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After admission to UMD, you can sign up for A & R
What is Advisement & Registration?
Advisement & Registration is intended to give new transfer students an introduction to academic life at UMD. We recognize that transfer students bring with them diverse needs and experiences. Therefore, the program focuses primarily on the advisement and registration process while offering individual assistance and optional information as needed. During the program, new students are advised on degree requirements, receive information on how their previous credits will transfer to UMD, receive assistance in selecting and registering for fall semester classes, and receive a copy of their class schedule.
New transfer students may have several Advisement & Registration options, depending on the UMD major/college to which the student is admitted. Each of UMD's five undergraduate colleges offers at least one large Advisement & Registration session in person. Some colleges also offer individual or small-group sessions, online advisement and registration, or options via telephone. Your UMD college will provide you with additional information on your Advisement & Registration options.
Sometimes a college's large in-person Advisement & Registration sessions fill up. In that case, you will be scheduled for a small-group or individual session. Please rest assured that regardless of how your Advisement & Registration session is conducted, your college will provide you with the information and guidance you need to start your UMD education on the right foot.
Important Information About Reservation Deadlines
Please be aware that you have a fixed amount of time to respond to your invitation to Advisement & Registration, and therefore to secure your place as a UMD student.
Students admitted prior to April 9th may secure a spot in the 2012 class by confirming an Advisement & Registration date as soon as possible after receiving their invitation.
If you were admitted to UMD after April 9, 2012 you must reply to the invitation within 4 weeks of admission to hold your place at UMD for Fall 2012. Space is limited.
Since overall confirmations are reviewed on a weekly basis, UMD may choose to limit new confirmations at any time. If you are confirming after the deadline, you will be directed to contact the UMD Admissions Office to inquire about your status for Fall 2012.
Reservations for Advisement & Registration
Invitations to Advisement & Registration are sent to students on a weekly basis starting in early February for students beginning at UMD in Fall 2012. Students must respond to the invitation to Advisement & Registration either by reserving a date online or by returning the reply form and the $80 confirmation fee. Upon receipt of your reply and fee, you will be sent a letter confirming your date and information regarding academic programs and financial aid.
All new students are required to pay a $80 fee the first time they register for classes at UMD. The fee is due when students return their Advisement & Registration reply form or when they reserve their orientation date online. The fee is non-refundable; students who cancel their admission to UMD will not receive a refund.
To reserve your Advisement & Registration date by mail, return your invitation reply form along with a $80 check to the address specified in your invitation.
Once you have signed up, you will receive the Preparing for Advisement & Registration Guide in the mail as part of your confirmation packet. Please complete the checklist on the back prior to attending.
Advisement & Registration Program Schedule
Placement for Mathematics Courses
Many students at UMD are required to take courses in mathematics or statistics as part of their major of degree program. The required math or statistics courses for each major are listed in the UMD Catalog. It is important that students begin their study of mathematics in a course and at a level for which they are prepared. Sometimes this means first taking lower-level courses to prepare for a higher-level required math course.
If a student successfully transfers college credit to UMD for a college-level math course, the transferred course may determine math placement at UMD. For students who are not transferring a college-level math course and who are required to take a UMD math course, the UMD Department of Mathematics and Statistics will determine math placement via ACT/SAT score or by a math placement test. For more information, please contact the Swenson College of Science & Engineering at 218-726-7806 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions to access the application/contract for housing for the 2012-2013 academic year will be mailed as part of the confirmation packet after you reserve an Advisement & Registration date.
Directions to the UMD Campus
Please note that if you are coming to campus for an individually-scheduled or small-group session, you should plan to park in Pay Lot G (cost is $2.25 per entry) or at a parking meter. A map of campus parking lots can be found here.
Students who are attending one of the regularly-scheduled, large-session Advisement & Registration programs will receive directions and a parking pass in their confirmation packet. The confirmation packet is mailed within one week of receipt of the Advisement & Registration fee.
Overnight parking is not allowed in the UMD parking lots except by prior permission of UMD Police.
Follow I-35 North to 21st Avenue East exit. Follow 21st Avenue East to Woodland Avenue (top of the hill). Turn right onto Woodland Ave. Continue on Woodland Ave. to W. College Street. Turn left on College Street. UMD will be on your right. Turn right University Drive. Park in Lot A which will be on your left. Place your Lot A parking permit on your dashboard. Follow the outdoor and indoor Advisement & Registration program directional signs to the Kirby Ballroom.
From Range Cities
Follow Highway 53 (Miller Trunk Highway) to Arrowhead Road (stop light just past Menards). Turn left onto Arrowhead Road. Continue on Arrowhead road to Woodland Avenue (approximately 5 miles). Turn right on Woodland Avenue. Travel on Woodland and turn right on College Street. UMD will be on your right. Turn right University Drive. Park in Lot A which will be on your left. Place your Lot A parking permit on your dashboard. Follow the outdoor and indoor Advisement & Registration program directional signs to the Kirby Ballroom.