Access Directory ID Activation Code in Graduate Application Portal


For graduate students to activate their Directory IDs, they will need an activation code that can be found on the Graduate Application Portal.

  1. Log in to the Graduate Application Portal.
  2. Click Declare Your Decision.
    • If you do not have the option, click View Decision Letter then click Continue.
      View Descision Letter button highlighted
    • If you have started more than one application, click My Applications then select the correct application.
      Home Screen menu with My Applications highlighted.
  3. Choose Accept Offer. This will open additional fields and sections to be filled out.
    Declare your Decision drop down menu expanded with Accept offer highlighted
  4. The activation code is found under the Directory Credentials section with the following message:

    To set up your University Directory ID, follow the instructions listed at: https://identity.umd.edu/id/newuser.  
    Please note that you’ll need the activation code listed below.

    NOTE: If you do not see a code and have not activated your Directory ID, contact gradappsupport@umd.edu for assistance in creating your Directory ID.