Office of Extended Studies
The Office of Extended Studies administers Summer Session, Winter Session, Freshmen Connection, Pre-College Programs, and Professional 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 1,200 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.
In Pre-College Programs, Terp Young Scholars invites academically talented rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, earn university credits, and explore university life during three weeks in Summer Session. In addition, Terp Discovery welcomes academically promising middle school students to a challenging two-week Summer Session learning and campus immersion experience.
Professional Graduate Programs offer master's 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 workforce training, enrichment programs, professional school exam preparation, seminars, non-credit workshops, and more.