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All Calendar Types Fall (16-week) or Term I (12-week) Winter (3-week) or Term II (12-week) Spring (16-week) or Term III (12-week) Summer (6-week) or Term IV (12-week)
Registration Opens April 5 November 1 December 1 March 1

To determine what courses are offered for an upcoming semester/term, see your program’s plan of study. In addition to the courses offered, you’ll find information on the section code which must be used when registering. Need help? Email

  • Semester calendar programs offer courses during the 16-week fall and spring semesters. Some programs also offer courses during the 3-week Winter Session and/or a 6-week Summer Session. 
  • Term calendar programs offer courses during 12-week terms. 

Follow these step-by-step instructions to view the scheduled courses for course meet information.

  1. Visit Testudo.
  2. Select Schedule of Classes.
  3. In the box marked Term: Select the specific semester/term and year.
  4. Select Search.
  5. A listing of all UMD departments offering courses for that term/year will appear.
  6. Scroll down and click on the program’s department.
  7. Scroll down to the course and select Show Sections.
  8. Courses use the sections provided in the program’s plan of study (see “Determine Courses & Section,” above).
  9. Need help? Email

Follow these step-by-step instructions to register for the scheduled courses.

  1. Visit Testudo.
  2. Click on Registration (Drop/Add).
  3. Log in with your Directory ID and password.
  4. Select the appropriate term.
  5. Enter the course(s) and section number(s) (ex. PC01) into the Drop/Add Table and click Submit Changes.
    • A message may appear in the course block.
    • Read the message then click Ok to add the course.
  6. To view your schedule when complete, click View Schedule.
  7. Need help? Email

Continuous Registration Requirement

Health Requirements

Students enrolled in an in-person program that meets at the College Park campus or any program which has a required in-person element (even just one) that meets at the College Park campus are required to submit the University’s Immunization Record Form prior to the first day of your first semester/term.  Failure to comply will lead to a registration block which only the University Health Center can remove. See Health Requirements.

Official Transcripts

Students who did not submit official transcripts at the time of application receive provisional admission. Official transcripts must be submitted for full admission. Such notification is provided in the Graduate School's admission letter/email; no additional reminders are sent. Failure to submit official transcripts by the end of your first semester results in a registration block. The Graduate School removes the block when official transcripts have been received. Send official transcripts to:

Enrollment Services Operation
0130 Mitchell Building
7999 Regents Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Academic Probation and Dismissal

The Graduate School monitors a student’s grade point average each semester or term. A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation by the Graduate School. When a student is placed on probation, the Graduate School will notify both the student and the Graduate Director of the student's program. Permission of the academic advisor and the Graduate Director will be required for a student on probation to register for courses. For complete information, see the Graduate School’s Academic Probation and Dismissal Policy.

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