I Earned a Degree from UMD

Students who have graduated from the University must apply and be approved for readmission before returning to the University.

If you have been identified as a senior who was cleared for graduation and graduated at the end of the last semester, you must apply for readmission if you wish to continue to take classes at the University in the semester subsequent to your graduation by
July 15.

If you have previously earned a bachelor's degree from UMD, you must either declare a new major or opt to be a non-degree seeking student. If you choose to select a new major, you must receive the corresponding College's approval to apply for readmission as a degree-seeking student. Should you not be officially readmitted to the University for the Fall by August 21, your registration for the Fall will be canceled.

Please visit your student account to determine if you have any registration blocks. Your application cannot move forward in the review process if you have a judicial or financial block. Contact the Division of Information Technology if your password has expired.

Judicial Blocks

If you have a judicial ineligibility block, or if you answered yes to a question in the Character and Conduct section on the reenrollment application, please visit the Office of Student Conduct website for instructions on obtaining judicial clearance. It is the student's responsibility to initiate this process by completing the Social Clearance form found on the Office of Student Conduct website. Students must attach the necessary documentation for both past disciplinary and past criminal history, as outlined in the Social Clearance form.

Financial Blocks

If you have a financial ineligibility block, please contact the Office of the Bursar to obtain a financial clearance slip. Please submit the original clearance slip from the Office of the Bursar to the following address: 0110 Hornbake Library South, College Park, MD 20742.

You would like to earn a second degree or be non-degree seeking.

Degree Seeking

If you wish to earn a degree, you must develop a graduation plan with an advisor within your desired college in accordance with the Student Academic Success-Degree Completion Policy. Please consult a college advisor to develop the plan as soon as possible. You will not be readmitted to the University as a degree seeking undergraduate until the Student Success Office receives approval from a college advisor. Advisors may submit this approval via email to rr-admit@umd.edu.

Limited Enrollment Programs

If you want to change your major to one of the following programs, the Student Success Office will contact the LEP Admissions office to verify your eligibility. Please note that you will need to meet the LEP requirements and may be required to complete a separate application.

All Other Majors

You can view a list of majors on the UMD website.

If you want to change your major to a program not listed above, you must submit proof that you have permission to change your major. To do so, please have an
academic advisor from your desired college do the following two things:

  1. Send an email to rr-admit@umd.edu granting you permission to change your major.
  2. Add a note to the Student Information System (SIS) granting you permission to change your major.

Non-degree Seeking

Non-degree seeking students should leave the line labeled new major within the application blank. Please note that if you are approved to return, your registration date will be scheduled for the first day of classes.


All applicants must submit official transcripts for any post-secondary institutions of higher education that they have attended since last enrolled at the University. Please submit the transcripts to: Student Success Office, 0110 Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.

International Students

International students wishing to return to the University of Maryland in F-1 or J-1 status should contact Katrina Knudsen (knudsenk@umd.edu) in the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office for instructions about the required documentation for the creation of an I-20 or DS-2019 document.

Before completing the online application, please review the following instructions.

Application Type

When completing the application, you will be asked to select an application type.

Select the "Readmission" option.

Educational Intent

If you are not seeking a degree, you should answer "no" when asked if you plan to earn a degree. You should also leave the intended major field blank.

To Apply

  1. Students will be required to use their directory ID and password to log into the readmission/reinstatement application.
  2. Students who do not have an active directory ID and password must contact the Division of Information Technology helpdesk at 301-405-1500 or visit:
    (new user) https://identity.umd.edu/id/newuser or (former student) https://identity.umd.edu/id/formerstudent to set up their credentials.

Decision Timeline

Readmission applicants can expect to receive a readmission decision within
10 business days of submitting a complete application and clearing all financial and judicial blocks. When a decision is made, you will receive an email.

Questions About Your Application

If you have questions about completing the application or your application status, please email us at rr-admit@umd.edu