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University of Maryland (UMD) College Park Early Action 2024

gchiericonigchiericoni 5 replies2 threads New Member
I made this thread for fellow UMD applicants and parents to discuss why they are applying, to spread encouragement, share admissions stats, and give the umd early 2024 applicants a place to get their questions answered and concerns addressed.
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  • ncwj45ncwj45 20 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Hey I'm applying early action to UMD. I have a 1390 SAT and a 4.24/5 weighted GPA. I want to do CS at UMD because I think it could lead to great things, but I'm worried that I might not get in. It's a great school, both of my cousins went there and so did my uncle. Good luck (but not too much 😉 )to other applicants.
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  • NYC2018nycNYC2018nyc 323 replies15 threads Member
    HI -
    When does the coalition app open? Also, does Maryland just want the one coalition essay or are there supplemental essays?
    Thanks!
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  • SoofDadSoofDad 1250 replies39 threads Senior Member
    @NYC2018nyc - The UMD admissions website says that the application will open around the end of August. In the past they had only one essay, but they did have some short questions to answer.
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  • sliu412sliu412 118 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Hey guys! Incoming freshman here. I remember being in your position last year and it was quite a pain getting through applications and then making my final decision. I ended up choosing UMD over 9 other schools even though it was not close to my top choice in the beginning. Ask me any questions about the process or UMD in general or why I made my decision. Wishing you all the best of luck!
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  • stemkidstemkid 20 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Hi-- Wondering what your stats were? Also, did Maryland give you any merit aid? Are you OOS? Mahor? Lastly, when did you apply and how long did it take to hear back? Thanks!
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  • SoofDadSoofDad 1250 replies39 threads Senior Member
    Priority application decisions will be released at the wnd of January 2020
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  • tgl2023tgl2023 266 replies6 threads Junior Member
    Just a reminder that, "All freshman applicants to the University of Maryland who meet the priority application deadline of November 1 and are invited to the Honors College are considered for nomination to the Banneker/Key Scholarship."
    https://www.bannekerkey.umd.edu/index.html
    No additional material is required for the B-K; the essay(s) and short answers in the coalition app are very important for securing the nomination. The B-K nominees are notified by late February, and invited to campus for an interview in early March; they would receive either a partial award, which covers almost all of the tuition (IS or OOS), and a book allowance, or a full award of tuition, room-and-board and book allowance. The results for B-K awards are out by mid-March.
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  • sliu412sliu412 118 replies6 threads Junior Member
    @stemkid My stats were:
    1540 SAT (740R/800M) Essay: 22
    36 ACT (36/36/36/36) Essay: 10
    GPA: 4.45 at time of application
    Class rank: 1/617
    I received the President's scholarship for 12.5k a year. I am out of state. I applied as an applied math major, but I'll be adding CS as a double major. I was admitted early action into the Honors College (ACES Cybersecurity). I submitted my application pretty early - early October. I heard back at the end of January.
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  • stemkidstemkid 20 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Thanks for responding. Very impressive stats! My son is also OOS, scores slightly lower than yours but close. Your response was very helpful. Have an amazing time at UMD!
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  • PURPLEGINPURPLEGIN 4 replies0 threads New Member
    My daughter will apply for early action to UMD.
    In state
    SAT: 1520 (Math 800)
    GPA: 4.21 (weighted)
    10 AP classes
    She spent 3 wks at UMD this summer and took one 3-credit computer science class.
    She loves computer science.
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  • klw3513klw3513 8 replies5 threads New Member
    If she doesn’t get in then they’re crazy!!
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  • klw3513klw3513 8 replies5 threads New Member
    Hi there. You may not know the answer to this but do you feel UMD weighed your academics/scores the most? Do you think your essay held you in a slightly better position? According to Naviance UMD weithe sat/act/gpa is most important and less important are the ECs, community service, character and work experience. My son will be applying by the priority deadline and has a superb essay ( per me and his English teacher) tons of leadership, ECs and work experience, but 3.8 gpa and 1210 sat. Thoughts? And thanks?
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  • SoofDadSoofDad 1250 replies39 threads Senior Member
    @klw3513 - It is my opinion that the essay is important in UMD's decision process. It is not more important than sat/act/gpa, but it can help to make a difference.
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  • dommmthebombbdommmthebombb 1 replies0 threads New Member
    hi everyone, I am a current freshman and I just wanted to give some stats so you guys all have an idea of what the whole range of stats for the class of 2023!
    GPA- 3.4 unweighted, 4.2 weighted
    SAT- 1270
    All honors classes freshman and sophomore year, 7 APs
    Class Rank- 19/100
    I also had a lot of volunteer work and extra curricular activities in and out of school. I am OOS, and I received the president’s scholarship for 12.5k a year and was admitted to biofire- a small living and learning community for bio/chem major students. I applied early action and heard late January! let me know if you have any other questions
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  • ElenaParentElenaParent 290 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Do you guys know if UMD-CP allows for 4 recommendation letters? I know counselor's and one teacher is mandatory, but she has the second teacher that loves her, and there is a letter coming from a high ranking official in the National Office of her sport... Can all these letters be considered, do you know?
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  • SoofDadSoofDad 1250 replies39 threads Senior Member
    @ElenaParent - I'm not sure that any one on here can answer that. UMD will probably get 25,000 Priority Deadline applications. The AOs may not have the time to read extra letters. Maybe someone else can give a definitive answer.
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  • ElenaParentElenaParent 290 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @SoofDad Hmmm.. I guess my daughter will have to talk to the UMD admission counselor (after we figure the contact information!) about that. One of these extra letters is the darn important one, the one that will explain everything about her. Thanks anyway.
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  • gchiericonigchiericoni 5 replies2 threads New Member
    edited September 2019
    Hey, thank you! What do you think made your application stand out? I’m panicking about being too generic of an applicant.
    @dommmthebombb
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  • gchiericonigchiericoni 5 replies2 threads New Member
    edited September 2019
    @ElenaParent Hey! I had a similar question and apparently they don’t take extra recommendations but I’d still ask your counselor.
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  • SoofDadSoofDad 1250 replies39 threads Senior Member
    @ElenaParent - I came across the following UMD link and it does state in one of the questions that additional LORs may be submitted

    https://www.admissions.umd.edu/apply/application-faqs/freshman-application-faqs
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