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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017


OFFICE OF EXTENDED STUDIES (Summer Session, Winter Session, Freshmen Connection, Freshmen First, Pre-College Programs, and Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, and Continuing Education Programs)

0132 Main Administration Building
Phone: 301-405-7762
Fax: 301-314-9572
E-mail: oes@umd.edu
Web: oes.umd.edu

The Office of Extended Studies administers Summer Session, Winter Session, Freshmen Connection, Freshmen First, Pre-College Programs, and Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, and Continuing Education Programs.

Summer Session serves current UMD students, visiting students from other universities and colleges, graduates, professionals, and high school students who can satisfy a requirement, catch up on credits, and get closer to graduation. Summer Session features more than 1,700 courses that are offered morning, afternoon, evening, and online during three-week or six-week sessions.

Winter Session serves current UMD students, visiting students from other universities and colleges, graduates and professionals who can fulfill prerequisites, meet eligibility requirements for certain majors, and accelerate progress for graduation. Held in January, the three-week Winter Session features more than 350 courses that meet morning, afternoon, evening, and online.

In Freshmen Connection, spring-admitted freshmen begin their University of Maryland education in the fall semester, earn up to 17 university credits toward their undergraduate degree, and get on track to graduate in four years.

The Freshmen First Program, a three-week summer program, prepares freshmen for living and learning at the University of Maryland, easing the transition to the university environment. Students enroll for three credits, attend seminars and social activities, meet and study with other incoming freshmen, and reside on campus or commute from home.

Pre-College Programs
The Terp Scholars Program, a three-week summer program, invites academically talented rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, earn university credits, and explore university life.

Terp Discovery, a two-week summer program, invites academically promising middle school students to explore education and career opportunities and learn about university life. 

Graduate Programs offer master degrees and graduate certificates to professionals who want to advance their knowledge and career goals.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs prepare students for professional schools, graduate programs, and professional achievement.

Continuing Education Programs include customized initiatives that include seminars, work force training, and short courses crafted for industry application.

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