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Incoming Students

Students admitted for fall 2017 are eligible to attend summer session 2017.

Summer session is a great time for incoming freshmen and transfer students to grit going at UMBC. Lighten your fall class load, take required courses, and get acclimated to the campus. Smaller classes and dedicated faculty will give you a jump start on the busy fall semester and help keep you on track to graduate on time or early!

How to change start date from fall to summer

No additional application is necessary. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to change your semester start date from fall to summer 2017.

What to do after you change your start date

If you have not done so already, create your myUMBC account with your UMBC campus ID number and birthdate. Use myUMBC to register for courses. Advising is highly recommended, but not required.

Once registered, you are automatically enrolled in Blackboard, UMBC’s online learning management system. Log-in to your Blackboard account early to check for updates as faculty often post course information/materials before the session begins. Check your UMBC e-mail account on a regular basis for important information prior to the start of classes.

Be aware of important academic and financial dates/deadlines, including schedule adjustment dates, when to pay your bill, and refund dates. Review the FAQ/Services page for important information concerning parking permits, textbooks, student ID cards, transcripts, bill payment, campus text alerts, etc.

Summer bridge program for new freshmen

All incoming freshmen must complete a math and English course during their first year at UMBC. UMBC’s six-week Summer Bridge Program offers required math and writing courses along with an interactive seminar that helps ease the transition from high school to college. Outside of class, dedicated Summer Bridge staff coordinate tutoring and study groups, offer individual advising support, and organize special summer events for new students. Residential and commuter options are available. The Summer Bridge Program is a great way to build a strong academic foundation at UMBC while earning 4 to 8 required credits. Students who successfully complete the program will also receive a scholarship equal to one credit of fall tuition.

The program begins Sunday, July 9 (space is limited).

Contact Laila Shishineh at or (410) 455-3737 for more information.

Four-year degree planning guide

Academic Pathways provides students with a four-year guide to degree planning that includes course requirements by major.

Introductory math requirements

UMBC’s MATH PATH illustrates introductory math course requirements for incoming STEM and non-STEM majors.