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After You Apply

Congratulations on completing your application!

From this point forward, your primary point of contact is the academic department to which you have applied. Understand that this is an extremely busy time for our faculty and staff, so we ask that you limit your inquiries to only those matters that are critical.

Monitor Your Application Status

You may monitor the status of your application by logging back into the online graduate application using your user name and password. It is important to make sure that your test scores have been received and that your references have submitted the letters of recommendation. If your application is not complete, the dashboard will tell you what is missing.

If you are confused or have concerns, we ask you to first review our Frequently Asked Questions section. Unanswered questions or concerns should be directed to the graduate coordinator in the program to which you are applying. If that individual cannot answer your questions, they will be able to direct you to the appropriate individuals at the university who can assist you. When all else fails, contact the Graduate School at gradschool@umd.edu.

When the Graduate School has made a final decision, you will receive an email notice informing you to log back into your graduate application to view the decision letter.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you choose to “opt out” of receiving emails from the Graduate School, you will not receive this notice.

A note for applicants with international credentials: If the admissions committee in the academic program to which you have applied recommends you for admission to the Graduate School, then staff members of the Graduate School will review your application to determine whether you are eligible for admission. Please visit the International Admissions section for more information.

Apply for Funding

You can find and apply for available graduate assistantships at ejobs.umd.edu.

You do not need to apply for university fellowships, as all applicants are automatically considered for these fellowships during the admissions process. These are extremely competitive awards and are not available to all admitted students.

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid’s website for information on other sources of funding and the Financial Literacy section of this website for guidance on managing your finances.