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2/7/2019 - Schedule Adjustment Period Ends February 8th

Hello Students, 
I hope your spring semester has started off well. 

Friday, February 8, 2019, is the last day of the spring 2019 schedule adjustment period. Spring 2019 Academic Calendar 
(Be sure to also review the spring 2019 Drop/Withdrawal refund schedule first). 

Graduation: Finishing your program? Apply for spring 2019 graduation by February 15th! For details go to:

Academic Integrity Tutorial must be completed by February 15th for all newly admitted Masters and Certificate students. Additional information is here

Spring Career & Internship Fair is Friday, February 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Be sure to check out the Career Center's website for all their services. 

Summer Session Registration begins March 4, 2019. Advising and Registration Instructions will be sent out later this month.


1/25/2019 - Spring 2019 Begins Monday

The spring 2019 semester starts Monday, January 28, 2019. Below you will see some quick links for information and assistance.

Spring 2019 Registration: If you have not received authorization or registered for a spring 2018 course, you should do so now. A late registration fee will be charged if you register after January 27, 2019.

Academic Integrity Web-Based Tutorial: This is required for all new Master’s or certificate graduate students admitted for the spring 2019 semester. It needs to be completed by the second week of the semester.

Textbooks and Materials:

Drop/Withdrawal Refund Schedule: The refund schedule for the spring 2018 schedule adjustment period may be found on the Student Business Services (SBS) website here,

E-Billing Information and Schedule: Tuition Billing is completed by the SBS office and is electronic.

Spring 2019 Graduation/Diploma Applications: If you are finishing your Master’s or Certificate courses this spring 2019 semester your online graduation application is due February 15, 2019.

Blackboard Help and Instructions: If you do not see your registered online course listed within Blackboard, it may mean that the course has not been opened/activated by the instructor to date. All courses should be opened for access by the end of the first day of the semester,

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar:

If you encounter difficulties within your course you should contact your instructor immediately. Do not wait until it is too late.

1/7/2019 - Spring 2019 Begins in 3 Weeks

The spring 2019 semester begins in three weeks on January 28, 2019.

If you have not requested authorization to register or registered online for the spring 2019 semester, you should do so as soon as possible. Authorization does not reserve a seat in a course for a student. Students must register online through their myUMBC accounts. (Online registration instructions:

Spring 2019 Graduation: If you intend to graduate or obtain a certificate in May, you need to apply online by February 15th. Additional Information here,

Spring 2019 drop/withdrawal schedule
Spring 2019 ISD Textbooks:

Please note that EDUC 671 and EDUC 681 will not be offered in the summer session, and there are only a few spots left for the spring 2019 sections

12/18/18 - Fall Grades, Winter Spring Reminders

Thank you for a wonderful semester!

Congratulations to those graduating tomorrow!

Fall 2018 grades are due January 3, 2019, and transcripts updated January 10, 2019, (Some grades may be available to view on your myUMBC account prior to that date.

University Closing over winter break: UMBC will be closed starting Friday, December 21, 2018. The campus will reopen January 3, 2019.

Don't forget to request authorization and register for your winter 2019 or spring 2019 course(s), If you are not registering for a spring 2019 course be sure to complete the Leave of Absence form and send it to me.

The spring (May) graduation/diploma online application is open. If you are finishing your plan of study be sure to apply,

Winter Academic deadlines/calendar
Winter billing dates and refund schedule:
Spring 2019 drop/withdrawal schedule
Spring 2019 ISD Textbooks:

Have a safe and happy winter break.


12/3/2018 - Spring Registration; Graduation Application; Reminders

Spring 2019 Registration: We have been informed that the issue with new student registration has been resolved. If you still are unable to register please let me know. 
If you would like to register for a winter or spring 2019 ISD course, please check the schedule ( and follow the advising and registration instructions that were sent October 15, 2018. ( 

May/Spring Graduates: The Graduate School's online graduation application opened December 1st for May/spring graduation. If you are planning on graduating May 2019 be sure to read the graduation information section of the website:

E-Billing: The Student Business Services (SBS) office bills students electronically, based on when you register. If you register for spring 2019 by December 31st, your E-Bill will be sent January 1st. E-Billing Schedule:

Spring 2019 Payment Plan Information

Spring 2019 Textbooks:

Fall 2018 Course Evaluations: Please complete the online course evaluations. This feedback is helpful as it guides program development and enhancement. The fall 2018 survey window is November 28th through December 11th. (


11/9/2018 - Last Day to Withdraw for Fall; Spring Registration

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, is the last day to withdraw from a fall 2018 course with a grade of "W". (

Winter and spring 2019 registration is underway. If you are looking to register for the winter 2018 course, please let us know. Spring 2018 authorization and registration instructions were sent out on October 15, 2018, and a copy may be found here,

Billing: UMBC bills students electronically. Additional information, including a billing schedule, may be found here,

Payments: The Student Business Services office handles billing and payments. Information may be found here,

Drop and Withdrawal Schedules: Winter 2019's drop/withdrawal refund schedule may be found here: 2019's schedule has not been posted to date.) 


9/20/2018 - Renee Eisenhuth Office Move

Starting September 25th, Program Coordinator Renee will be on the main campus with a new phone number. Here is the information.

Office Location: 
1000 Hilltop Circle
Sherman Hall B Wing, Rm447
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-8169

Thank you.

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