Information for Prospective Students

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Current UMD Students

Current students at the University of Maryland who are interested in applying to the Honors College have several options.

First-year students

Current students who have completed one year of coursework at the University of Maryland can apply to join the Honors College. Admission for current UMD students is highly competitive and the number of spaces available is extremely limited. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required to apply.

First-year students enrolled in College Park Scholars, CIVICUS, and Global Communities are eligible to apply to the Honors College. If admitted, students must withdraw from those programs to join the Honors College. Fall 2019 First-year students enrolled in FIRE are eligible to apply to the Honors College and may be members of University Honors and FIRE at the same time.

Sophomores or juniors

Students should consider applying to a departmental honors program in their major or college. Students should review the entrance and academic requirements for the departmental honors program in their major for more information.

Students interested in cybersecurity

Students should consider applying to the ACES Minor in Cybersecurity. The application is available every fall and spring semester.

Questions?

Please contact honorsadmissions@umd.edu.