What is the refund policy if I add or drop a class?
Graduate students may obtain refunds for courses that are dropped (if dropping a course results in the overall number of registered credits ) during the first ten days of classes . Students may drop and add courses without penalty provided that the changes are made on the same day and that the total number of credits does not change. Graduate students are charged by the credit hour. A percentage charge and/or complete charge will be imposed according to the schedule below:
Prior to the first day of classes: 100% refund. There will be no charge for courses dropped prior to this date.
During the first ten days of classes: 80% refund. There will be a 20% charge imposed for courses dropped during this period.
Anytime after the first ten days of classes: 0% refund. There will be no refund; students incur the full charge for courses dropped during this period.
Is it possible to get credit for courses taken outside UMD?
Yes. While at least 24 of the 36 required credits must be LBSC, INST, or INFM courses taken in the iSchool, a student may choose to take up to 12 credit hours of coursework outside of the iSchool. Courses may be taken in other University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) departments or at other University System of Maryland (USM) institutions. Additionally, students may take courses through the 14-member Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area if there is no equivalent course offered at UMCP. No more than 6 credit hours may be transferred from an institution other than University of Maryland College Park (UMCP).