University of Maryland--College Park (MD)

University of Maryland--College Park (MD)

Common Application


Early Action: Nov. 1, 2016 
Regular Decision: Jan. 20, 2017

Essay Questions:

Supplemental Essay Questions: 

·       Please answer one of the following essay questions in your application. Make sure to include the question itself at the start of your essay. Your essay should be no more than         500 words; the question will not be included in the essay total word count.

1.     Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.

2.     Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your                 contribution.

3.     Has there been a time when you’ve had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?

4.     What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What’s the best part? What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?

5.     Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.

Documents Required:
  • $75 Application Fee or Waiver
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
  • Official score report of TOEFL
  • Secondary School Report
  • Mid-Year School Report
  • Final Report 
  • 2 Teacher Evaluations

Other Information:
Address: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 
               Mitchell Building, University of Maryland,
               College Park, MD 20742-5235, USA

Phone: 301-314-8385
FAX: 800-422-5867
Application Info:

SAT/TOEFL Code: 5814
ACT Code: 1746