For online class searches and registration, UMBC uses PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, an interactive database of all approved subjects and courses available at UMBC. Although PeopleSoft makes it easy to search all UMBC courses by subject, not all subjects are offered each semester.
For detailed instructions on how to search the schedule of classes online, click here.
View step-by-step instructional videos and/or reference guides on how to register, add, drop or swap courses.
During winter session you can register for up to 4.5 credits. To register for more than 4.5 credits, approval is needed.
Students may not register for a course more than two times. Students may petition the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) for a third and final attempt of a course taken at UMBC or another institution. All required documents must be submitted to OUE no later than December 19.
Most instructors will permit students to place themselves on a waitlist once a course reaches capacity and closes.
The waitlist process identifies if open seats exist for a class and (if so) automatically enrolls students on the waitlist into the class according to the student's position on the waitlist.
When adding a class during registration, check the box "Waitlist if class is full" and continue the enrollment process. If the class has a waitlist, you will be notified of your position on the waitlist after you have completed registration.
Note: January 1, 2013 is the last day students will automatically be enrolled in classes from waitlists.
The time frame when you can use your myUMBC account to SWAP, ADD, or DROP a course.
After January 17, the only way to drop a course is to withdraw from the session. Submit an (RT) Help Ticket to the Registrar’s Office requesting a “semester withdraw.” A notation of “Session Withdrawal” will appear on your transcript.
Academic departments schedule independent study winter courses on an “as needed” basis. To request the course be added to the winter schedule, contact the appropriate academic department before the final day to register (January 7).