Limited Enrollment Programs (LEPs) are competitive majors at the University of Maryland that have specific "gateway" requirements for admission and determine their enrollments on a space-available basis.
The following guidelines pertain to all LEPs:
- Only one gateway or performance review course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only be repeated once. Please note that a grade of "W" is considered an attempt and must be repeated.
- Students may apply only once to an LEP.
- Students who were directly admitted and fail to meet the performance review criteria will be dismissed from the major and may not reapply.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 after admission to an LEP. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the major
- Any student denied admission or dismissed from the major may appeal in writing to the individual LEP.
Direct Admits are students admitted into an LEP as first-time freshmen.
In order to continue in the major, a student must successfully complete an academic review. If an incoming freshman is not directly admitted to their intended LEP, they will be assigned to Letters and Sciences. Students in Letters and Sciences wishing to major in an LEP will apply as internal transfer students after successfully completing all gateway requirements.
Internal transfers are students already at UMD who would like to change majors to an LEP. External transfers are students applying to UMD who would like to major in an LEP. The admissions requirements for Internal and External Transfers are the same.
External transfer students from other institutions apply to LEPs through the general application for admission to UMD by indicating the major(s) of interest. Students are first reviewed for admission to the University, and then, if admitted, are reviewed for admission to LEP majors based on LEP standards.