What if I am an international student.
2. Who will evaluate my overseas coursework? Will
it need to be translated and if so, how?
3. Is there a minimum number of credits I should
take the semester before I transfer?
4. How do I complete the F-1 (or J-1) transfer process?
5. What regulations concerning my immigration status
do I need to know?
6. Am I able to work with a student visa?
7. Is there an English language requirement?
1. What if I am an international student?
Where do I go for beginning information?
To get started, review information for international students. For further information, see http://international.umd.edu/ies/92
Who will evaluate my overseas coursework? Will it need to be translated
and if so, how?
Office of International Education Services will evaluate the
A literal translation will need to accompany coursework that
is presented in any language other than English. Course descriptions
will also be necessary. A translation will be accepted as long
as it is certified as a "literal (word for word) translation."
3. Is there a minimum number of credits
I should take the semester before I transfer?
you are completing an Associates degree, you need to take as many
credits as it takes to complete the degree. If you are not completing
an Associates degree, you must be a full-time student, enrolled
in a minimum of 12 semester hour credits.
do I complete the F-1 (or J-1) transfer process?
The Visa process is regulated by your type of immigration status. For information see: http://www.international.umd.edu/ies/115
5. What regulations concerning my immigration
status do I need to know?
You need to comply with the regulations that are determined by your immigration status. Please see http://international.umd.edu/ies/105
6. Am I able to work with a student Visa?
benefit of F-1 and J-1 student status is the ability to work a
maximum of 20 hours a week on campus during regular academic semesters.
During semester breaks, F-1 and J-1 students are permitted by
USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) regulation
to work up to 40 hours per week on campus. For more information, see http://international.umd.edu/ies/107 and http://international.umd.edu/ies/120.
Is there an English language requirement?
students at UM are expected to read, write and speak English
fluently. International students must demonstrate a proficiency
in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) or
International English Language Test System (IELTS). Required scores and contact
information is available at http://www.admissions.umd.edu/requirements/EnglishLanguageProficiency.php
who have completed an AA degree have demonstrated proficiency.