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Registration Assistance

Advising is not required, but highly recommended for summer registration.

How to register

Create your myUMBC account if have not done so already, then log-in to myUMBC.  Follow the step-by-step instructions.

Mobile registration

Use your smart phone or mobile device to register.

How to register for course with prerequisites

Courses with prerequisites may require permission to register.  All visiting students are initially blocked when they try to register for UMBC courses with prerequisites.

How to register for more than 8 credits per session

Enroll in up to 8 credits per session for a maximum 16 total credits during summer. Permission to enroll in excess credits requires advanced approval from your primary major advisor and the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising. Request permission at least one week before classes begin.

Waitlist information

Once a class reaches its seat capacity, it will close and a waitlist will open. Since students often change their schedule, seats may reopen in a closed course during the registration period. Use myUMBC to place your name on a waitlist. Check the box "Waitlist if class is full" when registering. If the class has a waitlist you will be notified of your position on the list.

Registering for multiple component courses

Multiple component courses incorporate two or more formats such as lecture and discussion, or lecture and lab.  STEM courses often have multiple course components.  If you are registering for a multiple component course, you must enroll in all components of that course. Course components are listed under “Class Details” in the online schedule of classes.

Registering for a course you’ve already taken twice

You may not register for the same 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.

Registering for courses with a time conflict

You are not permitted to register for courses that meet at the same time or overlap 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.

Registering for an independent study course

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.