Academics at Maryland

U.S. News & World Report ranks us No. 21 among all U.S. public research institutions. That’s because we draw outstanding faculty, attract the brightest students and invest in modern facilities. In the classroom, our new general education program emphasizes rigor, innovation and creative thinking. But, we believe that learning extends beyond traditional classrooms, so we make it easy to connect with great internships, research opportunities and study abroad. Our highly respected living and learning programs allow you to share housing and classes with peers who have the same interests.

At New Student Orientation, you'll begin your academic experience here at Maryland. This page offers links and resources that you'll learn more about at New Student Orientation, and that will help you succeed as a new Terp!

Transfer Credit Services
Transfer Credit Services (TCS) facilitates the evaluation of transfer credit awarded by the University of Maryland and to provide information and assistance to transfer advisors and prospective students. TCS is a joint effort between the Office of the Registrar and Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


Transfer Advising
The Pre-Transfer Advising program provides support to prospective students (students who have not yet been offered admission) from two-year and four-year schools. Pre-Transfer Advisors help students determine how previous coursework will apply to University of Maryland degrees, identify remaining general education and major requirements, and estimate time to degree. Students are encouraged to use pre-transfer advising services to assess their readiness to transfer and estimate their time to degree completion.

Specifically for transfer students who have been offered admission to Letters and Sciences (LTSC), please consult the following pre-transfer advising information before you come to New Student Orientation for advising assistance.


Schedule of Classes and Course Registration
You will meet with an academic advisor and register for your first semester classes at New Student Orientation. You are unable to register for classes prior to New Student Orientation, however we urge you to become familiar with registration information, class offerings and the schedule of classes.


Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) promotes and facilitates research experiences for undergraduates. The University of Maryland, College Park has placed faculty-student mentor relationships and undergraduate research among its top priorities. In keeping with the importance placed on undergraduate research, the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Studies founded MCUR as a resource for both students and faculty members. Located on the second floor of McKeldin Library, MCUR is the key resource and reference point for on- and off- campus research opportunities.