Policies & Deadlines

All academic deadlines can be found on the registrar’s published academic calendar, including holiday campus closures and registration dates.

You can find the University’s full course catalog online.

Graduate students at UMBC may enroll full-time or part-time on a semester-to-semester basis without any need for paperwork or approval. However, you are expected to enroll in each consecutive spring and fall semester while pursuing your degree. More information about this continuous enrollment policy, as well as other expectations and policies, can be found in the Graduate School’s website and the Graduate Catalog. *Please note that international students attending on an F-1 visa must carry a full time course load (9 credits or more per semester).

Important Dates for Spring 2024

Schedule of Classes Published:  October 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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