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Once You've Been Admitted

 Congratulations! You're in! 

While you wait for the start of the semester, make sure you:

  1. Attend the next available Admitted Student Session (Dates and Times Listed Below)
  2. Accept your offer of admission
  3. Activate your directory ID and password
  4. Activate your UMD email account
  5. Begin the I-20 Process  (F1 students only)

Admitted Student Sessions

Attending an Admitted Student Session is the first step all admitted students should take to learn about how to proceed with registration. During these sessions a member of the Academic Advising team will discuss the program curriculum(s), course recommendations, next steps, and additional resources.

  • All international students who require an F1 student visa should register for an international session (designated as "F1 Session").
  • RSVP using the links below (Mobile users: turn device sideways to view charts below)

Prior to Start of Semester

Decision Deadlines for Newly Admitted Students

Students can accept, decline, or defer their admission by logging into their application portal and inputting a candidate decision.

  • Admitted students should “Accept Offer” to receive a code that will be used to activate their directory id and create your password.  Visit the IT division’s website to create your Directory ID and set up your email account. You will use your Directory ID and password to access University of Maryland resources, such as the online registration system (Testudo) and your university email account (PDF document illustrating the process).
  • “Decline Offer” to indicate that you are not planning to enroll with the professional graduate engineering program.
  • Students can “Request a Deferral” for up to one year from their original application term. Students are limited to a total of one deferral request within the 1-year timeframe. Second deferral requests will not be accepted even if it is within the 1-year timeframe.
Date Task Additional Information
June 1st Last day to request 1-20 International students obtaining an F1 visa only
July 6th Last day for Graduate School to consider new official English proficiency score report to waive English Bridge Program provision International students with English Bridge Program provision only
3 weeks before classes begin Last day for International students to request a deferral (if eligible)  
1 week before classes begin Last day for Domestic/Online students to request a deferral (if eligible)  
Friday before classes begin Last day to submit a decision or register without financial penalty  
Date Task Additional Information
November 1st Last day to request 1-20 International students obtaining an F1 visa only
November 30th Last day for Graduate School to consider new official English proficiency score report to waive English Bridge Program provision International students with English Bridge Program provision only
3 weeks before classes begin Last day for International students to request a deferral (if eligible)  
1 week before classes begin Last day for Domestic/Online students to request a deferral (if eligible)  
Friday before classes begin Last day to submit a decision or register without financial penalty  
Date Task Additional Information
1 week before classes begin Last day to request a deferral (if eligible)   
Friday before classes begin Last day to submit a decision or register without financial penalty  

Additional Resources to Get Started

Explore the links under "Current Students" at the top of this webpage to learn more about Registration ResourcesFunding and Financial InformationOn Campus Jobs, and Housing

  • Please move forward with registration while you’re moving through your I-20 and visa process
  • Maintaining Full-Time Status
    • Pursue a full course of study and make normal progress towards the completion of the program of study
    • Generally 3 courses/9 credits
    • Only one online course can count towards full-time enrollment per semester
  • Internships/Curricular Practical Training 

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