How to Apply as Non-degree Seeking
First obtain the University's Graduate Application.
Instructions on how to apply are located at the University of Maryland Graduate School Website. You must fill out the online application. Do not send letters of recommendation, statement of goals, or GRE test scores, these are not necessary for non-degree seeking students.
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If you are a Maryland resident, be sure to fill out the Maryland In-State Status portion of the online application.
Pay the application fee of $75 online. The Graduate School will not process your application without the application fee.
Request official transcripts from all institutions that you have attended. The Graduate School will allow you to register for one semester with copies of transcripts. Once they receive official copies you can take classes for five years without reapplying.
Federal employees of JPSM sponsors, please see additional instructions here.
No later than 6 weeks prior to the first day of classes - Apply as an advanced special student through UMD’s online graduate application.
Upon Graduate School admittance - Register for JPSM class via Testudo (Recommended no later than two weeks before first day of class).
1 week prior to the first day of classes - The instructor will send successfully registered students website login credentials, where course information and syllabus will be located.