Students must have successfully satisfied the UMBC prerequisite requirements -- or be currently enrolled in the prerequisite course(s) -- before registering in courses with prerequisite requirements.
View Courses With Prerequisite Requirements
Minimum Grade Requirement
- Students currently enrolled in a course that has a “C or better prerequisite requirement" for a summer or winter course will be granted permission to enroll in the upcoming session, but may be required to verify their final grade once current course grades are published.
- Students must drop their course if the minimum grade criteria of the prerequisite course is not met.
- Please be aware of the schedule adjustment deadlines and the refund schedule BEFORE you enroll.
Prerequisite Override Request
- If you receive a registration error indicating that you do not have the appropriate prerequisites, or that you need consent to register, submit a prerequisite override request to the Office of Summer and Winter Programs.
- Students granted a prerequisite override will be given student-specific permission to enroll.
- Please be aware that a prerequisite override does NOT guarantee your enrollment in the course.
- You are still required to register as soon as possible through myUMBC to secure your seat in the class.
What to Include in Your Prerequisite Override Request
- Your name and UMBC campus ID#.
- The name and number of the UMBC course(s) you wish to enroll in.
- The name and number of the course(s) from your home institution that fulfills the UMBC prerequisite course requirement.
- A copy of your unofficial transcript (if you did not previously submit a transcript with your admission application) that includes the prerequisite course(s) and final grade received.
- Please be sure that your transcript clearly shows your name and the name of your home institution.
- Submit prerequisite override request.
Special Information for Visiting Students
- UMBC's registration system does not recognize non-UMBC students’ prior course history, so visiting students are blocked from registering in any UMBC course with prerequisite requirements.
- Even if you submit your transcript with your admissions application, your non-UMBC course history will NOT be entered into UMBC's registration system. You must still submit a prerequisite override request.
- When you apply for a prerequisite override, your transcript will be reviewed manually to verify that the appropriate prerequisite requirements have been met.
- Contact the Office of Summer and Winter Programs for assistance.