Office of Extended Studies
0132 Main Administration Building
The Office of Extended Studies administers the University's Summer Term, Winter Term, Freshmen Connection, Pre-College Programs, and Professional Programs.
Summer Term serves more than 13,000 students that include current students, visiting students from other universities and colleges, graduates, professionals, and high school students. Summer Term features more than 1,700 courses that are offered morning, afternoon, evening, and online during three-week or six-week sessions.
Winter Term serves more than 5,000 students that include current students, visiting students from other universities and colleges, graduates and professionals. Offered in January between the end of the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester, Winter Term is a three-week session that features more than 350 courses that meet morning, afternoon, evening, and online.
Freshmen Connection offers spring-admitted students the opportunity to begin their University of Maryland education in the fall semester. With Freshmen Connection, spring-admitted students earn up to 17 University credits toward their undergraduate degree and get on track to graduate in four years.
The Young Scholars Program, a three-week summer program, invites rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, earn university credits, and explore university life. Highly qualified students enroll in a three-credit introductory course featuring field trips and guest speakers. Students participate in workshops and seminars that further enrich their university experience and reside on campus or commute from home.
Young Scholars Discovery, a two-week summer program, invites middle school students to explore education and career opportunities and learn about university life. Academically promising students enroll in non-credit courses, attend field trips, and engage with experts in innovative fields. Students collaborate in interactive seminars, enjoy evening social activities, and reside on campus or commute from home.
The Freshmen First Program prepares incoming first-year students for living and learning at the University of Maryland. The program eases the transition to the university environment. In this three-week summer program, students enroll for four-credits, attend seminars and social activities, meet and study with other incoming freshmen, and reside on campus or commute from home.
Professional Programs include Professional Masters programs, Graduate Certificate programs, post-baccalaureate opportunities, and customized initiatives that include seminars, work force training, and short courses crafted for industry application. All programs are designed to meet the educational needs of professional audiences and target external constituencies in business, government, and non-profit organizations. These programs serve professional audiences in new ways, improving access for professional audiences through innovative approaches to teaching and learning, particularly through the online environment.
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