Incoming freshmen will need to complete the Math Placement Exam (MPE) prior to their orientation date.
ALL incoming freshmen are REQUIRED to take the Math Placement Exam, regardless of any AP/IB/Transfer Credit that you may be bringing in. Advisors use the test as a tool to determine what level math course a student should take based on their knowledge of the subject.
Click here to take the Math Placement Test today! We strongly encourage student to complete the Math Placement Exam once they confirm admission to the Clark School. To learn more about the Math Placement Exam and take a sample test visit: https://www-math.umd.edu/placement-test-information.html
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You must complete the required modules and quizzes before your Orientation date. You can access all of your required Modules on the "Success at UMD: ENGR Freshmen Orientation" Canvas page sent to you by the Office of Student Orientaiton and Transition.
Incoming freshmen are required to complete all modules in Canvas, including TerripanSTRONG, [ENGR} Modules 1-6 and the Testudo Overview. These modules are due prior to your orientation date. Not completing these modules will result in an administrative hold on your account, blocking you from being able to make adjustments to your schedule or enrolling in future semesters.
If you are not sure how to navigate CANVAS you can visit the CANVAS Details Page.
The following forms must be completed prior to your orientation date:
Day 1: Meet Your College
On Day 1 between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM students will learn more about the Clark School of Engineering and available resources.
Day 2: Registration Session
On Day 2 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM students will work with their departmental advisors to register for fall courses.
I did not complete the Math Placement Exam (MPE). Can I still attend orientation?
Students are required to complete the math placement exam in order to register for engineering courses. Students who are missing the MPE will still be able to attend orientation but will only be able to register for General Education classes. Please be sure to complete the MPE at your earliest convenience so that you are well-prepared for orientation.
I placed into MATH 003, MATH015 or MATH115. Will I still be able to register for classes at orientation?
Students who place into MATH 003, MATH015 or MATH115 are still able to register for classes. However, because the chemistry and engineering courses require MATH140 as a co-requisite, students will not be able to register for engineering courses. Rather, students will register for General Education courses. Please note: Students may retake the MPE one time after their first attempt. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
When will I get to register for classes?
All students will be able to register for classes on Day 2 of their Orientation Program.
I would like to change the major I indicated on my application to UMD. Can I do that?
Students can change their major at any time prior/during the orientation process by filling out the following form: Major Change Form for Newly Admitted Students Form. This also applies to Undecided Engineering students who wish to declare their major.