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.
  • 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

Follow the instructions on the UMBC Wiki for information on how to register for courses.

Note: Registration for new students opens on June 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. Please view our Frequently Asked Questions page if you having trouble registering.

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 academic integrity tutorial must be completed the first month of your first semester: September 15 (Fall) or February 15 (Spring).

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 Spring 2024

Schedule of Classes Published:  October 23, 2023
Registration for Newly Admitted Students:  Friday, December 1, 2023
Semester Dates: January 29 to May 14, 2024
Final Exams:  May 16 to 22, 2024
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