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When will I hear an admissions decision?

When will I hear an admissions decision?

Admissions recommendations are made by the department to the Graduate School. The Graduate School completes the final review and issues the final admissions decision. Most applicants should hear news concerning the decision on their application for Fall admission by late March/early April, and for Spring admission by November/December. The timeframe may vary depending on when the program reviews and makes their recommendation to the Graduate School. The time to decision may also vary based on completeness of the application.

Once admitted by the Graduate School:

  • The student is notified via email that a decision has been rendered and prompted to log back into their application dashboard to read the decision letter.
  • The letter sends the student to the enrollment form, within the application dashboard, which requires the student to accept, to decline, or to request a deferral of the admissions offer.
  • That form notifies the Graduate School and the program of the student’s enrollment decision.
  • More communications, both from the Graduate School and the academic program, follow – regarding orientation, campus life, and services.

Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-3644
gradschool@umd.edu