Application Status

You can log in to your application portal anytime to check the status of your application and supporting documents. This information will be displayed on your application dashboard.

If you have sent an official GRE or English proficiency score report to the Graduate School but it is still missing according to your application portal, email gradappsupport@umd.edu and include the tracking information. 

Supporting Document Deadlines

After your application has been submitted, you have until the below deadlines to submit your supporting documents such as letters of recommendation and official score reports.

  On-Campus Domestic On-Campus International Online Domestic and International
Spring Jan. 1st Oct. 15th Jan. 1st
Summer May 15th n/a May 15th
Fall Aug. 1st Apr. 15th Aug. 1st

Application Review Process

After your application is complete, it will be reviewed by Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering. The department will decide whether or not to recommend you for admission to the Graduate School. The Graduate School makes all final admissions decisions and will issue the official admission letter. Once the decision has been made, you will be able to view your decision letter online by logging back into your application.

Review Timeline

  • Fall and Summer applications will begin to be reviewed starting in February of the application cycle on a rolling basis in the order that they were received. International applicants to the fall semester that require a student visa should receive a decision by May 1st.
  • Spring applications will begin to be reviewed starting in September of the application cycle on a rolling basis in the order that they were received. International applicants to the spring semester that require a student visa should receive a decision by November 1st.

I-20 for International Students

The I-20 is issued by the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office when the Graduate School grants admission. Admitted students will receive all necessary immigration information in order to obtain an I-20 directly from ISSS.

Deferral of Admission

Admitted students may request a deferral for up to one year from their original application term. Students are limited to a total of two deferral requests within the 1-year timeframe. Students can request a deferral by logging into their application portal and indicating their intent to defer. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email Caitlin Gover at cgover@umd.edu.

Application Withdrawal Dates/Termination of Admission Status

Please note that all incomplete applications and applications from international students who are not cleared for admission will be rejected. Applicants  Admitted students who do not register for the semester for which they are admitted will have their admission terminated.
 


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