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How to Apply


University of Maryland Undergraduate Admission Process 

University of Maryland Undergraduate Admissions information is available at:

Admission information to the University of Maryland Special Education Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs is available at:

For more information regarding the Undergraduate Programs in Special Education, contact:

Office of Student Services
College of Education
1204 Benjamin Building
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone: 301.405.2364 or E-mail:
Monday through Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm

University of Maryland's Graduate Application Process

The University of Maryland’s Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself/Hobsons application system. Before completing the application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements site for specific program instructions.
As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:

  • Graduate application
  • Transcripts - Send to:
    • University of Maryland College Park
      Enrollment Service Operations
      Application for Graduate Admission
      Rm 0130 Mitchell Building
      College Park, MD 20742
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Program/Department supporting documents (as applicable)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) for each program to which an applicant applies

The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in the graduate degree program to which you apply.   The admission recommendations from the programs/departments are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School.  Thus, all degree seeking applicants must be formally admitted to the University of Maryland Graduate School.  To ensure the integrity of the application process, the University of Maryland authenticates submitted materials through TurnItIn for Admissions.

Important Information for International Students

The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students.  International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer, and contact them with related questions.
The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance.  Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents.  Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues.  For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the appropriate Program Coordinator or the Graduate School.

Program Coordinator Contact Information:

Programs: Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, School Counseling, Student Affairs, Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education Policy, and Special Education.
Contact: Carol Scott at (301) 405-8384 or

***Individual areas of specialization have their own requirements and criteria. Please check their websites (links below) for additional information and supplemental applications.***

Counseling Psychology
Higher Education
International Education Policy
School Counseling
School Psychology
Special Education
Student Affairs