Enrollment Freeze Dates

Fiscal Year 2015


Enrollment Freeze Date

Summer 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Winter 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Spring 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fiscal Year 2014


Enrollment Freeze Date

Summer 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Fall 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Winter 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Spring 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Reporting Calendars

Glossary of Terms

Academic Year

The period of time generally extending from June to May; usually equated to a sequence of three semesters (summer, fall, spring).

Adjusted Full-Time Equivalent Student

The enrollments for the University of Maryland, Baltimore and its funding peers are adjusted to reflect the higher cost of educating first professional students. The AFTES enrollment is weighted to reflect the full instructional cost ratios per full-time equivalent student. Each first professional student is equal to four full-time equivalent students, which is based on a study published in the Journal of Education Finance (Brinkman, Paul T. 1989. "Instructional Costs per Student Credit Hour: Differences by Level of Instruction" Vol. 15 (Summer), pp 34-52). The AFTES enrollment is then calculated by the following formula: AFTES = (full-time undergraduate and graduate students) + (full-time professional students x 4) + 1/3 [(part-time undergraduate and graduate students) + (part-time first professional students x 4)]. Source: MHEC Funding Guidelines Enrollment Data Report, July 2002, page 2.


Abbreviation for Adjusted Full-Time Equivalent Student.


A degree awarded for satisfactory completion of not less than 120 semester hours, or equivalent hours of college credit representing a planned sequence of learning experience. 

Credit Hours

A unit of measure applied toward the total number of hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, certificate, or other formal award, which represents:
a) a minimum of 15 hours (50 minutes each) of actual class time;
b) a minimum of 30 hours (50 minutes each) of supervised laboratory or studio time;
c) a minimum of 45 hours (50 minutes each) of instructional situations such as practica, internships, and cooperative educational placements;
d) instruction delivered by instructional television (ITV) or other electronic media based on the equivalent outcomes in student learning of (a) above, and may include a combination of telelessons, classroom instruction, student consultation with instructors, and readings.  

Degree Seeking

Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or other formal award. High School students also enrolled in postsecondary courses for credit are not considered degree/certificate seeking.  

First-Professional Degree

No longer used in 2009 and later.  A degree that signifies both completion of the academic requirements for beginning practice in a given profession and a level of professional skill beyond that normally required for a bachelor's degree. UMB confers the following first-professional degrees: medicine (MD); dentistry (DDS); pharmacy (PharmD); and law (JD). Source: National Center for Education Statistics Glossary.

First-Professional Enrollment

No longer used in 2009 and later.  The number of students enrolled in a professional school or program requiring at least 2 years of academic college work for entrance and a total of at least 6 years for a degree, including both previously required college work and the professional program itself. These programs include dentistry (DDS or DMD), medicine (MD), optometry (OD), osteopathic medicine (DO), pharmacy (DPhar), podiatric medicine (DPM), veterinary medicine (DVM), chiropractic (DC or DCM), law (JD), and theological professions (MDiv or MHL). UMB enrolls students in the following first-professional programs: medicine (MD); dentistry (DDS); pharmacy (PharmD); and law (JD). Source: National Center for Education Statistics Glossary.

Fiscal Year

The State of Maryland and the University System of Maryland report fiscal activity from July 1 through June 30 of the following year, known as a fiscal year. The fiscal year is known by the calendar year in which it ends. Thus, fiscal year 2003 began July 1, 2002 and ends June 30, 2003. Common abbreviations are FY or just "fiscal". Fiscal year enrollment is calculated as the average of the fall and spring enrollment by attendance status and residency for each program. Because it is calculated this way, fiscal year headcount for the entire university or a particular program is not necessary the average of the fall and spring enrollments.


Abbreviation for Full-Time Equivalent Student.


A student determined by the institution as having a normal academic load in terms of course work or other activity. Normally, an undergraduate student will be enrolled for twelve or more semester credits (or quarter hours). A graduate student will be enrolled for nine or more semester credits (or quarter hours). A doctoral student is defined by the institution.

Full-Time Equivalent Student

A representation of the number of students enrolled at an institution, each registered for a full credit hour load. FTES are normally calculated on a fiscal year basis, but can be done for an individual term, using a different set of factors.

Graduate Student

A student enrolled in a program of study beyond the bachelor's degree and typically requiring a bachelor's degree for entrance.  Generally excluded the First-Professional programs prior to 2009, but includes the Professional Practice Doctorate for 2009 and later. 


A count of the actual number of students enrolled at a particular point in time, usually two weeks after the beginning of each term. The fall term enrollment is the most widely reported, and is used as the basis of comparison with other peer institutions. Reporting requirements to MHEC and IPEDS use fall headcount enrollment. The attendance status of each student is determined using a pre-determined set of factors applied to the number of credits for which the student is enrolled (with the exception of the Graduate School).


An award that requires the successful completion of a program of study of generally one or two full-time equivalent academic years of work beyond the bachelor's degree.

Non-Degree Seeking

Students enrolled in courses for credit who are recognized by the institution as having no intent of seeking a degree or who have not made a declaration of degree intention.


A student who is taking less than the normal academic load for a full-time student.

Professional Practice Doctorate

A doctor’s degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as "first-professional" and may include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry (O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution.  UMB enrolls students in the following first-professional programs: dentistry (DDS); law (JD); medicine (MD); nursing practice (DNP); pharmacy (PharmD); and physical therapy (DPT). 

Research & Scholarship Doctorate

A Ph.D. or other doctor's degree that requires advanced work beyond the master’s level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement. Some examples of this type of degree may include Ed.D., D.M.A., D.B.A., D.Sc., D.A., or D.M, and others, as designated by the awarding institution.

Undergraduate Student

A student enrolled in a bachelor's degree program or in a program below the baccalaureate. Includes students taking course work below a bachelor's degree whether degree seeking or non-degree seeking.