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The Women in Engineering Program is eager to welcome you to the Clark School community! While applying to college is exciting, it can also be overwhelming.  The Women in Engineering Program is here to help! Our virtual live events and online resources will help you to prepare a strong and stand-out application to the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering.

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For more information, contact Becky Kenemuth at

To help you along your college application journey, The UMD Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers has created a Prospective Student Workbook.  This Workbook contains interactive reflection questions and a blank notes section to keep track of your thoughts and feelings during the college search process.  

SWE Prospective Student Workbook

WIE "Appy Hour"

Each week on Tuesday, from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. representatives from the Women in Engineering Program will share tips and hints for preparing your college application. We will briefly present a different topic each week, and then we will invite you to ask questions and share ideas! 

RSVP: Gathering Your Materials
Tuesday, September 29
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

RSVP: Crafting the College Essay
Tuesday, October 6
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

RSVP: Sharing Your Experiences
Tuesday, October 13
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

RSVP: What's Next? After You've Applied
Tuesday, October 20
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Society of Women Engineers: Coffee & College Event

Join members from the Society of Women Engineers  for a Coffee & College Event.  Talk about the application process and all things UMD!  Ask questions and get advice from current UMD students.

October 19, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m.  
To RSVP:  SWE @ UMD Coffee & College Event 
(you will get a Zoom link once you've RSVPed)

Questions? Contact



Visit the Clark School

Prospective first-year and transfer students are invited to join the Clark School for a virtual information session.  All sessions include an overview of majors, minors, research opportunities, student services, and more!  They are conducted by Clark School Ambassadors, current engineering students within the college, who will be able to answer your questions about the admissions process, student life, and all things in between!

To sign up for a Clark School general information session, visit: Clark School Information Session


How to Apply to UMD

Freshman students applying to the University of Maryland can do so using either the CommonApp or the MyCoalition platform. 

Engineering is a Limited Enrollment Program.
What does that mean? 

Engineering at Maryland is one of thirteen Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP) on campus. Because the School of Engineering does not have space to accommodate all applicants who indicate an interest in engineering, there is a separate, more competitive, review process for admission into the Clark School.  

THERE IS NOT A SEPARATE APPLICATION. Once you are admitted into the University, your application will be automatically reviewed by the Clark School's Admissions Committee.

Take A Virtual Tour!

These are unprecedented times.  We can't wait to welcome you to campus for an in-person tour when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, click on the image below to take a virtual tour of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.