Learning and Performance Technology Advising

Every semester, each student is required to have academic advising.  Advising is designed to make sure each student is completing the program in a timely and efficient manner.  It is also required before a student is given authorization to register for the next semester.

Completed advising forms need to be sent to lapt@umbc.edu.  Students who are unsure which courses to take should utilize advising to discuss course choice/sequence, academic performance issues, and student progress.

Spring 2022

Advanced Registration Begins: Monday, November 1, 2021
Registration for Newly Admitted Students:  Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Non-Degree Registration: Friday, January 24, 2022
Semester Dates: January 31, 2022 to May 17, 2022
Last Day to Add/Drop a Class: Friday, February 11, 2022
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View the Spring 2022 Schedule of Classes


Click here for the Academic Advising Planning PDF Form. It may take 7 – 10 days to review and approve an advising planning form during times of high volume. (Advising authorization does not reserve a seat in a course for a student. Please check your registration dates).

The Academic Advising form should contain the following: 

  • Complete the General Information section completely
  • If you have completed any course, enter the term, (Fall, Spring or Summer) and year that a course was completed under the column marked “Semester Completed.” 
  • If you are currently enrolled in a course, enter the current term by the course under the column, “Semester Enrolled/Anticipated”
  • Please indicate your projected courses for the next semester in the “Semester Enrolled/Anticipated” section.

Once the form is completed and returned, it is the responsibility of the student to e-mail to check for approval and determine if additional advising is necessary.

Course Registration: A three step process. Review the schedule of classes prior to sending your authorization form to ensure that the courses are offered.

  1. Advising: Send your completed advising form to lapt@umbc.edu.
  2. Authorization Process: After your course selection is approved, we will enter your authorization into the registration system.
  3. Online Registration: After students are authorized they may register online via myUMBC according to the dates below. Authorization does not guarantee a seat in a course. Students must register online are advised to do so as soon as possible. The Registrar’s Office provides instructions for how to register online.

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