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Visiting Students

UMBC welcomes students from other colleges and universities who want to earn transferable credits during summer session. The deadlines for visiting students to apply for summer admission are:

Session I: May 24
Session II: July 5

After these deadline dates, the summer application is no longer available.

Visiting student requirements

You must be in good academic standing at your home institution and any prior colleges or universities to be eligible for summer admission to UMBC. Your admission is for a single summer term. If you plan to take classes at UMBC for multiple consecutive terms, or if you intend to enroll in the fall or spring semesters, please apply as a non-degree-seeking student.

While a transcript is not required for admission, many courses have prerequisite requirements. If you intend to enroll in a course with prerequisites, you’ll need to provide a transcript from your home institution confirming that you meet the prerequisite requirements before you will be given permission to enroll.We recommend that you submit an unofficial copy of your transcript when you apply.

If you attend another University of Maryland System (USM) school, you must still apply as a visiting student, as USM inter-institutional enrollment is not available in summer or winter sessions.

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Admitted students

You must be admitted as a visiting student before you can enroll in summer classes.

Once you are admitted, taking these steps will help ensure that your summer experience is a good one.

  • Create your myUMBC account using the UMBC campus ID number provided in your admission letter. Use myUMBC to register online for courses.
  • If you attempt to enroll in courses with prerequisite requirements you will initially be BLOCKED from registering. Learn more about how to enroll in courses with prerequisites.
  • 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. Faculty often post course information/assignments in Blackboard before the session begins.
  • Regularly check your UMBC e-mail account. The university will communicate with you through this account. Learn how to forward your UMBC account to another email account here.
  • Be aware of important academic and financial dates/deadlines, including schedule adjustment dates, when to pay your bill, and refund dates.
  • Review FAQ/Services for information about parking permits, textbooks, student ID cards, transcripts, and bill payment.
  • Once the session ends, request an official transcript. You can also download an unofficial transcript through myUMBC.

Pre-college students

UMBC offers both credit and non-credit options pre-college (high school & middle school) students.

Credit Courses

High school graduates can get a jump start on college in summer session. Incoming UMBC fall students can take summer classes that are required during their first year, including introductory math and writing courses.

High school graduates who will attend other colleges or universities in the fall can also take summer classes at UMBC. Most credits earned are transferable to other institutions.

Current high school students (rising juniors or seniors) are also eligible to enroll in summer session if they meet early admission requirements. Most credits earned can be applied to degree programs at UMBC or are transferable to other colleges and universities.

Non-credit Programs

UMBC’s Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) offers a variety of fun and stimulating academic programs for middle and high school students. One and two week programs are available in science, engineering, technology, arts and humanities.