The University of Maryland (UMD) is dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for veterans and active duty service members. UMD is a traditional campus with courses offered primarily onsite and between 8:30-6pm. Please note that UMD is a separate institution from the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC).
The University of Maryland only awards transfer credit for courses that fall within the scope and content offered at the University. Since many courses on military transcripts are occupational in nature they are not accepted by the University of Maryland. The only credits that will be awarded based on the military transcript you provide are for basic military training as outlined on the Prior Learning Credit webpage. Please visit Transfer Credit Services for the complete policy, how to qualify and the list of required documentation. We do not award credit based on ACE or Dantes recommendations.
UMD does not award credit for non-traditional or experiential learning not supervised by our own faculty. Examples include internships, externships, practicum, or co-op work. The University does not award transfer credits for such work completed at other institutions. In some instances, students are encouraged to complete a
departmental credit-by-exam or attempting to earn credit through the
CLEP (College-Level Examination Program).
Benefits and Scholarships
For information about how to apply your GI Bill towards tuition here, please contact the Veterans Certification Office.
The University of Maryland Veterans Initiative Scholarships provides support for veteran students to have the opportunity to pursue educational goals. These scholarships are intended to cover direct study-related expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
Visit Veteran Student Life for more information about services and resources for veteran students.
Visit the University Career Center for career related websites specifically for veteran students.