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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
  • Admitted students are required to maintain continuous enrollment for courses as outlined in the plan of study. Graduate School policy stipulates a five-year Time Limitation for completing a master’s degree.
  • Circumstances may arise when students cannot continuously dedicate time to the program. In such cases, students making satisfactory progress may receive a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence. The time taken on an approved leave of absence is not included in the time limitation for degree completion.
  • Students Provisionally Admitted on an Unofficial Transcript: Official transcripts indicating receipt of the degree must be submitted before the end of the first semester. Registration for a second semester will not be permitted unless these documents are received by the Graduate School.
  • Students in face-to-face or blended programs are required to submit UMD’s Medical History and Immunization Record Form prior to the first day of their first semester. Registration for a second semester will not be permitted unless these documents are received by the University Health Center.
  • 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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