Taking Grad Courses as an Undergrad
There are opportunities to further advance your undergraduate career with graduate-level courses at UMBC. These opportunities increase the value of your undergraduate education, and can even provide a jump-start to your graduate career.
For Undergraduate Credit
Subject to requirements determined by the program offering the course, undergraduate students may register in the undergraduate college for graduate-level courses (i.e., those numbered in the 600’s to 700’s, with the exception of 798 and 799) for undergraduate credit.
A student seeking this option normally will be in the final undergraduate year; have earned an accumulated grade point average of at least 3.0; have successfully completed, with a grade of ‘B’ or better, the prerequisite and correlative courses; and be a major in the appropriate or a closely related department offering the course.
For Graduate Credit
University System of Maryland undergraduate students who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the discipline in which the graduate course is to be taken and who are within seven credits of graduation may register in the undergraduate college for certain 600-level and higher courses, which may later be counted for credit toward a graduate degree at UMBC if the student is in an approved accelerated program.
Except in approved accelerated programs, the credits must be in addition to those required for the student’s undergraduate degree. Credits in the senior year exceeding those required for graduation cannot be used for graduate credit without prior written approval of the appropriate faculty and the Graduate School.
Get ahead! Our accelerated program is for current UMBC undergraduates who wish to double count credits towards both their bachelor’s degree and a certificate or master’s degree.
Interested students will need their applications signed off by both their undergraduate advisor and the appropriate graduate program director.
For Graduate Credit
If you are a UMBC graduate student and want to take a course at another University System of Maryland institution, please submit the Inter-Institutional Enrollment form to the Registrar’s Office at UMBC.
For Visiting Students
To enroll in a course at UMBC as a graduate student from another university, submit the form to the Registrar’s Office at your university. Your home institution’s registrar will communicate your application information to the host’s registrar.
Here is the Inter-Institutional Enrollment form.