Understanding the University of Maryland's Application Process
The University of Maryland Graduate School accepts applications through the Online Graduate Application. The application is in two parts. Part I is the Common General University Application, which requires general student information. Part II is the Application Supplementary Form (ASF), which requires more detailed and complex information material, specific to each graduate program.
A non-refundable $75 fee is required for each program to which you apply. Payment of your application fee must be made on-line in order for your application to be submitted. Your application will not be processed until you pay your application fee and it is authorized.
You are strongly encouraged to submit all materials and documents electronically, with the exception of official transcripts, which must be submitted in a hard copy format.
Electronic submission of your application materials will expedite the review of your application and help you avoid delays. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean.
The following link will take you to the Graduate School Application website, http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/welcome/apply_now.html
Important Information for International Students
The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The Office of International Services (OIS) 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.
As an international applicant there are a few additional requirements you must satisfy to be considered for admission. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.