University System of Maryland
University System of Maryland Campus Advisors
You are not required to go through any office on your campus in order to apply to the CLS Program. However, we recommend you make use of resources available on your campus to strengthen your application.
Resources on your campus may include an academic advisor, the Scholarships Office, Fellowships Office, Merit Awards Office, Study Abroad Office, Honors Program, Career Office or International Programs Office. A campus writing center may also provide helpful feedback on your essays.
The CLS Program provides resources to help you prepare a competitive application with or without the help of an advisor:
- Review our tips and instruction video about preparing a quality application (links to a video)
- Review our Frequently Asked Questions about applying for the the CLS Program
- Work through our Application Essays Worksheet while you prepare your application (downloads a Word document)