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Application Requirements


Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required. Please pay by credit card as you submit your application online. The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances.


The GMAT or GRE is required of all applicants, regardless of previous academic history or work experience. For more information on the GMAT and to request an official score report, please visit For more information on the GRE and to request an official score report, please visit

When requesting that a score report be sent to the University of Maryland, please use the following institutional codes:

  • GMAT - Online MBA code is SQT-N8-32
  • GRE - Code is 5814 for all programs

Academic History

The online application allows you to upload a copy of your transcript(s) for each college or university attended. If the transcript where you received your degree does not state the degree was conferred, please also upload a diploma or copy of your degree received. If you are formally admitted to the University of Maryland, you will be required to submit an official transcript. If your transcript is not in English, please also upload a notarized copy of your transcript translated into English.

The University of Maryland Graduate School requires all admitted students to have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.80/4.00.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a photocopy of their TOEFL report with the application materials. Do not assume that your TOEFL score will be reported to the University in a timely manner simply because you have taken the test. The Admissions Committee will not review your file without the TOEFL. If you received an undergraduate or graduate degree from any country listed in this page (PDF) you are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.

All applicants must comply by this policy regardless of citizenship status, number of years residing in the United States, and language of instruction of his or her university. Contact to request an official copy of your test scores to be sent to the University of Maryland at College Park - institutional code 5814.

International Applicants

All students, including international students, are required to attend two on-campus residencies scheduled at the beginning and the end of the program. The residencies will take place at the Smith School of Business on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland.*

* Each residency period will be three days in duration. The University of Maryland at College Park cannot issue a Form I-20 or Form IAP-66 to students enrolled in the online MBA program for the attendance of the residencies.

Requesting a Deferral

Admitted students begin their MBA program in the term for which they have applied. If a student needs to request a deferral for an emergency reason, the admissions committee will consider requests on a case-by-case basis.

If you'd like more information about the Online MBA program, please download a program brochure.