Shady Grove Application Checklist

Students with approximately 60 transferable credits who are interested in earning a University of Maryland, College Park degree at The Universities at Shady Grove should review information specific to the Shady Grove campus.

Submitting Your Application

Applications are considered complete when the online application and all required documents have been submitted. All materials must be postmarked by the appropriate deadline for consideration. Please note that it may take up to five days after submission for you to be able to view the status of your application and any submitted documents online. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm receipt of all application materials. Visit our Submitting Application Documents page to learn how you can submit the items below for a completed application.

International Students

Students who have completed international coursework, or who hold or intend to seek an F-1 Student or J-1 Exchange Visitor visa to study in the United States, should apply as international applicants. All other non-immigrant visa holders (including A, E, G, H, I, and L), permanent residents and U.S. citizens who wish to apply for undergraduate admission should follow the regular application instructions for freshman or transfer admission. International students must apply by the Priority Deadline

You do not need to submit your visacertification of finances, and other supporting international documents for a completed application; however, you will need to submit them if you are admitted to the university. Maryland encourages and accepts third party international academic evaluations from the following agencies: AACRAO, WES and ECE. Evaluations must be received by the appropriate application deadline.

Required Application Documents

1. Completed online application 
This application is for students with approximately 60 college credits who are interested in transferring to the University of Maryland at Shady Grove to complete their junior- and senior-level course work and earn a bachelor’s degree. All additional application materials must be postmarked by the appropriate deadline.

2. Nonrefundable application fee of $75
When completing your application, you may pay the fee on our secure website with a credit card or choose to be billed by the university separately. You may also mail a check payable to the University of Maryland. Your name and birth date must be on the check. We cannot accept debit cards or cash.

3. Official copy of your college transcripts and list of courses in progress
Your institution should submit an official copy of your college transcripts listing all courses you have completed. A final official transcript must be sent upon completion of any courses in progress. All official transcripts are required by the application deadline for review. The University of Maryland accepts transfer credits taken only from regionally accredited institutions. Maryland’s Transfer Credit Services will determine the acceptance of credit after the university extends an offer of admission.

International Students: Transcripts must be sent in the native language with a certified English translation.

4. Official standardized test scores
Scores should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the address below by the test administrator. We use the highest subscores from the SAT and ACT in our review of your application. We will accept scores from the redesigned SAT, first administered in March 2016, with or without essay scores. View College Board’s Concordance Tools to see how scores from the redesigned SAT compare to those on the old SAT.

If you would like to receive credit toward your degree for successfully completing Advanced Placement (AP)International Baccalaureate (IB)A/AS level examinations, or certain other standard exams, those official scores must also be submitted once the student has been admitted.

International Students: If neither the SAT nor the ACT is available in your country, submit a written request for a waiver of this requirement with your application. Applicants who don’t submit some form of official standardized testing may be at a competitive disadvantage.

5. Proof of English proficiency (International applicants only)
If English is not your native language—regardless of your citizenship—you must have an official report of your scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the address below by the appropriate application deadline. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will consider all materials submitted in the application package to determine your level of English proficiency. Proof of proficiency may be waived at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if the applicant has completed one of the items listed here.


If you are mailing any application materials, please send them to:

University of Maryland
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Attn: Shady Grove Admissions
Mitchell Building
7999 Regents Dr.
College Park, MD 20742-5235, USA

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