Summer 2024 Registration Appointments & Blocks

There are no registration appointments for Summer registration. Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration opens on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 a.m.

Courses become available to graduate students outside of the Smith School two weeks prior to each semester. If a student is unable to register for required courses prior to this date, they need to contact their advisor or their seat may be forfeited.

All students should check their registration status for accuracy by completing the following steps:

  • Visit Testudo
  • Select "Appointment and Registration Status"
  • Sign in with Directory ID and Password

The Masters Programs Office does not have access to view blocks and does not have the authority to remove blocks placed on your record by other University offices. Students are responsible for checking their account for blocks and clearing blocks prior to the start of registration. MPO does not hold class space for students who experience blocks. 

Some common problems that are encountered during registration involve blocks that are placed on a student's record. The Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering, Graduate School, International Student and Scholar Services, the Health Center, and other university departments can activate blocks. Problems may include: missing transcripts, immunization records that have not cleared, overdue bills, parking violations, etc. It is the student's responsibility to be sure that records are complete and up to date. 

Students should review their admission letter from the University of Maryland Graduate School and note if it specifically mentions whether they were missing official transcripts (or related documentation) at the time the letter was sent. The Graduate School will place a registration block on a student's record until the request is fulfilled.

Additionally, the most common block for Spring 2024 admitted students that occurs during the Summer registration process is from the Health Center. All general questions concerning the immunization requirement should be addressed to the Health Center Immunization Office at:

Each course has a restriction. Typically, these restrictions are a combination of credit limits and degree programs.

When a restriction is encountered, the system will state: "you have not met course selection restrictions." If you encounter this message, you should first verify that you should be allowed to take the course. If you determine that you are eligible, please get in touch with your advisor.

If any issues occur the day of registration, students should contact their advisor. The first week of registration is extremely busy with telephone calls and emails, so patience is appreciated.