College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Freshmen

Once you are ready to confirm you will be coming to UMD, there are a number of steps you need to take to get ready to start as a student, depending on your admission status. The Office of Admissions has detailed lists of the steps to take to confirm your enrollment:

Fall Admitted Freshmen:

  • Required to attend ANSC/AGNR Orientation, where you will meet with an ANSC advisor and get registered for fall courses.

Spring Admitted Freshmen:

  • Required to attend ANSC/AGNR Orientation, where you will meet with an ANSC advisor and get registered for spring courses.
  • Please make sure to read this important information regarding staying on track with ANSC courses.

Freshmen Connection

  • Must follow Freshmen Connection procedures to get registered for fall courses, and then follow ANSC advising procedures to be advised near the end of the fall semester to get registered for spring courses.
  • Please make sure to read this important information regarding staying on track with ANSC courses.

Once you are an enrolled student (have confirmed your enrollment and followed all the steps on the Admissions site), you should visit the Enrolled Students page for your next steps - including getting registered for Orientation

Minimum Grade Policy:

ANSC has a minimum grade requirement for all major required courses. Students must be meeting minimum grade and GPA standards in order to remain in the ANSC major.

AP/IB Scores and Course Credit:

Students may gain course credit, depending on the score received on AP or IB exams. Please view this chart for a guide to what you will receive credit for, based on your scores.

Math Eligibility and Course Restrictions:

Under University policies, the math pre-requisite for CHEM131/132, BSCI170/171, and BSCI160/161 is officially listed as "ready to take calculus". This means in order to be considered eligible to take any of those courses, students must have completed at least through pre-calculus (MATH113 at UMD), or placed into Calculus through the Math Placement Exam to be eligible to take these courses. There are no exceptions to this policy, so make sure that you take the time to study for the math placement exam before taking it! 

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