College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Apply to the IAA

Earn a two-year Certificate in Applied Agriculture.

Thank you for your interest in the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA). Following the steps below will help you successfully complete the application for admission. Choose from our areas of study and refer to the IAA's admission requirements for additional guidance during the application process.

Step 1:
Complete the IAA application form and write your 300-500 word essay on one of the prompts provided. Be sure to proofread your essay. Note: Agriculture Forward applicants must address Prompt #1.


Step 2:
Mail your application, essay, and nonrefundable $75 application fee to the IAA. Checks and money orders must be made payable to the University of Maryland. The address is:

Institute of Applied Agriculture
Jull Hall, Room 2123
4196 Stadium Drive
College Park, MD 20742


Step 3:
Request that your official high school transcript be sent to the Institute of Applied Agriculture.


Step 4:
If you have taken the SAT or ACT, request that official scores be sent to the IAA. If you have not taken the SAT or ACT, call 301.405.4686 to arrange a time to take the IAA Entrance Exams.


Step 5:
If you are a transfer student, arrange to have official transcripts sent to the IAA from all institutions where college work was attempted or completed.


Step 6:
If you plan to major in Golf Course Management, you must submit a letter of recommendation from a professional in the turf/golf field, and be interviewed by the Golf Course Management advisor. Call 301.405.4686 to set up an interview time.

Agriculture Forward Applicants:
If this is your first time applying to the IAA or the University of Maryland, College Park, fill out the entire application and complete essay Prompt #1.* Include the $75 application fee with your paperwork.

If you have previously applied to the University of Maryland and are applying to the IAA for the same term and have already paid the UMD application fee, you do not need to pay the fee again. Complete the first page of the application and sign under the "Certification" heading on page two. Ag Forward applicants must write an essay addressing Prompt #1.*

*Ag Forward application essays addressing prompts other than Prompt #1 are not admissible.


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