About Academic Support & Career Development

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Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Sunday 2pm-10pm

Welcome to the Academic Support and Career Development Unit (ASCDU) area of This site will provide you with information for both current and prospective student-athletes, as well as parents, fans, and University of Maryland faculty. This site will provide you with information on topics such as academic eligibility, community service, on-campus resources, tutoring services, and much more. 

ASCDU Mission
We educate, develop and serve student-athletes through a culture of academic and athletic excellence

ASCDU Vision:
Our vision is to be the best intercollegiate athletics program while producing graduates who are prepared to serve as leaders in the local, state, and global communities.  

Student-Athlete Advising
Each team is assigned a member of the ASCDU counseling staff to meet with throughout their tenure at the University of Maryland. In addition, each student-athlete has an academic advisor within their declared major department. The ASCDU academic counselors act as a secondary support network that coordinate and implement transitional and developmental programs to address the unique academic and career development needs of student-athletes. In cooperation with the Office of Records and Registration, the ASCDU and the College advisors help to assure that NCAA, ACC and University rules and regulations are followed. To see which ASCDU staff member works with an individual team please visit the ASCDU staff section.