UMD faculty and staff have been working hard throughout the summer to prepare a fall semester that will be academically productive, exciting and as safe as possible. An updated schedule of classes with final course options is available on Testudo, including the face-to-face, blended or online delivery method for each course. Students who need further assistance should contact their academic advisers.
View your Testudo Student Schedule to see the delivery method for each registered section.
Because maintaining six feet of physical distance between individuals limits the number of students that can be accommodated in a classroom, courses of more than 50 students will be delivered online. About 20% of undergraduate courses will be offered at least partially in person, with priority given to classes that particularly need in-person instruction, such as some labs, performance courses, senior capstone projects, clinical instruction and internships. Some of the innovations being developed by faculty this summer are aimed at using creative, blended instruction and hopefully will allow us to accommodate partial in-person instruction, even in some larger classes, through smaller breakout and discussion sections.
The university will use in-person and remote course options to maximize flexibility and equity of access and to accommodate the needs of students and faculty who may not be able to return to campus because of risks associated with COVID-19. Given that fall registration is still ongoing, students who wish to take courses remotely can seek to build a schedule exclusively of online courses, as long as the courses of their interest are available.
If you do decide to pause your education, we would encourage you to reapply for a future term of admission; visit here to learn more about the reapplication process for admission.
Refund amounts are based on the timing and method in which you withdraw. Review the Fall 2020 academic deadlines and refund schedule here.
Yes, but there may be implications for your financial aid, on-campus housing or visa status. An undergraduate student is considered part-time if enrolled in 11 or fewer credits. Part-time tuition and fees are available here.
For the Fall 2020 semester, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will consider requests from admitted undergraduate students to defer their enrollment on an individual basis. Students who have confirmed their intention to enroll must submit their deferral request by July 24. For more information, visit admissions.umd.edu. Graduate students who wish to defer enrollment to the Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 terms should contact their graduate program’s department to see what steps may be involved for approved deferral.
Acceptability of AP/IB/CLEP/A-level/AS-level exams taken has not changed as a result of COVID-19.
We will accept passing grades earned in transfer coursework during this semester. These grades will be accepted for admission into the university and for limited enrollment program consideration. For more information, see lep.umd.edu.
The Graduate School maintains a coronavirus microsite, including an FAQ page, and contact information for students who need assistance.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions maintains a coronavirus microsite for Future Terps, including FAQs, admission requirements, and contact information for prospective students who need assistance.
Please contact your adviser. Should you need assistance in determining who your adviser is, please use the list below.
All mandatory fees, as determined by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, will be assessed for Fall 2020 term.
Certain fees were prorated during the Spring 2020 term in order to account for unforeseen modifications made in support of UMD’s COVID-19 response. For the 2020-21 academic year – regardless of the mode of course delivery (online, hybrid or in-person), full mandatory fees will be assessed, including, as applicable, shuttle, athletics, recreation services, Stamp Student Union, performing arts and cultural centers, student facilities and sustainability fees. In addition, should a shift to full online course delivery occur at any point during the fall 2020 term, fees shall not be prorated.
All mandatory fees are published on a line-item basis to aid in transparency for students and their families to better understand the student services the fees support. Due to the significant cost of operating these facilities and services regardless of the number of students using them, the university must charge these fees based on the credit hours for which you are enrolled.
Some of the services will be moved online to accommodate students who may have no physical presence for the Fall 2020 term, and in-person services will remain available for students to utilize whenever they access the campus.
Certain courses may have additional fees, such as a lab fee, associated with them. The course fee list can be found here.
Tuition charges will remain based on your residency status as determined by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes. The full policy can be found here.
Maryland taxpayers support instruction and university operations through state tax dollars; the nonresident surcharge helps to do the same for students from outside of Maryland. Current UMD students who are experiencing financial hardship should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (email@example.com) to determine grant and/or financial aid options.
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