General Education Requirments

ACES students can fulfill many of General Education requirments through ACES courses and Honors Seminars. Visit the Prior Learning Credit page to find out which AP, IB, or CLEP credits can be counted as transfer credits towards General Education requirements. ACES students should meet with their academic advisor in their first semester to design a four-year plan that includes all requirements. 

Honors Version Courses

Academic departments across campus offer Honors versions of departmental courses, known as H-Versions. H-version courses end with the “H” suffix and are available only to Honors students. Students should look for H-version courses on www.testudo.umd.edu as they select courses offered by their academic department. 300 and 400-level H-version classes may have prerequisites and/or require permission to register from the department offering the course. Depending on the course, H-version courses may satisfy general education requirements and/or requirements for the honors citation.

Honors Seminars

Honors Seminars go beyond the classroom leveraging unique opportunities for research and study in Washington D.C., the U.S., and abroad. With classes of no more than 20 students, scholars experience learning in an intimate and academically distinguished environment. With professors who are leaders in their fields and the sprawling resources of a Big Ten university, the Honors College offers students an unmatched academic experience.


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