Inter-institutional Registration

For Courses offered at University System of Maryland Institutions

Students in the University of Maryland System schools, such as the University of Maryland, College Park, are permitted to take approved classes at other system-wide schools to count toward degree requirements as resident credit. It is important to note that the approval process towards a Smith School of Business MBA or Business Master's degree differs from other University of Maryland, College Park students. 

Please Note:

  • All courses must be approved by the Masters Programs Office before students will be permitted to register. Courses utilized toward a Smith School MBA or Business Master's degree will not be approved unless the course is offered by an AACSB-accredited school. If these approvals are not completed prior to the start of the semester, permission to register can be denied and financial penalties may apply.
  • Of the system schools, only the University of Baltimore, Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, Towson University, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore maintain accreditation with the AACSB.
  • Students are responsible for contacting the host institution to receive approval from the appropriate authority to enroll in the course.
  • As with Consortium registrations, the requested course must not be similar to a course offered by the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Enrollment is on a space available basis, and visiting students are expected to meet any prerequisites and any other criteria set by the host institution before enrolling.
  • All courses taken through Inter-institutional registration are posted directly to the student’s University of Maryland, College Park transcript. Grades received are calculated into the student’s grade point average.
  • No more than nine credits toward a MBA degree or six credits toward a Business Master's degree may be taken through Inter-institutional agreements.
  • Tuition and fees for all Inter-institutional courses are paid to the University of Maryland, College Park; however, fees at the host institution associated with special courses may be assessed.

Step One: Find a class to take. Evaluate other schools’ offerings and select a class. Classes must be graduate level and must complement the student’s degree program.

Step Two: Contact the Inter-institutional Coordinator if you need assistance locating specific details about the class in question and to confirm your course of choice is open to Inter-institutional students.

University of Maryland Inter-institutional Coordinator
Phone: (301) 405-8537

Step Three: Complete the Inter-Institutional Request form.

Step Four: Return the completed Inter-instituional Request form and class syllabus to your campus advisor. Your request will then be reviewed by the Masters Programs Office for approval towards your MBA degree requirements.

Step Five: Upon approval from the Masters Programs Office, you will be asked to complete the Application for Inter-Institutional Enrollment. This application will be sent to the University of Maryland’s Inter-Institutional Office. This process must be completed at a minimum of two weeks prior to the first day of class to allow student’s name to appear on the host instructor’s class roster. The application is found under "Registration Procedures" here.

Step Six: Student will register for the class through the University of Maryland, College Park Registrar’s Office.

At the end of the semester, grades for Inter-institutional course(s) are sent to the University of Maryland Office of the Registrar by the visited institutions in the form of an official transcript. The Office of the Registrar at the University of Maryland will post the grade(s) the student’s record. These grades are updated into the student’s record and converted into the University of Maryland College Park grading system. They are used in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average.

Note: If the course is canceled, dropped or changed, the student must contact UMD’s Inter-institutional Coordinator immediately.

University of Maryland schedule adjustment deadlines apply for College Park students visiting other institutions.