Office of Extended Studies
SUMMER SESSION, WINTER SESSION, FRESHMEN CONNECTION, PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS, AND PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE, POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS
The Office of Extended Studies provides administrative support for Summer Session, Winter Session, Freshmen Connection, Pre-College, Professional Graduate, and Post-Baccalaureate Programs.
Summer Session serves current and incoming UMD students and non-UMD students that include visiting undergraduate and graduate students, high schoolers, professionals, and lifelong learners. Summer Session offers flexibility to make progress towards goals with courses offered on campus or online during six convenient sessions.
Winter Session serves current UMD students, visiting undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals. Held in January, the three-week session offers courses that meet on campus or anywhere online.
In Freshmen Connection, spring-admitted freshmen start University of Maryland in the fall semester, earning up to 17 UMD credits toward their undergraduate degree while getting on track to graduate in four years.
In Pre-College Programs, Terp Young Scholars invites academically talented high schoolers to pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, earn university credits, and explore university life during three weeks in Summer Session. In addition, Terp Discovery invites 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 that are crafted with expertise, innovation, and convenience to professionals who want to advance their knowledge and career goals.
Post-Baccalaureate Programs prepare students for professional schools, graduate programs, and professional achievement.