Undergraduate Program

Welcome KAIST Students!

Welcome to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. We are glad that you have chosen the University of Maryland for your studies. We have compiled important information here regarding your application process and required documents/materials, estimated billing and billing schedule, housing while at the University, as well as your registration/course selection. We hope that you will find this resource useful. If you have questions, comments, and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Lisa Barnard, Director
Robert H. Smith School of Business
2308E Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1815
E-mail: lbarnard@rhsmith.umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-9575
Fax: 410-510-1830

Application Process:

Apply to the Robert H. Smith School of Business with the UMD Graduate School Application. You must have all the following materials before application will be considered:

  1. An online UMD Graduate School Application. Please apply as a non-degree student (Advanced Special Student). The Application Supplemental Form (ASF) is NOT required for Advanced Special Students.
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $75. KAIST students must pay the application fee. Please pay by credit card as you submit your application online.
  3. One complete set of official transcripts reflecting all undergraduate and graduate work completed or in progress. Please submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations.
  4. Completed Certification of Finances Form.
  5. Toeic (or toefl/ielts) scores.

Please send all documentation to the address below:

University of Maryland College Park
Enrollment Service Operations
Application for Graduate Admission
Room 0130, Mitchell Building
College Park, MD 20742

Registration/Course Selection:

You should indicate your course preferences at your earliest convenience. Once you have made your course selections, complete the Course Selection Form and send as an e-mail attachment to Lisa Barnard or fax it to 410-510-1830.

Course listings and the academic calendar are available on our Registration Web site. Click on "schedule of classes", then on the appropriate semester, and choose from courses listed on Testudo as BUFN (Finance). Students can request other classes, with permission from KAIST.

KAIST students can choose from BUFN sections in College Park (0101, 0102, etc) or DC (sections like DC01, DC02, DC51, DC52, DC06).

Please note that it is possible to change your selections later on; however, it is important to advise us of your choices with ample time to better assure availability of courses. We will do our best to get you into your top choices. Please note that all course selections are subject to approval and availability.

Estimated Billing:

You are paying $1,425 per credit for the 2011/2012 Academic Year. The minimum number of credits allowed is 8; the maximum number of credits allowed is 15. You can pay by credit card or bring a check to the University’s bursar’s office. For more information about payment options, please visit: www.umd.edu/bursar/t_payMethods.html#pay_online.

If you are registered for Spring:

Payment is due:

By December 22

January 20

Between December 23 & January 25

February 20

After January 25

February 20

Except in cases where payment delays are due to our office, The Office of Global Programs, late fees will apply. Payment in full must be received in the Cashier's Office, 1115 Lee Building, by the due date or late fees will be assessed. In the event your account is not settled by the due date, the University is required to assess your account with a late payment fee of $10.00 or 5% of the unpaid balance, whichever is higher. A finance charge of 1.5% will be added to the outstanding balance each month thereafter until your account is paid in full.

For general questions regarding billing and payments, please visit The Bursar’s Office.


Students must find their own accommodations. We understand very well the challenges of finding short-term leases, but unfortunately there is not enough housing on campus for accommodations. The best place to start your search is www.och.umd.edu.