Limited Enrollment Programs
Journalism

Applying to the Major


Transfer Students


Students applying to the University of Maryland from other institutons apply to LEPs through the general application for admission to the University by indicating their major of interest. Students are first reviewed for admission to the University, and then, if admitted, are reviewed for admission to Limited Enrollment Program majors based on LEP standards.

Applicants who have completed all required Gateway courses at the time of their application are notified of their admission decision in late April for fall admission and late October for spring admission. Students who are in the process of completing the required Gateways at the time of their application are notified of their admission decision to the university at the previously mentioned times, but will be notified about the major decision after the semester has ended and final grades for the semester have been calculated. Students should be sure to send their final transcript from their previous institution if they are taking classes at the time of application.


  • Completion of ENGL101 [Academic Writing] with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of MATH107 [Introduction to Math Modeling and Probability] or higher
  • Completion of JOUR 201 [News Writing and Reporting I] with a minimum grade of C- (JOUR 201 requires completion of JOUR181 [Grammar for Journalists] and JOUR 200 [Journalism History, Roles and Structures] with minimum grades of C-.)

A minimum grade point average of 2.8 in all courses is required.


Transfer Students may use the Transfer Credit Services Database of Course Evaluations to determine how past, current or future courses may transfer to the University of Maryland.


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Current Students


Students currently at the University of Maryland who wish to switch to an LEP or add an LEP as a second major can submit an LEP application through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The LEP application is made available following the add/drop deadline of each semester. Internal transfer students should complete the application either during the semester in which they complete the required gateway courses or at the end of the semester. This timeline is dependent upon the application deadline for the student’s preferred major. When previewing the application prior to submission, you will see all portions of the online application form, including those not relevant to the program for which you are applying. This is to be expected and will not impact your application provided you completed the sections relevant to your desired LEP major.

Please note:

  • Students applying for the fall semester are able to complete a gateway course during the summer, either at UMD or another institution. In order to be considered, courses must be taken during UMD’s Summer 1 Session. If the course is taken at another institution, it must be completed by the end of UMD’s Summer 1 Session. Students applying to change their major for the spring semester are not able to complete gateway courses during the winter term.
  • First semester freshman wanting to change to or add a JOUR LEP have until the last day of the schedule adjustment period in their first semester to change/add a JOUR LEP. First semester freshman meeting this deadline will be treated as directly admitted freshmen and will not have to complete the gateway requirements prior to admissions.


  • Completion of ENGL101 [Academic Writing] with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of MATH107 [Introduction to Math Modeling and Probability] or higher
  • Completion of JOUR 201 [News Writing and Reporting I] with a minimum grade of C- (JOUR 201 requires completion of JOUR181 [Grammar for Journalists] and JOUR 200 [Journalism History, Roles and Structures] with minimum grades of C-.)

A minimum grade point average of 2.8 in all courses is required.


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Freshman Students


All students accepted directly as freshman into the College of Journalism must complete a series of gateway courses and a review at 45 credits.


  • Completion of ENGL101 [Academic Writing] with a minimum grade of C-
  • Completion of MATH107 [Introduction to Math Modeling and Probability] or higher
  • Completion of JOUR 201 [News Writing and Reporting I] with a minimum grade of C- (JOUR 201 requires completion of JOUR181 [Grammar for Journalists] and JOUR 200 [Journalism History, Roles and Structures] with minimum grades of C-.)

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses is required at the 45-credit review.


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Contact

main administration building

College Park Campus

Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Phone: 301‐405‐2399

Majors offered:

  • Journalism


Shady Grove Campus

Major not available at Shady Grove Campus


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