Academic Checklist

1. Accept Your Admission

2. RSVP for Orientation

  • The Office of Professional Programs provides a mandatory orientation for all students before classes begin. More information about your Orientation and how to register will be shared with you in the coming weeks. Please save the date for your Orientation based on the campus where you have been admitted:
    • Shady Grove Campus (Rockville): August 2, 2023
    • UMBC Campus (Catonsville): August 25, 2023
  • UMBC Campus students are recommended to attend the Graduate School’s online Orientation.
  • Shady Grove students should attend the USG Self Paced Orientation.

3. Decide on Your Course Schedule

4. Enroll in Your Courses

5. Take the Academic Integrity Tutorial in Blackboard

New students are enrolled in the tutorial prior to the beginning of the semester, after registering for classes. The tutorial must be completed by Feburary 15.

Additional Program Information

College Teaching & Learning Science Students

College Teaching and Learning Science students may need authorization before enrolling in courses. Contact your GPD for authorization. If you have additional questions contact the Student Success group.

Community Leadership Students

Community Leadership students may need authorization before enrolling in non-CLDR courses. Contact that program’s coordinator or the instructor for authorization copying the Student Success group.

Data Science

Students admitted to the Data Science M.P.S. program are required to make a non-refundable $250 deposit to finalize your acceptance before you can register for classes. This is not an additional fee; the deposit will be counted as pre-payment towards your student bill. You will receive instructions within your myUMBC account on how to pay this deposit and finalize your enrollment once you have accepted your admission.

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Important Dates for Fall 2023

Schedule of Classes Published:  Monday, March 27, 2023
Registration for Newly Admitted Students:  Thursday, June 1, 2023
Non-Degree Registration: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Semester Dates: August 30 to December 12, 2023
Last Day to Add/Drop a Class: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Final Exams:  December 14 to 20, 2023
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