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AAP Celebrates 50 Years Of Fearless Firsts

College Park S cholars Service Day banner For 50 years, Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) has provided thousands of low-income, first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students with college access and retention support services, and prepared them for successful academic careers. AAP continues to fearlessly advocate for inclusion and diversification in the university’s community and educational curriculum. For more on AAP’s history and mission.

New scholarships awarded to College Park Scholars

Ryan Gerbes in lab College Park Scholars has awarded the inaugural Kenneth A. Joseph Memorial Endowed Scholarship to first-year Media, Self and Society Scholars student Amanda Hernández. Read more. 

College Park Scholar Ryan Gerbes, a sophomore mechanical engineering major in the Science, Technology and Society (STS) program, will receive the first Randall G. and Susan Woodfield Hoffman Endowed Scholarship. Read more.


Course Related Polices

For Students and for Faculty: Course Related Policies for UMD Undergraduate Students is an important guide that locates UMD resources and policies on excused absences, syllabi, sexual misconduct, and much more.

General Education

General Education at UMD is a challenging and provocative curriculum that reflects the educational quality of the University, and prepares our students for success at Maryland and beyond. Information for students and faculty.

Student Ombuds Office

The Undergraduate Student Ombuds Office ensures that students receive fair and equitable treatment and assists to resolve issues in matters of concern or complaints involving the university.

About the Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Office develops and directs high impact undergraduate programs and manages campus-wide policies and initiatives. Focused on student success, the Office strives to ensure every undergraduate student's access to campus courses and programs, enhancement of the academic experience, and graduation. The Office of Undergraduate Studies leads General Education, transformative teaching initiatives, and campus-wide advising guidelines and practices. The Office encompasses many critical units, programs, and activities, including:

  • The Honors College, College Park Scholars, Carillon Communities, and Beyond the Classroom
  • Federal Fellows Program and the Global Fellows in Washington, DC Program
  • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education, Pre-College Program, Southern Leadership Management Program (formerly Hillman Entrepreneurs), Incentive Awards Program, and the National Scholarships Office
  • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Naval ROTC