Academic Checklist

1. Accept Your Admission

2. RSVP for Orientation

  • The Office of Professional Programs provides orientation for all incoming students before classes begin. We highly encourage you to attend this important event. Use the links below to register for only the orientation at the campus you will be attending:
  • Shady Grove students should attend the USG Self-Paced Orientation.
  • These orientations are separate from other orientations you may be expected to attend, including for the Graduate School or Office of International Students and Scholars.

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 master’s degree 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. Visit the UMBC Graduate School’s website for more information on the Data Science Deposit.

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Important Dates for Fall 2024

Schedule of Classes Published: Monday, March 25, 2024
Registration for Newly Admitted Students:
 Saturday, June 1, 2024
Semester Dates: August 28 to December 10, 2024
Late Day to Add/Drop a Class: Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Final Exams:  December 12 to 18, 2024
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