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Provisional Admission


Qualified SIE applicants receive provisional admission as non-degree seeking undergraduates and are coded with specific SIE major code information. With provisional admission, a registration block is placed on the student account. To receive full admission and to remove the block, students must fulfill the requirements listed below. Once you’ve successfully completed steps 1, 2, and 3, the registration block will be removed and you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to register. You’ll have until the first day of classes to complete step 4.

To receive full admission and to remove the block, students must fulfill the requirements listed below. Once you’ve successfully completed requirements 1, 2, and 3, the registration block will be removed and you’ll receive an email with registration instructions. Students have until the first day of classes to complete requirement 4.

Note: Information on how to apply, tuition and fees, registration, financial and academic deadlines, and more may be found in the grey box at the top of this page. Registration for SIE course sections is restricted to program-admitted students.

Complete the requirements found at Newly Admitted Students.

Students are required to complete mandatory academic advising.

Schedule an Appointment

Attend an Advising-Information Session

  • The Advising-Information Session reviews the overall program, plans of study, requirements, and other basic components. 
  • Students who attend the session BEFORE applying to the program may use this to fulfill the mandatory advising requirement upon admission. 
  • To register for a session, send your full name and email to Elaine Shaw-Taylor, SIE Program Manager, via email at estaylor@umd.edu.

Prepare for Advising Session

Math and science courses at UMD require a high degree of math proficiency. Students who seek full admission into SIE must demonstrate proficiency in mathematics through the online Math Placement Exam (MPE). The MPE has four sections: arithmetic, algebra 1, algebra 2; and trigonometry. Students must score 90% or higher on arithmetic and algebra, and 50% or higher on trigonometry to take SIE courses. For information about the MPE, how to prepare, sample tests, and more, see Math Placement Exam Information.

A newly admitted SIE student may take the Math Placement Exam no more than twice. Any retake must include all four parts of the test. To reset the test for a retake, students must email math-place@umd.edu. If a student does not meet criteria after two attempts they should take a pre-calculus course, either at UMD or elsewhere, and postpone registration in SIE until a later semester. Such a student will be required to take the math test again before enrolling in a later semester.

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