UMD: A Globally Connected University

Undergraduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in applying to the University of Maryland, College Park. Below is an overview of the application process as well as important information for international students. Please read carefully before submitting your application to be sure your application is complete. Without all required materials, your application will not be reviewed.

The University of Maryland seeks to enroll international students who demonstrate strong academic performance with records suggesting potential for success at Maryland. Undergraduate admission is competitive and is most often offered to applicants whose academic credentials indicate marks of "very good" to "excellent."


Apply online at the UMD Undergraduate Admissions Office:

Gather the following documents for your Admission Packet:

  • International Academic Credentials
    Official copy of all previous degrees/diplomas and transcripts issued in the original language with a literal English translation.
  • Evidence of English Proficiency
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      • For the University of Maryland, College Park to receive your scores, please use the reporting code 5814.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
      • For the University of Maryland, College Park to receive your scores, please use the reporting code 5814.
    • If your scores do not meet the minimum requirements, you will be required to enroll in and successfully complete an English Language Bridge Program , a semi-intensive English language program.  Most students complete the program in one semester, but some require two semesters of semi-intensive English. 

      In addition to the Bridge Program students register for two academic courses, not to exceed 8 credits.

    Note: Students who will be awarded a degree from the U.S., United Kingdom, Anglophone Africa, Anglophone Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Commonwealth Caribbean prior to enrolling in the University of Maryland are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS.

  • Financial Certification
    Proof of liquid finances to cover one year's estimated expenses (tuition, fees, books, insurance, and living expenses) is required to be issued an Immigration document (I-20/DS-2019). Click here to view Estimated Cost of Attendance.
    • A current official bank statement from your sponsor. The statement should clearly indicate the name(s) of the account holder(s) and the actual amount of money in the account(s).
    • We do not accept loans or non-liquid assets.

    If you have a sponsor a signed letter of support in English is required along with the sponsor's proof of finances. 

    If you have dependent(s), please show additional financial support of $4500 for each dependent.

  • Visa Documentation
    If you are already in the United States, attach copies of your passport, US visa, I-94 card, and all pages of your I-20/DS-2019.

    If you are a Permanent Resident or hold another visa status please include copies of the Immigration documents showing your status.


Questions? Contact an Admissions Advisor.