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Advice for Newly Admitted Terps (updated 2017)

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Replies to: Advice for Newly Admitted Terps (updated 2017)

  • RA2015RA2015 Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    My residency status says non-resident, but I'm in state. I think I choose the wrong box on my application. Will UMD take away my acceptance?
  • SoofDadSoofDad Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    @RA2015 - They will not take away your acceptance, but they will bill you for the Higher OOS tuition. You need to call them and fix this.
  • RA2015RA2015 Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    @SoofDad Thank you! I'll call them ASAP because I haven't committed yet. So, I'm gonna make sure they fix it before I make my decision.
  • lbflbf Registered User Posts: 251 Junior Member
    My son is filling out his housing request and on the signature page it says:
    I will cancel in writing, if plans change, and pay significant late fees if cancel request is received after July 1, for Fall semester (after December 1, for Spring semester).
    To those who were asking about binding contract.
    Looks like @SoofDad knows his stuff :-)
  • maryversitymaryversity Registered User Posts: 1,994 Senior Member
    Yes, he does!
  • lbflbf Registered User Posts: 251 Junior Member
    @SoofDad and @Maryversity I have been reading all of your posts about UMD and it has been so very helpful so THANK YOU very much for all of your insight and information!!
  • lbflbf Registered User Posts: 251 Junior Member
    @SoofDad and @Maryversity my son submitted the housing form for UMD but has yet to accept his offer of admission. Do you know if he needs to accept his offer of admission for the housing to become valid? He hasn't received any sort of confirmation of his housing application. We did print out that it had been submitted.
    Thank you so much!!
  • SoofDadSoofDad Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    @lbf - There will not be any confirmation. The housing form just helps them plan housing assignments. Most freshman are assigned to dorms based on whatever LLC they are in. Any one not in an LLC, or those who submit the forms late, get assigned to whatever is available.
  • chardu000chardu000 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    For housing, do we have any choice over what dorm and how many roommates you can have? In the housing form, there doesn't seem to be any section that asks.
  • SoofDadSoofDad Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    @chardu000 - If two or more students want to be roommates, they must ALL send an email to Reslife requesting each other. If roommates are not requested, then random ones are assigned. I think there is a short list of questions on the housing form that is used to match people. Dorm assignments are based on your LLC, or are random, if you are not in an LLC.
  • amdcousamdcous Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    Thanks for the info :)
  • jmek15jmek15 Registered User Posts: 770 Member
    Once you set up your university ID do they email you a password? Or do you use the same password established to access the application portal? They aren't very clear on this process!!
  • lbflbf Registered User Posts: 251 Junior Member
    Thanks @Soofdad you are always so helpful!
  • monjmommonjmom Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    @SoofDad any advice for dining plan options? A little confusing in that not sure what she needs - base, higher, etc. Thoughts? Not particularly concerned about price, but want her to have the right option without going under or overboard. Thank you.
  • SoofDadSoofDad Registered User Posts: 896 Member
    @monjmom - The advice that we got when our D was a freshman (from both posters here and UMD Dining itself) was to pick the lowest cost plan, which we did. And it worked well for my D. However, this year the plans have changed. I still tend to think that the Base Plan will be adequate, but you may want also consider the Base Plus Plan. If you attend an Admitted Student Open House. you be able to get some good advice there. Also be aware that you can supplement the Dining Plan with a Terp Express account, which is like a re-loadable debit account tied to the Student ID card.

    Here is the Terp Express link

    http://dining.umd.edu/plans/terrapin-express/
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