College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Continuing Education

The Institute of Applied Agriculture's (IAA) Continuing Education concentration is designed for students who wish to enroll in select IAA courses without completing the entire 60-credit Certificate in Applied Agriculture. These courses strengthen management skills and prepare personnel for industry certification exams.

Tuition, fees, and grading options are the same for those enrolled in the IAA's certificate program.

How to apply:

To be considered for admission as an IAA Continuing Education student, the applicant must:

  • Submit an IAA application form with $75 fee (make checks payable to University of Maryland). You do not need to write the application essay.

  • Provide documentation of high school graduation or the equivalent. A copy of your high school diploma or GED is acceptable. Applicants may also request for high school or college transcripts to be sent to the IAA. All transcripts must be mailed directly to 2123 Jull Hall, 4196 Stadium Drive, College Park, MD 20742.

  • SAT and/or ACT scores are not required for Continuing Education applicants.


Additional information:

  • High school and college transcripts must be sent to the IAA at 2123 Jull Hall, 4196 Stadium Drive, College Park, MD 20742. Transcripts which are sent to the UMD Office of Admissions will not be forwarded to the IAA.

  • Continuing Education students may register for a maximum of two courses per semester and must meet course prerequisites.

  • On-campus course registration is based on available space, with priority given to certificate-seeking students.

  • Continuing Education students are not required to attend New Student Orientation, but are welcome to do so.

Academic credit for courses taken in the Continuing Education program may be applied toward the completion of a 60-credit Certificate in Applied Agriculture, provided the student fulfills the regular admission requirements.


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