Graduate Student Services

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Graduate Student Services


The Office of Student Services is responsible for providing programs and services designed to enhance and support our student's experience within the iSchool and the larger campus community. It is our mission to engage students by cultivating, encouraging, and supporting their academic, personal, and professional growth. We offer a variety of services for students, including:

  • Course Registration
  • Academic Program Planning
  • Petitions, Forms, Waivers, and Appeals
  • Graduation Clearances
  • Student Groups and Organizations
  • Campus Referrals

Not sure what courses to register for? Are you trying to determine if a course is a good fit? Are you interested in classes offered in different campus departments? Schedule an appointment with your advisor by contacting


All students register for courses using Testudo, an online registration system. Before registering, check out previous course syllabi, and schedule an appointment with your advisor if you have any questions about your academic progress.

In order to be eligible for registration, students must have their financial accounts settled and have no holds on their account. Please note that Student Services does not have access to your student bill or holds. All questions about your student billing account and holds must be directed to the Office of the Bursar.

The Office of the Registrar has detailed information about Schedule Adjustment (including Drop/Add policies, penalties, and refund schedules), and the Graduate School keeps a calendar of important deadlines.

Policy and Administration

The Graduate School at the University of Maryland provides baseline policies and procedures for all graduate students. Additionally, the iSchool has established additional policies and procedures that are college-wide and oftentimes specific to your academic program. To familiarize yourself with these policies and procedures, please review the iSchool Student Handbooks. It is up to the student to familiarize themselves with the policies and procedures in The Graduate Catalog and in their own particular student handbook.

University of Maryland faculty and staff are committed to academic integrity, and we expect all students and scholars to abide by the Code of Academic Integrity as detailed by the university. Students involved in academic dishonesty will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

Contact Us

Graduate Student Services | College of Information Studies
Patuxent Building Room 2106 | 4161 Fieldhouse Drive | College Park, MD 20742