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Transfer New Student Orientation


We are excited that you’ve chosen to continue your education at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). We look forward to working with you as you prepare to join the Terp Community! Our Transfer New Student Orientation program aims to provide you information about campus resources and services that will assist you in a successful academic and social transition to the University. 

What happens at Transfer New Student Orientation?

No matter what type of Transfer New Student Orientation program you attend, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, connect with your peers, become familiar with campus resources, and register for classes for your first semester at UMD. Each program has time dedicated to academic advising, in which you will have the opportunity to discuss prior learning credits, transfer credits, degree requirements, and more. 

Click on the different types of Transfer New Student Orientation programs below to learn more. 

If students register for our one-day NSO, they will be guided by an Orientation Advisor to their academic advising session and have the opportunity to learn more about UMD from current students.

If students register for the online NSO, they can expect to meet and connect with an Orientation Advisor in the morning before their academic advising sessions. During this time, the OA will give the Campus Life presentation, which connects students to campus resources that will assist in a successful transition to UMD. Academic Advising colleges will welcome students with a Meet Your College presentation before they register for classes. 

Online programs are typically reserved for our international or out of state students. 

Now that you have learned about the different types of NSO programs, you can continue on to our Transfer Registration & Schedules page. Once you have registered for an NSO program, you should work on your Transfer To Do List, which needs to be completed at least one week prior to your Transfer NSO program. 

If you have more questions about what happens during Transfer NSO, logistics or requirements, please contact us at 301-314-8217 or

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