Are You Ready?

Here are some important next steps…

Step 1: Advisement & Registration (A&R)

Sign-up for Advisement & Registration. This is when you become an official UMD student – you'll leave campus with your college ID and fall semester schedule in hand!

Step 2: Housing

Submit your housing application. Applications for the following fall are available beginning February 2nd. We start sending information about on-campus housing in late-January. For guaranteed placement, housing contracts must be postmarked by May 1st.

Step 3: FAFSA

After 2014 taxes are complete, file online at and have the information sent to UMD (federal school code: 002388).

Step 4: Admitted Student Days (optional)

An Admitted Student Day will give you additional perspective into what it's like to be a Bulldog. Admitted Student Days are scheduled on select Fridays in January, February & March.

Step 5: College Transcripts (if applicable)

Submit official transcripts for any college courses you've taken. Once all grades are posted, submit an official transcript to UMD Admissions. We'll take it from there to help you know how it transfers.

Step 6: High School Transcripts

Send your final high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions by July 1st. Information Regarding the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) . Name, address, email, dean's list, etc. are public record and releasable. Request suppression of this information or setup someone you trust direct access to your academic records.

Step 7: Bulldog Welcome Week

Attend Bulldog Welcome Week. Required for all freshmen, this crash course in getting connected kicks off with move-in day on August 25th. Welcome week events start August 26th and continue through the start of classes on August 31st.

Important Dates

November 2014
Admitted students can begin registering for Advisement & Registration.
December 15, 2014
Application deadline for scholarship consideration.
January 2015
Submit your FAFSA after completing your 2014 taxes.
January, February & March 2015
Attend an Admitted Student Day (optional).
February 2015
Submit your application for on-campus housing.
March - April 2015
Estimated Financial Aid Award Notices (EFAAN) are sent out to freshmen students for Fall 2015.
May 1, 2015
National College Decision Day. Recommended deadline to submit on-campus housing application and register for Advisement & Registration (A&R).
Summer 2015
Attend your Advisement & Registration session.
August 25, 2015
Move-in day for incoming freshmen.
August 26 - August 30, 2015
Bulldog Welcome Week for new students.
August 31, 2015
Classes begin!

UMD Academic Calendars & Additional Information