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 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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