Continuing Education

The Institute of Applied Agriculture's (IAA) Continuing Education track 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 Continuing Education students as for certificate-seeking students.

How to Apply:

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

  • Submit the online IAA application formYou 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 electronically to the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are not required for Continuing Education applicants.

Additional Information:

  • High school and college transcripts must be sent to the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • 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 track may be applied toward the completion of a 60-credit Certificate in Applied Agriculture, provided the student fulfills the regular admission requirements.