2024 Application fee may be WAIVED for first 20 qualified International or US military veteran applicants who apply for:

Spring 2024 admission:

  • By December 1, 2023 (International applicants can only apply for online format for Spring term)

Fall 2024 admission:

  • By February 1, 2024 

How to request waiver:

  • Start your application
  • Complete and upload all required information & documents. Send both requests for letters of recommendations
  • At least one letter of recommendation must be received prior to requesting a waiver.
  • Save application but do not submit
  • Email geog-gis [at] umd.edu to request an application waiver. Please provide:
    • First and Last Name
    • Targeted Term of enrollment
    • Application ID
    • International or military veteran
  • If granted (please allow up to one week for review), a waiver code will be emailed to the applicant to use on the application payment page.
  • This code will be valid for 14 days after issuance.