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					University of Maryland Application Guide for 2011
We are pleased that you are interested in applying for undergraduate admission to the University of Maryland. All applicants are
encouraged to apply online at www.admissions.umd.edu.
All United States citizens, permanent residents, and non-immigrant visa holders (including A, E, G, H, I, and L) who wish to apply for
admission should complete a regular Freshman or Transfer Application for undergraduate admission.
The international student application for undergraduate admission and Certification of Finances form are to be completed by
applicants currently holding or intending to seek an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to study in the United States.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mitchell Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-5235

APPLICATION DEADLINES
               SEMESTER     DEADLINES
                            PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE
                            November 1: Students should apply by our priority application deadline for best consideration for admission, merit-
                            based scholarships and invitations to special programs. Students who meet this priority deadline will be mailed a
                            decision by late January.

                            November 1: All international visa holders and U.S. citizens and permanent residents WITH NON-U.S. ACADEMIC
                            RECORDS must submit the application by this date.
                  FALL
                            REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE:
                            January 20: Applicants who complete their applications by this deadline will be mailed a final decision letter no later
                            than April 1. Applications received after January 20 will be reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.
FRESHMAN
                            CONFIRMATION DEADLINE:
                            May 1: Deadline for confirming fall enrollment and requesting on-campus housing and meals.
                            APPLICATION DEADLINES:
                            August 1: All international visa holders and U.S. citizens and permanent residents WITH NON-U.S. ACADEMIC
                            RECORDS must submit the application by this date.
                SPRING      December 1: Applications are due by this date. Decisions will be released on a rolling basis.
                            CONFIRMATION DEADLINE:
                            November 15 or 30 days from date of admission, whichever is later.
                            PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE:
                            March 1: Applicants who complete their application by this date will have decisions beginning in mid-April. Students
                            should apply by this date for best consideration. Due to space limitations, early application is strongly encouraged.

                            March 1: All international visa holders and U.S. citizens and permanent residents WITH NON-U.S. ACADEMIC
                            RECORDS must submit the application by this date.
                  FALL
                            REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE:
                            June 1: Applicants who complete their application by this date will have decisions released in mid-June. Complete
                            applications received after June 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
                            CONFIRMATION DEADLINE:
                            30 days from date of admission.
 TRANSFER                   PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE:
                            August 1: Applicants who complete their application by this date will have decisions beginning in early October.
                            Students should apply by this date for best consideration. Due to space limitations, early application is strongly
                            encouraged.

                            August 1: All international visa holders and U.S. citizens and permanent residents WITH NON-U.S. ACADEMIC
                            RECORDS must submit the application by this date.
                SPRING
                            REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE:
                            November 15: Applicants who complete their application by this date will have decisions released in mid-December.
                            Due to space limitations, early application is strongly encouraged.
                            CONFIRMATION DEADLINE:
                            30 days from date of admission.
TRANSFER APPLICATION CHECKLIST
We are pleased that you are interested in applying for undergraduate admission to the University of Maryland. Students who graduated
from high school and subsequently attempted at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours in a regular term at a regionally accredited
college or university are considered transfer applicants. Successful transfer applicants demonstrate better-than-average grades in strong
academic courses and completion of Fundamental Studies English and mathematics.

 Application: Complete and submit the online application. This is the fastest and easiest way to complete the application. If necessary,
  it’s possible to print the online application, complete, sign and mail it to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
 Application Fee: If you apply online, you may submit a nonrefundable $55 application fee using a credit card (our website is secured by
  VeriSign) or be billed by the University separately. We accept the following credit cards: Visa, American Express, MasterCard and
  Discover. We regret that we cannot accept cash or honor debit cards. If you choose to submit your payment separately, include the
  student’s name and date of birth on the check, money order or credit card slip.
 College Transcripts: Request an official copy of all of your college transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate
  Admissions by the registrar(s) of all former colleges. All international transcripts must be in your native language with certified English
  translations. A final, official transcript must also be sent upon completion of any courses in progress.
 High School Transcripts and Test Scores: If you have completed fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter hours, request that an official
  copy of your high school transcript, as well as all SAT I and/or ACT scores for students who graduated in the last three years, be sent
  directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Official test scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (SAT
  I code for Maryland is 5814) or the ACT program (ACT code for Maryland is 1746). Students with any foreign secondary school
  credentials must provide academic records in the original language with a certified English translation.
 Essay: Submit a personal statement describing why you wish to transfer, explaining academic challenges and/or future goals. Your
  essay should be no more than 300 words.
 Supplemental Information: Submit an optional résumé or statement of your academic extracurricular activities.
 English Proficiency: If English is not your native language- regardless of your citizenship-you must provide the university with
  verification of your proficiency in English. All applicants should have an official report of their scores from the Test of English as a
  Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate
  Admissions by the appropriate application deadline. Please note that while TOEFL or IELTS scores are required to satisfy proficiency in
  English, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will conduct a full file review considering all application materials submitted in
  application package to make a determination about the student’s level of English proficiency.
 Certification of Finances Form (INTERNATIONAL ONLY): Submit this form, along with documents such as a bank statement that
  demonstrate support of U.S. $44,331 per year.
 Photocopy of I-94 Arrival/Departure Record (INTERNATIONAL ONLY): Submit this photocopy, along with visa stamp and your current
  I-20 or DS2019 form (if already in the United States).
 Track your status online: After submitting your application, track your status at www.admissions.umd.edu. This website enables you
  to view a listing of documents received by the admissions office and monitor the completeness of your application. Because of the
  high volume of mail we receive, we cannot list documents the day they are received. There will be periods of time, especially as due
  dates approach, when documents may take several weeks to process.


FOR MORE INFORMATION                    FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE                                     ABOUT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Office of Undergraduate Admissions      To be considered for need-based financial aid, a           You are strongly encouraged to provide your
Mitchell Building                       student must complete and submit the Free                  Social Security Number (SSN) so that the
University of Maryland                  Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by             university may more easily verify your
College Park, MD 20742-5235             February 1, our priority financial aid deadline. Do not    application information. Submission of your
                                        wait to be admitted to the University of Maryland          SSN is voluntary. Please note, however, that if
Phone:    301.314.8385                  before submitting the FAFSA. The FAFSA can be              you enroll at the university, you will be required
          800.422.5867                  completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.                      to provide your SSN in order for the university
Fax:      301.314.9693                     When completing the FAFSA, be sure to request that      to comply with federal and state reporting
E-mail:   um-admit@umd.edu              a copy be sent to the University of Maryland, College      requirements.
Web:      www.admissions.umd.edu        Park: 002103. For more information visit
                                        www.financialaid.umd.edu or call 301.314.9000.
College Board Code: 5814
ACT Code: 1746

Campus Information
Phone: 301.405.1000
Web:    www.maryland.edu

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TRANSFER APPLICANTS
TRANSFER CREDIT                                   NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS                      APPLICATION DATES
The University of Maryland accepts transfer       If English is not your native language-          Please note the earlier application deadlines
credits taken only from regionally accredited     regardless of your citizenship-you must          for U.S. citizens and permanent residents
institutions. The acceptance of credit will be    provide the university with verification of      with any foreign academic records. All
determined by Maryland’s Transfer Credit          your proficiency in English. All applicants      documents must be submitted by the
Center after an offer of admission is             should have an official report of their scores   deadlines on page A to be considered for
extended. You can visit the transfer credit       from the Test of English as a Foreign            application for a particular term.
center online at www.tce.umd.edu.                 Language (TOEFL) or the International
                                                  English Language Testing System (IELTS)          GOLDEN IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM
HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION AND                       sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate     The University of Maryland participates in
STANDARDIZED TESTING                              Admissions by the appropriate application        the Golden Identification Program and
If you have completed fewer than 30               deadline. Please note that while TOEFL or        makes available courses and various services
semester or 45 quarter hours, request that        IELTS scores are required to satisfy             to persons who are 60 or older, who are
an official copy of your final high school        proficiency in English, the Office of            legal residents of the state of Maryland and
transcript (As well as SAT I and/or ACT           Undergraduate Admissions will conduct a          retired. For more information visit
scores for students who graduated from            full file review considering all application     www.testudo.umd.edu/soc/goldenid.html
high school in the past three years) be sent      materials submitted in application package
directly to the Office of Undergraduate           to make a determination about the                NONDEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS
Admissions. Students with any non-U.S.            student’s level of English proficiency.          A transfer applicant without a bachelor’s
secondary school credentials must provide                                                          degree who wishes to apply for admission as
academic records in the original language         NON-U.S. ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS                    a nondegree-seeking student should
with a certified English translation.             Applicants with non-U.S. academic                complete the transfer application and
                                                  credentials must provide all academic            submit all the required transfer materials.
   Students who did not graduate from a           records—secondary and                            Please note that an applicant for admission
regionally accredited high school must            college/university—in the original language      as a nondegree-seeking student must meet
submit official results of the Tests of General   with a certified English translation.            the same requirements for admission as a
Education Development (GED). Students             Applicants who have attended secondary           degree-seeking student.
who were home-schooled should provide a           school outside of the United States need to
transcript complete with course                   provide, where appropriate, official results     POST-BACCALAUREATE
descriptions, books used, methods of              and certificate of completion from a             A transfer applicant with a bachelor’s
evaluation and grades received.                   national secondary school examination            degree who wishes to apply for admission as
                                                  (such as the GCSE or Baccalaureate). Please      a nondegree-seeking student should submit
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                            note the deadlines on page A.                    the transfer requirements with the following
Non-immigrants currently holding or                                                                exception: students who earned their
intending to seek an F-1 or J-1 visa must         VISAS                                            bachelor’s degree in the United States do
complete the Application for International        Applicants holding non-immigrant visas,          not need to submit college transcripts.
Transfer Admission, available online at           other than F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange
www.admissions.umd.edu.                           Visitor, need to submit a photocopy of their
                                                  I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa
                                                  stamp.




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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

FINANCES                                       program finalists or semifinalists, and    visa for the purposes of studying in
International applicants requiring F-1         Maryland Distinguished Scholar             the United States, the applicant must
or J-1 status to attend the University         finalists, semifinalists or honorable      present a Certificate of Eligibility form
of Maryland must certify sufficient            mention designees. We also honor           to the U.S. Consulate. The university
funds—exclusive of travel costs—to             fee waivers granted by the College         will issue this form to admitted
cover tuition and fees, books and              Board, the American College Testing        students who have submitted proof
supplies, living expenses and medical          program, College Bound and the             of having sufficient funds to cover the
insurance for themselves and any               National Association for College           cost of a program of study (see
dependents. The estimated annual               Admission Counseling. Please mail a        Certification of Finances form at
expenses for an individual student for         copy of your fee waiver to the Office      www.admissions.umd.edu).
the 2010-2011 academic year are                of Undergraduate Admissions. If you           Admitted students with personal,
$44,331. The following amounts are             received any of the awards or fee          family or other sources of private
approximate and may change at any              waivers listed above, you are not          funding will be issued the Certificate
time without notice.                           required to submit an application fee.     of Eligibility (form I-20) in order to
                                               If we are unable to verify your award      obtain the F-1 Student Visa. Admitted
Tuition and mandatory fees        $24,831.00   or waiver, you will be billed.             students who are sponsored by
     (two semesters)
                                                   Please note the processing and         agencies, foundations or their home
Living expenses for 12 months $16,500.00
     (room, meals, local transportation and    review of the application will continue    government, or who are participating
           personal expenses)                  without receipt of payment.                in an established exchange program
Books, supplies and                                                                       may be issued the Certificate of
     medical insurance            $3,000.00    ENGLISH PROFICIENCY                        Eligibility (form DS2019) in order to
TOTAL                             $44,331.00
                                               If English is not your native language-    obtain the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa.
                                               regardless of your citizenship-you
Tuition and fees for each semester, as
                                               must provide the university with           Applicants Currently Residing in the
well as other university charges,
                                               verification of your proficiency in        United States: Applicants currently
books, and supplies, must be paid in
                                               English. All applicants should have an     holding F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange
full before the first day of classes.
                                               official report of their scores from the   Visitor status in the United States
Therefore, it is especially important to
                                               Test of English as a Foreign               need to submit a photocopy of their
have adequate funds on hand at the
                                               Language (TOEFL) or the International      I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, visa
start of each semester. Medical
                                               English Language Testing System            stamp and current I-20 or DS2019
insurance is required for all
                                               (IELTS) sent directly to the Office of     form along with proof of having
international students attending the
                                               Undergraduate Admissions by the            sufficient funds to cover the cost of a
University of Maryland. Applicants
                                               appropriate application deadline.          program of study (see Certification of
currently holding or intending to seek
                                               Please note that while TOEFL or IELTS      Finances form at
an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor
                                               scores are required to satisfy             www.admissions.umd.edu).
visa to study in the United States
                                               proficiency in English, the Office of      Applicants holding another type of
must complete the Certification of
                                               Undergraduate Admissions will              non-immigrant status need to submit
Finances, including bank statements
                                               conduct a full file review considering     a photocopy of their I-94
that demonstrate sufficient funds to
                                               all application materials submitted in     Arrival/Departure Record and visa
cover these expenses. As a publicly
                                               application package to make a              stamp, and must indicate if they
funded institution, the University of
                                               determination about the student’s          intend to seek a change to F-1
Maryland is unfortunately unable to
                                               level of English proficiency.              Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor status.
provide financial assistance to
international students.                                                                   Upon admission and submission of
                                               VISA RECORDS                               the appropriate financial support
                                               Applicants Residing Outside of the         documentation, the university will
APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS
                                               United States: To enter the United         issue the appropriate Certificate of
The university will waive the
                                               States, international students residing    Eligibility (form I-20 or DS2019) to the
application fee for high school seniors
                                               abroad will need a passport from           student.
who are National Merit, National
                                               their government and a visa from the
Achievement or National Hispanic
                                               U.S. Consulate. In order to obtain a




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COURSES OF STUDY
The University of Maryland offers more than 100 courses of study and         African American studies (22110)              French language and literature (11020)
not all will be familiar to prospective students. We recognize that in       Agricultural and resource economics           Geography (22060)
some situations students have interests that span more than one subject        (01110)                                     Geology (19140)
area; if at all possible, however, we encourage you to select your           Agricultural and resource economics:          German language and literature (11030)
preferred major at the time of application. Students who are truly             agribusiness (0111C)                        Hearing and speech sciences (12200)
unsure and wish to explore the educational opportunities available to        Agricultural and veterinary medicine          History (22050)
them at the university may enroll in Letters and Sciences.                     (1299D)                                     Italian language and literature (1104A)
                                                                             Agricultural science and technology (01010)   Japanese (11080)
Please indicate your intended major in the appropriate field in the
                                                                             American studies (03130)                      Jewish studies (03990)
application by filling in the name and associated five-digit code. Those
                                                                             Animal sciences                               Kinesiology (08351)
who are still exploring majors should select Letters and Sciences (4901Z).     Animal biotechnology (0104F)                Letters and Sciences (4901Z)
Majors appearing in italics indicate an area of concentration within a
                                                                               Animal care and management                  Linguistics (15050)
larger degree program.                                                          (0104A)                                    Mathematics (17010)
LIMITED ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS (LEP)                                              Equine studies (0104C)                      Nutritional and Food Science
The majors listed in this box have limited space and competitive               Laboratory animal management                  Dietetics (1307D)
requirements beyond those required for the university’s general                 (0104D)                                      Food Science (01130)
admission. Please note that selecting a limited enrollment major does          Sciences/pre-professional (0104E)             Nutritional Science (1306H)
not impact your chance for admission to the university. If you select a      Anthropology (22020)                          Persian studies (03090)
limited enrollment program and do not meet its requirements or if            Arabic studies (11120)                        Philosophy (15090)
available space is filled, you will be admitted to Letters and Sciences.     Art history (10030)                           Physical education (08350)
Early application is encouraged.                                             Astronomy (19110)                             Physical sciences (1901U)
                                                                             Central European, Russian and                 Physics (19020)
Architecture (02022)*                  Communication (1506A)                   Eurasian studies (03070)                    Plant sciences
Business management                    Criminology and Criminal Justice      Chinese (11070)                                 Horticulture and crop production
  Accounting (0503A)                     (2209L)                             Classical languages and literature               (0107B)
  Finance (0503F)                      Engineering                             (15040)                                       Landscape management (0107C)
  General business (0503G)               Engineering undecided (09000)       Community health (08370)                        Plant science (0107D)
  General business: international        Aerospace (09020)                   Computer science (07010)                        Turf and golf course management
    (0503I)                              Bioengineering (0903Z)              Dance (10080)                                    (0107E)
  Information systems (0702B)            Chemical (09060)                    Economics (22040)                               Urban forestry (0107F)
  Marketing (0503M)                      Civil (09080)                       Education                                     Romance languages (11980)
  Operations management                  Computer (09991)                      Teacher education undecided                 Russian language and literature (11060)
   (0503R)                               Electrical (09090)                     (08010)                                    Sociology (22080)
  Supply chain management                Fire protection (0999A)               Art education (0831L)**                     Spanish language and literature
    (0503T)                              Materials science (09150)             Early childhood (0823L)                       (11050)
Biochemistry (04140)                     Mechanical (09100)                    Elementary (0802L)                          Studio art (10020)
Biological sciences                    Government and politics (22070)         English language arts (0840L)               Theatre (10070)
  Cell biology and genetics (0404A)    Journalism                              Foreign language (0841L)**                  Undecided – Letters and Sciences
  Ecology and evolution (0404B)          Journalism undecided (06010)          Mathematics (0833L)**                         (4901Z)
  General biology (0404C)                Broadcast news (0601B)                Science (0834L)**                           Women’s studies (49905)
  Microbiology (0404D)                   Magazine (0601C)                      Social studies (0842L)**
  Physiology and neurobiology            News/editorial (0601D)                Special education (0808L)                   PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING
   (0404E)                             Landscape architecture (02040)        English language and literature               PROGRAMS
Chemistry (19050)                      Psychology (20010)                      (15010)                                     Pre-professional advising programs are
* Consideration for admission to architecture requires submission of         Environmental science and policy              not majors. Students who wish to
drawings and/or examples of creative work. Please visit                        Policy (2299P)                              pursue any of these professional
www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/apply/architecture.asp for                   Science (2299S)                             preparation programs and receive pre-
detailed information about the requirements. You must submit all             Environmental science and technology          professional advising need to choose
materials by the application deadline.                                         Ecological technology and design            one of the majors listed on this page or
                                                                                (01990)                                    choose “undecided” as their major.
                                                                               Environmental health (01990)                Students may indicate interest in a pre-
MUSIC MAJORS                                                                   Natural resources management                professional program AFTER their major
Consideration for admission to all music major degree programs also             (01990)                                    choice on page 1 of the application.
requires a supplemental music department application, due by                   Soil and watershed science                  Pre-medicine (12996)
November 1 for both Spring and Fall semester applicants, as well as a           (01990)                                    Pre-dentistry (12995)
performance audition before a faculty committee. More information is         Family science (1305F)                        Pre-law (14990)
available from the School of Music by calling 301.405.8435 or visiting                                                     Pre-physical therapy (12129)
www.music.umd.edu.                                                           ** Indicates secondary education majors.
                                                                             Students majoring in secondary education      Pre-veterinary (12994)
Music, professional program (10040)                                          are required to double-major in their
Music, liberal arts program (10050)                                          respective academic area.
Music, music education (08320)




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APPLICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER ADMISSION
We encourage you to apply online at www.admissions.umd.edu.
If you choose to use the PDF application, please print, complete, sign and mail all documents and the nonrefundable $55 application
fee to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Mitchell Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5235.

1. Name:
                                           Last Name (family name)                    First (given name)                          MI                    Suffix

2. Former last name (if any):


3. U.S. Social Security Number:
                                           For more information on the University of Maryland policy on the collection, use and protection of ID numbers, please
                                           visit www.president.umd.edu/policies/docs/vi_2600A.pdf.

EDUCATIONAL INTENT
4. Campus:                                             College Park
                                                      To apply for admission to the University of Maryland, College Park at Shady
                                                      Grove, please visit:
                                                      www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/apply/shadygrove.asp

5. Term:                                               Spring 2011
                                                       Fall 2011

6. Entry Status:                                       Transfer (12 or more college credits after high school graduation)

7. Intended Major: Please do not leave this section blank. If you are ready to select a major, write the name of the major and enter
its five-digit code from the Courses of Study list in the 2011 Application Guide. Applicants who are truly unsure of their choice of
major and wish to explore educational opportunities available should list “Letters and Sciences” and the code “4901Z.” Applicants
with more than 56 credits must declare a major; you cannot declare Letters and Sciences as your major.

______________________________________________                                                   ____________
Major Name                                                                                       Major Code

______________________________________________                                                   ____________
Alternate Major Name (Limited enrollment majors cannot be identified as an alternative major.)   Major Code


8. Pre-Professional Program (if any):                 _____________________________________________                                          _____________
                                                      Pre-professional Program Name                                                          Program Code
PERSONAL INFORMATION
9. Permanent Address in the United States:

           Street 1:                                                                                                                         ______

           Street 2:                                                                                                                         ______

           City:                                                                        State:                                               ______

           County:                                                ZIP Code:                                   Country:                       ______
                                See page 2 for county code.

           Local Phone:                                                                    Extension:
                                10-digit U.S. telephone number




1          UNIVE RSITY OF MA RYLA ND A PP LICA TION F OR T RA NS FE R A DMISS ION
Name:                                                           _________ SSN:                                                   Birthdate:

                                MARYLAND COUNTY ABBREVIATIONS
          AA:      Anne Arundel       CR:   Carroll       PG:                   Prince George’s
          AL:      Allegany           DO: Dorchester      QA:                   Queen Anne’s
          BA:      Baltimore City     FR:   Frederick     SM:                   St. Mary’s
          BC:      Baltimore County   GA:   Garrett       SO:                   Somerset
          CE:      Cecil              HA:   Harford       TA:                   Talbot
          CH:      Charles            HO: Howard          WA:                   Washington
          CL:      Calvert            KE:   Kent          WI:                   Wicomico
          CN:      Caroline           MO: Montgomery      WO:                   Worcester
10. Address of Residence Outside the United States:
        Street 1:

          Street 2:

          Street 3:

          City:

          State/Province:                                                       ZIP or Postal Code:                                          _______

          Country:

          Permanent Phone:                                                                                 Extension:
                                              Include country code, city code and area code


11. Email Address:
                                 Example: abc@def.com
                                 Note: Students must provide the same email address above that they use to log-in and personalize the admissions
                                 website in order to use the online document tracking and decision release systems.

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
12. Gender:                Female                   Male

13. Birth date:                   /           /
                        Month         Day                Year
14. Native language:                                                       __     Language spoken at home:                                                    __
If your native language is not English, you must verify your proficiency in English by taking one of the English proficiency exams listed
in the 2011 application guide and submitting an official score report from the appropriate testing agency. Acceptable exemptions are
also listed in the guide.

15. ________________________________                             ______________________________                         ___________________________
                  City and Country of Birth                                       Country of Citizenship                         Country of Legal Residence

16.   Indicate the type of visa status you will have when studying at the University of Maryland:
     I am outside the U.S. and wish to enter as an F-1 or J-1 student visa holder.
     I currently hold F-1 or J-1 student visa status because I am currently studying at a U.S. institution.
     I am in the U.S. on another visa, and I want to change to an F-1 student visa. Specify current visa type: _____________________

          ________/ ____________                      ________/ ____________
                  Date Issued (MM/YYYY)                 Date of expiration (MM/YYYY)

           _____________________________________________                                             _________________________________________
                                Name (as it appears on your passport)                                                      SEVIS current institution

          ___________________________________________________
                                        SEVIS current major




2 UNIVE RSITY OF MA RYLA ND A PP LICA TION F OR INT E RNAT IONA L T RA NS FE R A DMIS S ION
Name:                                                            _________ SSN:                                             Birthdate:

Colleges and universities are asked by many, including federal and state governments and national surveys, to describe the racial
and ethnic backgrounds of our students and employees. You should answer both of the following questions.
 17. Are you of Hispanic or Latino origin?                        Yes            No

 18. What is your race? Select one or more of                     White                                 American Indian or Alaska Native
 the following categories.                                        Black or African-American             Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
                                                                  Asian
White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa.
Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Hispanic or Latino: A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent including, for example,
Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia. Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America),
and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.


APPLICATION INFORMATION
19. Are you in good standing at all previous and current institutions, including the University of Maryland, and eligible to return?
 Yes               No
If no, please attach a statement describing the situation and its resolution.

20. Has disciplinary action been initiated or taken against you at any of the institutions attended, including the University of
Maryland?
 Yes                 No
If yes, please attach a statement describing the situation and its resolution.

21. Have you ever been charged with, indicted for, pleaded guilty to, or been found guilty of any criminal offense, excluding minor
traffic violations?
 Yes                No
If yes, please attach a statement describing the situation and its resolution.

TEST SCORES & ACADEMIC HONORS
22. English proficiency exam: (check appropriate boxes below and provides date taken or will be taken)
      TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)                                    _____/ _________       _____/ _________    _____/ _________
                                                                                         MM      YYYY           MM      YYYY         MM      YYYY

      IELTS (International English Language Testing System)                            _____/ _________       _____/ ________     _____/ _________
                                                                                         MM      YYYY           MM      YYYY         MM      YYYY

      SAT I critical reading score of 480 or higher (must submit
       scores)                                                                          _____/ _________       _____/ ________     _____/ _________
                                                                                         MM      YYYY           MM      YYYY         MM      YYYY
      I am exempt from taking an English proficiency exam because I earned a postsecondary degree in an English-speaking
       country.

23. Have you had SAT I or ACT results sent to the University of Maryland, College Park?                                Yes
                                                                                                                       No
      List all date(s) SAT I or ACT taken or will be taken:                               _____/ _________                        _____/ _________
                                                                                           MM           YYYY                        MM       YYYY
                                                                                          _____/ _________                        _____/ _________
                                                                                            MM          YYYY                        MM       YYYY
24. Are you a Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP) participant?
     For more information about MTAP, please visit www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/apply/MarylandTransferAdvantage.asp.
25. Are you or have you ever been a member of the community college Honors Society Phi Theta Kappa?                                 Yes
                                                                                                                                    No



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Name:                                               _________ SSN:                                               Birthdate:

FAMILY INFORMATION
26. Specify relationship  Mother  Father                  Spouse        Other:
 Check this box if the person listed below is also an      Check this box if the address listed below is the same as the applicant’s
        emergency contact.                                       address.
                                                                                                                                            Yes
______________          ________________________________   _____________________________________           ________           Living?
Title                   Last Name                          First Name                                      Middle Initial
                                                                                                                                            No


_______________________________________________________    _____________________     __________      ___________      _______________________
Street Address (if different from applicant)               City                      State           Zip Code         Country

_______________________________________________________    _____________________________________________________________________________
Occupation                                                 Employer

_______________________________________________________    ______________________     ___________     ______________________            ___________
Email Address                                              Home Phone Number          Extension       Alternate Phone Number            Extension

What is the highest level of education this person has attained?                          No Degree Earned
                                                                                          High School Diploma
                                                                                          Non-Degree Certificate
                                                                                          Associate’s Degree
                                                                                          Bachelor’s Degree
                                                                                          Master’s Degree
                                                                                          Doctorate (e.g. Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., J.D.)

Did this person graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park?               Yes
                                                                                      No
27. Specify relationship  Mother  Father                  Spouse             Other:
 Check this box if the person listed below is also an      Check this box if the address listed below is the same as the applicant’s
        emergency contact.                                       address.
                                                                                                                                            Yes
______________          ________________________________   _____________________________________           ________           Living?
Title                   Last Name                          First Name                                      Middle Initial
                                                                                                                                            No


_______________________________________________________    _____________________     __________      ___________      _______________________
Street Address (if different from applicant)               City                      State           Zip Code         Country

_______________________________________________________    _____________________________________________________________________________
Occupation                                                 Employer

_______________________________________________________    ______________________     ___________     ______________________            ___________
Email Address                                              Home Phone Number          Extension       Alternate Phone Number            Extension

What is the highest level of education this person has attained?                          No Degree Earned
                                                                                          High School Diploma
                                                                                          Non-Degree Certificate
                                                                                          Associate’s Degree
                                                                                          Bachelor’s Degree
                                                                                          Master’s Degree
                                                                                          Doctorate (e.g. Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., J.D.)

Did this person graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park?                Yes
                                                                                       No

28. Are you, or is your parent or your spouse, employed at the University of Maryland, College Park?                Yes         No
        If yes, please answer the following:

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name of Employee                                       Relationship to Applicant                       Department of Employee




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Name:                                                      _________ SSN:                                                              Birthdate:

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION
29. High School Graduation Date:          ___________________
                                                MM/DD/YYYY
             Please check here if you earned a GED instead of a high school diploma and indicate the date and state in which it was earned. You
                 will need to submit an official copy of your GED testing results.

                       State:        ____________________________________                          Date:              _______ / ________________
                                                                                                                            MM              YYYY
             Please check this box if you were home-schooled and complete as much of the following information as possible.
30. List the full name of the high school(s) you attended and the associated six-digit College Board code (available from the counseling office).

                                                                                                    _________________________                       ______________
Secondary/High School                                                                               City                                            State

_______________________________                 __________________               Dates of Attendance:                 ____/________              ____/________
Country                                         College Board Code                                                      From (MM/YYYY)             Through (MM/YYYY)

                                                                                                    _________________________                       ______________
Secondary/High School                                                                               City                                            State

_______________________________                 __________________               Dates of Attendance:                 ____/________              ____/________
Country                                         College Board Code                                                      From (MM/YYYY)             Through (MM/YYYY)

31. List all post-secondary institutions of higher education previously attended, in order of attendance, whether or not credit was earned. Failure
to list all institutions previously attended may result in cancellation of your admission. Your application will not be considered until we have
received official transcripts of all previous academic work sent directly from the institutions attended to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

a.   _______________________________________________________________                          Currently attending?                       Yes           No
     Name of Institution


     ___________________________________                               _____________          _______________                Type:       2-year              4-year
     City                                                              State                  Country


     Dates of Attendance:       ______ / _________        ______ / _________         _________         _________             _____________ / ________________
                                    From (MM/YYYY)           Through (MM/YYYY)        Credits in           Credits Earned    Degree and Date Earned or Anticipated (i.e., A.A,
                                                                                      Progress                               B.A., A.A.T., A.A.S.)

b.   _______________________________________________________________                          Currently attending?                       Yes           No
     Name of Institution


     ___________________________________                               _____________          _______________                Type:       2-year              4-year
     City                                                              State                  Country


     Dates of Attendance:       ______ / _________        ______ / _________         _________         _________             _____________ / ________________
                                    From (MM/YYYY)           Through (MM/YYYY)        Credits in           Credits Earned    Degree and Date Earned or Anticipated (i.e., A.A,
                                                                                      Progress                               B.A., A.A.T., A.A.S.)

c.   _______________________________________________________________                          Currently attending?                       Yes           No
     Name of Institution


     ___________________________________                               _____________          _______________                Type:       2-year              4-year
     City                                                              State                  Country


     Dates of Attendance:       ______ / _________        ______ / _________         _________         _________             _____________ / ________________
                                    From (MM/YYYY)           Through (MM/YYYY)        Credits in           Credits Earned    Degree and Date Earned or Anticipated (i.e., A.A,
                                                                                      Progress                               B.A., A.A.T., A.A.S.)

d.   _______________________________________________________________                          Currently attending?                       Yes           No
     Name of Institution


     ___________________________________                               _____________          _______________                Type:       2-year              4-year
     City                                                              State                  Country


     Dates of Attendance:       ______ / _________        ______ / _________         _________         _________             _____________ / ________________
                                    From (MM/YYYY)           Through (MM/YYYY)        Credits in           Credits Earned    Degree and Date Earned or Anticipated (i.e., A.A,
                                                                                      Progress                               B.A., A.A.T., A.A.S.)




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Name:                                                           _________ SSN:                                     Birthdate:

32. List the courses and number of credits in progress this year.

________________________________________                                     _____     ________________________________________    _____
Course Title                                                                 Credits   Course Title                                Credits

________________________________________                                     _____     ________________________________________    _____
Course Title                                                                 Credits   Course Title                                Credits

________________________________________                                     _____     ________________________________________    _____
Course Title                                                                 Credits   Course Title                                Credits

________________________________________                                     _____     ________________________________________    _____
Course Title                                                                 Credits   Course Title                                Credits

________________________________________                                     _____     ________________________________________    _____
Course Title                                                                 Credits   Course Title                                Credits

REQUIRED ESSAY
33. Please describe your past academic experiences and your reasons for wishing to transfer to Maryland at this point in your
academic career. Students who have been out of school for several years, or who have a personal circumstance that affected
performance, may wish to address that situation in their essay. Your essay should be no more than 300 words.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
34. Optional: Please submit a résumé or list of your community, arts, leadership, athletic and family involvement, work, global or
research experiences, and extracurricular activities and awards in the order of interest to you.

SIGNATURE
APPLICANTS: I certify that the information on this application is complete and correct. If it is not, I understand that cancellation of
admission and registration may result.
        By signing this document I agree to submit the application and pay the nonrefundable $55 application fee unless the fee
        has been waived. Submission of the application indicates a serious interest in applying to the University of Maryland. If I
        choose not to pay at this time, a bill will be sent to the address listed on my application. The fee will not be refunded if I
        choose not to submit all application materials, cancel my application or disagree with the university’s admission decision.

           I agree to abide by the rules, policies and regulations of the University of Maryland, including the following Honor
           Statement:

           “By establishment of a Student Honor Council, the University of Maryland entrusts students with responsibility for
           promoting the highest standards of academic integrity. I understand and affirm my commitment to those standards, as
           specified in the university’s Code of Academic Integrity.”


Signature of Applicant                                                                                Date



Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian (if applicant is under 18 years old)                            Date




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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CERTIFICATION OF FINANCES FORM                                          All applicants holding or intending to seek
International applicants requiring F-1/J-1 visas to attend the University of Maryland         an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa
must certify sufficient funds—exclusive of travel costs—to cover tuition and fees, books      must complete this form and submit it with
and supplies, living expenses and medical insurance for themselves and any                    required documents and the undergraduate
dependents. Please complete this form and attach any required documents as                    application for admission. Neither a
described. Give all amounts in U.S. dollars.                                                  Certificate of Eligibility (form I-20 or
                                                                                              DS2019) nor an admission decision will be
STUDENT PERSONAL INFORMATION                                                                  released until this information is provided.
1.   Social Security Number (if any):

2.   Student’s Family/Last Name:

3.   Given/First Name:                                                 4.   Birth Date:               /          /
                                                                                           Month          Day        Year

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Source of funds                                                     Amount per year in U.S. dollars

 Personal funds

 Full funding from parents or sponsor

 Private organization or employer

 Other (Please specify: __________________________)

 TOTAL

All financial documents must be dated within the past six months in order to be considered valid. Appropriate documents reflecting
financial ability include, but are not limited to, the following:
          1. Bank statement, signed by a bank official with student’s full name on it (last name, first name)
          2. Affidavit of support, submitted by sponsor and accompanied by bank statement (U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
               Sponsor only) with student’s full name on it (last name, first name)
          3. Scholarship letter from sponsoring organization with student’s full name on it (last name, first name)
The combination of all bank statements and award letters must show a total amount equal to or greater than U.S. $44,331.00. Each
year’s total must be equal to or greater than U.S. $44,331.00 (the 2010-2011 estimated annual student expenses).
DEPENDENT INFORMATION
If you will be accompanied by your spouse and/or children while studying at the university, you are required to demonstrate
financial ability to support them. The university estimates that the additional cost of bringing a dependent is approximately U.S.
$4,500 per year. Please provide us with information regarding your dependents.

     Name: Last, First           Gender       Date of birth        Country of birth                Citizenship              Relationship




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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CERTIFICATION OF FINANCES FORM, cont’
PARENT/SPONSOR INFORMATION: This is to certify I have read the information furnished by the applicant on this form, that it is
true and accurate, and that the funds are available and will be provided as specified.


Sponsor’s Signature                                                                                    Date



Sponsor’s Name (Print)



Sponsor’s Title                                                                                       Relationship to Applicant



Address


Please attach a current, original bank statement (in English), with student’s full name (last name, first name) on it.
STUDENT’S FINANCIAL PLEDGE
I,                                                     , certify that the total amount of money that I have available for my first
academic year of study at the University of Maryland, College Park (including funds for spouse and children, if applicable) is
$                  , and that the total amount available for each subsequent year of study is $                        . Further, I
certify that the information provided above is correct and complete and that I shall not require additional financial assistance from
the University of Maryland.


Applicant’s Signature*                                                                                Date

INSTRUCTIONS
International applicants requiring visas to attend the University of Maryland must certify sufficient funds—exclusive of travel costs—
to cover tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses and medical insurance for themselves and any dependents. Only
applicants holding or intending to seek an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa must complete the Certification of Finances form
and submit required documents. A Certificate of Eligibility (form I-20 or DS2019) will not be issued until this information is provided.
All bank statements must be issued within the past six months. Award letters and affidavits must be signed. Give all amounts in U.S.
dollars.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Personal: If you have personal savings and intend to use this money for all or part of your financial support, indicate the amount of
funds you will use per year. A statement from your bank official on the bank’s stationery must be enclosed. The statement should
verify the amount of money (in U.S. dollars) you have on deposit at the bank and include applicant’s first and last name.
Funding from Parents or Individual Sponsors: If your parents or other individuals are willing and able to sponsor all or part of your
educational expenses, indicate the amount of funds they will make available to you per year. A statement from their bank official on
the bank’s stationery must be enclosed. The statement should verify the amount of money (in U.S. dollars) they have on deposit at
the bank.
Private Organization or Employer: If you will be sponsored by a private organization, employer or another agency, indicate the
amount of funds it will make available to you per year. A signed copy of your award letter on the agency’s stationery detailing the
terms and amount of your award must be enclosed.
Other (specify): If you have another source of support not included above, you should indicate the amount of funds which will be
made available to you per year. (For example, some applicants intend to stay with friends or family who live close to the University
of Maryland and, therefore, these friends or family contribute to the applicant’s support.) If you have other such sources of support,
enclose a signed affidavit from an authorized person certifying the amount of and details of the support.
Total: The combination of all bank statements, award letters and affidavits must show a total amount equal to or greater than U.S.
$44,331.00. Each year’s total must be equal to or greater than U.S. $44,331.00 (the 2010-2011 estimated annual student expenses).



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NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity institution with respect to both education and employment. The university does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, treatment or
employment in, its programs and activities as required by federal (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504) and state laws and regulations.
Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the 1972 Educational
Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or related legal requirements should be directed to: Director, Office of
Diversity and Inclusion, 1130 Shriver Laboratory, East Wing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Telephone:
301.405.2838. Online: www.odi.umd.edu.

Inquiries concerning the application of Section 504 and part 34 of the C.F.R. to the University of Maryland, College Park may be
directed to: Director, Disability Support Service, 0126 Shoemaker Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Telephone:
301.314.7682 or 301.314.7683 (TTY).

In addition to the university’s statement of compliance with federal and state laws, the University Human Relations Code notes that
the University of Maryland affirms its commitments to a policy of eliminating discrimination of the basis of race, color, creed, sex,
sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on
the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.




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