Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

  1. What is the ϡȱ (ϡȱ)?

  2. Where can I find driving directions to ϡȱ institutions?

  3. I am an employee or prospective employee and I have questions about pay, benefits, job classification, etc. for ϡȱ employees.

  4. How do I donate to the ϡȱ or one of its institutions?

  5. I am working on a publication/special event and need photographs of system officials or a copy of the ϡȱ logo.

  6. I am interested in doing business with the University System of ϡȱ; how do I learn about opportunities to bid for contracts with the ϡȱ?

  7. I am an employee/student at a ϡȱ institution; is it possible for me to use resources or facilities at other ϡȱ institutions?

Academic Issues

  1. How do I apply to a ϡȱ university?

  2. How do I transfer to a ϡȱ university?

  3. What are the tuition and fees for ϡȱ institutions?

  4. How do I find out which ϡȱ institutions offer the major I want?

  5. How do I get my transcript from a ϡȱ university?

  6. Where can I find more information about online programs and distance education?

  7. How do I qualify as a ϡȱ resident for in-state tuition?

  8. I am a student at a ϡȱ institution and am interested in a course at another ϡȱ institution that is not offered at my home institution; is there any way for me to enroll in this course?

  9. Does the ϡȱ have a veterinary school?

Public Services

  1. I read an article in the paper about gardening and it mentioned the Cooperative Extension Service.
    Where can I get more information?

  2. Does the Dental School offer dental care to the general public?

  3. Are there law students available to offer legal assistance to people unable to afford legal counsel?

  4. How do I reach the University of ϡȱ Medical Center?

  5. What is the Golden ID program?

  6. How do I obtain an employment verification for a current/former employee of the ϡȱ?

  7. How do I obtain a degree or enrollment verification for a current/former student of the ϡȱ?

General Information

  1. What is the ϡȱ (ϡȱ)?
  2. The ϡȱ (ϡȱ) is ϡȱ's system of public higher education. Its members include all public universities in the state, with the exception of Morgan State University and St. Mary's College. In addition to its 11 degree-granting universities, the ϡȱ includes one research institution and two regional higher education centers. A complete listing of ϡȱ institutions is available on our ϡȱ Institutions page. Our 12 institutions offer more than 1,400 academic programs to more than 176,000 students at multiple sites throughout the state and worldwide.

  3. Where can I find driving directions to ϡȱ institutions?
  4. Click the links below for driving directions and/or maps to ϡȱ institutions.

    ϡȱ Universities

    ϡȱ Regional Higher Education Centers

    • , Montgomery County
    • , Washington County
    • , St. Mary's County

    University of ϡȱ Center for Environmental Science

     

  5. I am a ϡȱ employee or prospective employee and I have a question about pay, benefits, job classification, etc.
  6. Please contact the ϡȱ Human Resources Office at 301.445.1968.

  7. How do I donate to the ϡȱ or one of its institutions?
  8. Please contact the office of Leonard Raley, president & CEO of the ϡȱ Foundation, at 301.445.1941 for further assistance or Make a Gift

  9. I am working on a publication/special event and I need photographs of system officials or a copy of the ϡȱ logo.
  10. Please contact Jennifer Rose in the Office of Communications at 301.445.2756 or jrose@usmd.edu for photos. The ϡȱ logo can be downloaded .

  11. I am interested in doing business with the ϡȱ; how do I learn about opportunities to bid for contracts with the ϡȱ?
  12. Please contact Tom Hickey in the ϡȱ Procurement Office at thickey@usmd.edu or 301.445.2774 for additional information.

  13. I am an employee/student at a ϡȱ institution; is it possible for me to use resources or facilities at other ϡȱ institutions?
  14. It depends. While ϡȱ institutions do share resources and services whenever practical, resources do not always allow institutions to open their facilities to students or employees from other ϡȱ institutions.

  15. How do I apply to a ϡȱ university?
  16. You can contact individual campuses for admissions information. The following list of links will take you to the appropriate sites to gather this information from each of our member institutions.

  17. How do I transfer to a ϡȱ university?
  18. Visit , the ϡȱ's online articulation and transfer system, for information on , , , , and more.

  19. What are the tuition and fees for ϡȱ institutions?
  20. This list represents tuition, fees, room and board for ϡȱ institutions. Institutions may have additional fees related to specific course selections, programs or campus services. Please contact the individual institution for the total cost estimate of attendance.

  21. How do I find out which ϡȱ institutions offer the major I want?
  22. Use , the ϡȱ's online articulation and transfer system, to at ϡȱ institutions and at local community colleges.

    More specific questions should be directed to the individual institution.

  23. How do I get my transcript from a ϡȱ university?
  24. To obtain official transcripts from ϡȱ institutions, you may send a written request to the institution attended or, at some schools, you may request a transcript online. Visit our page for complete information, including mailing addresses and where to order online (where available).

    Tip: If you were in the military and attended school overseas, you will need to contact for a copy of your transcript.

  25. Where can I find more information about online programs and distance education?
  26. The is a pioneer in online education and offers more than 20 complete degree programs available online.

    In addition, the offers the -- a complete MBA program online. Find out more about the webMBA and UB's other online programs at .

  27. How do I qualify as a ϡȱ resident for in-state tuition?
  28. The Board of Regents policy on residency is available here.

    Additional questions and answers regarding the Residency Policy can be found here.

    For additional questions, please contact Tracey Jamison in the ϡȱ Office of Academic Affairs at 301.445.1996.

  29. I am a student at a ϡȱ institution and am interested in a course at another ϡȱ institution that is not offered at my home institution; is there any way for me to enroll in this course?
  30. Yes, according to the ϡȱ Board of Regents' policy on concurrent enrollment, students at ϡȱ institutions may take courses at other ϡȱ institutions with some exceptions. Interested students should contact the registrar's office at their home institution for more specific information.

  31. Does the ϡȱ have a veterinary school?
  32. The University of ϡȱ, College Park and Virginia Tech cooperatively operate the . Its main campus is on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, but also operates the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at the University of ϡȱ, College Park and the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia.

  33. I read an article in the paper about gardening and it mentioned the Cooperative Extension Service. Where can I get more information?
  34. For gardening questions, the Cooperative Extension Service offers the Home and Garden Information Center Hotline at 1.410.531.5572. For other questions, visit ; Information Central offers timely information about gardening, yardwork, home, family, youth, farm, finances, and more.

  35. Does the Dental School offer dental care to the general public?
  36. Yes. The Dental School at the University of ϡȱ, Baltimore operates a clinic staffed by student dentists and faculty members. To learn more information or to schedule an appointment, call 410.706.7101 or visit their .

  37. Are there law students available to offer legal assistance to people unable to afford legal counsel?
  38. The University of ϡȱ School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law offer legal clinics that take a limited number of cases from the general public. For information on the office at the University of ϡȱ School of Law, call 410.706.3295. At the University of Baltimore School of Law, the office can be reached at 410.837.5713.

  39. How do I reach the University of ϡȱ Medical Center?

    Contact the University of ϡȱ Medical Center at 410.328.UMMS (8667) or 1.800.492.5538.

  1. What is the Golden ID program?
  2. The Golden ID program allows ϡȱ senior citizens certain privileges at ϡȱ institutions as outlined in this policy.

    Golden IDs are issued at each ϡȱ institution; please visit our Golden ID page here or call the registrar's office at the institution you are interested in for more details.

  3. How do I obtain an employment verification for a current/former employee of the ϡȱ?
  4. Call the Human Resources office at the campus where the individual is or was employed.

  5. How do I obtain a degree or enrollment verification for a current/former student of the ϡȱ?
  6. Contact the Registrar's Office at the campus where the individual is or was enrolled as a student.