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Registration Tips

  • Use your smart phone, mobile device, or computer to register through myUMBC.
  • Courses with prerequisites may require permission to register.

How to Register

  1. Create your myUMBC account (if don't already have one)
  2. Log-in to myUMBC
  3. Follow the step-by-step instructions how to add a class

Schedule Adjustment Period

  • During the Schedule Adjustment Period (the first four days of winter session), use myUMBC to add, drop or swap courses (for same number of credits) with no academic or financial penalty.
  • After the end of the schedule adjustment period, please be aware of academic and financial implications for adding or dropping courses.

How to Search the Online Schedule of Classes

  • myUMBC displays the entire catalog of UMBC course subjects, but not all subjects are offered each semester.
  • View courses offered by subject during winter session.
  • Within the course listings, course descriptions provide information about seat availability, additional fees, class format and enrollment requirements.

Waitlist Information

  • If a course if full, use myUMBC to place your name on a waitlist.
  • When adding the 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.
  • If a seat opens in a closed course, and you are in the top position on the waitlist, you will be automatically enrolled in the course.
  • You will NOT be automatically enrolled from a waitlist if you have a time conflict with another course, or if you try to enroll for excess credits (without approval).
  • January 1 is the last day students will automatically be enrolled in classes from the waitlists. After January 1, contact the Office of Summer and Winter Programs for assistance regarding seat availability.
  • Learn more about waitlists.

Multiple Component Courses

  • Multiple component courses are those courses that incorporate two or more formats (e.g. lecture and discussion, or lecture and lab).
  • STEM courses are often offered as multiple component courses.
  • If you are registering for a multiple component course, you must enroll in all components of that course.
  • Components for a course are listed under “Class Details” in the online schedule of classes.

Credit Limits and Excess Credit Approval

  • You can enroll in up to 8 credits per session (maximum 16 total credits in summer session) or 4.5 credits in winter session.
  • Permission to enroll in excess credits requires advanced approval from your primary major advisor and the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising.

Course Time Conflicts

  • You are not permitted to register for more than one course that meets at the same time or overlaps in meeting patterns. The registration system will block your enrollment.
  • If there are extenuating circumstances, you may be permitted to register for courses that share a time conflict if the overlap is minimal and both instructors agree to the exception.
  • • To request a time conflict exception, complete a time conflict form, obtain written approval from both instructors, and submit the signed form to the Registrar’s Office before the end of the Schedule Adjustment Period.

Course Repeat Policy

  • You may not register for a course more than two times. You are considered registered for a course if you are enrolled after the end of the schedule adjustment period.
  • You may petition the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) for a third and final attempt of a course taken at UMBC [or] another institution.
  • An attempt is defined as enrollment in a UMBC course (or its equivalent at another institution) in which the student has received a grade or an official withdrawal noted on the transcript.

Independent Study Courses

  • Academic departments schedule independent study courses on an “as needed” basis. To request the course be added to the schedule, contact the appropriate academic department before the final day to register.