student.

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