Visiting students are students who wish to enroll at UMBC for only one term, such as summer or winter session. For example, visiting students typically attend another college or university and want to earn specific course credits at UMBC that will transfer back to their home institution.
During winter session, you can earn up to 4.5 credits. To register for more than 4.5 credits, approval is needed.
Visiting students are not required to submit transcripts to UMBC for one term admission, but must be in good standing at their home institution.
NOTE: While transcripts are not required for visiting student admission, some instructors may request an unofficial transcript if the course has pre- or co-requisite requirements.
Application & Admissions
Visiting students must complete an application for admission for winter session.
Inter-Institutional Enrollment applies to fall and spring semesters only. Students from other USM schools who wish to enroll in summer or winter sessions must apply to UMBC for admission.
- Verify courses transfer back to your home institution
Activate myUMBC account (for first time myUMBC users)
- Register for courses online (October 28 - January 1) through myUMBC.
Get a parking permit, and review directions to UMBC and campus map
Please note: Parking permits should be secured several weeks in advance, as they will not be processed during winter break (December 25 through January 1).
- Pay student bill
- Purchase textbooks
Winter session textbooks are available in December at the UMBC Bookstore or can be ordered online. Textbooks, in the same condition as purchased, can be returned for a full refund with a sales receipt until January 8.
Verify class location and meeting times
Check final grades
- If you need to order a transcript, please follow these directions from the Registrar's Office