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10/15/2018 - Spring 2018 Registration Instructions

Pre-Advising Reminders: 

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar: The spring 2019 semester begins January 28, 2019,
Spring 2019 Drop/Withdrawal Refund Schedule: The spring 2019 schedule is not posted as of 9.5.18 check back at

Spring 2019 Registration Instructions 
Review the spring 2019 Schedule Prior to Sending Authorization Requests. (Multiple semesters may be listed, make sure you are viewing the correct semester).

  • Advising: All students must contact Dr. Hodell,, to receive academic advising, every semester. Please allow Dr. Hodell 7 - 10 days to review and approve your course selections. (See advising link above). 
  • Authorization: After Dr. Hodell approves your course selection, your authorization will be entered into the registration system.  
  • Online Registration: After students are authorized, they may register online via myUMBC according to the dates below. Authorization does not guarantee a seat in a course. Students must register online and are advised to do so as soon as possible. Instructions for how to register online may be found here,

Spring 2019 Registration Schedule: 
Graduate Advance Registration:
October 29th 9:30 a.m. Students with 49 or more earned credits
October 29th 1:30 p.m. Students with 37 or more earned credits
October 30th 9:30 a.m. Students with 25 or more earned credits
October 31st 9:30 a.m. Students with 12 or more earned credits
General Registration for all Continuing Graduate Students Begins: November 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
New Master/Certificate Student Registration Begins: November 30, 2018
Non-Degree Student Registration Begins: January 21, 2019

Wait List: ISD courses automatically have the Student Administration (SA) System hold any wait lists. The ISD department cannot prioritize the wait list, nor can we override the wait list.

Authorization Information and Notes:  
The ISD Department will enter authorizations for students who request them and are approved. This will result in some courses having more authorizations issued than available seats in a course. We will also continue to give authorization to courses that are full. 

Students interested in EDUC 792T and EDUC 794 should contact Dr. Williams directly at prior to requesting authorization to discuss their internship or final project. You must include in your email to Dr. Hodell that you have spoken to Dr. Williams before Dr. Hodell will approve. 

Textbooks are currently only posted for fall 2018 courses. 
You may currently request winter 2019’s EDUC 689 at the same time as your spring request.

9/21/2018 - Winter 2019 Course

Winter 2019 Course:

We are planning on offering an elective course during the 2019 winter session for students in the Master’s program. (Other interested students may also contact us for authorization). The course is EDUC 689: Advance Special Topics in Education: Managing Your Career. Winter registration begins October 22, 2018. You must receive authorization to register.

This is a three credit graduate level course that may be used as an elective for the ISD Training Systems Master’s degree. The main objective of the course is to prepare students to advance their career goals. The course description may be found here,

The course will be taught online and have individual coaching and career advising sessions with students using the phone, webcams, Skype, Blackboard, and more. Scheduled as a winter session course, which is normally only three to four weeks long, students may have an incomplete grade assigned to them at the end of the winter session and may extend their work and assignments beyond January. When students finish their assignments, they will have a final grade submitted. (Academic deadlines and financial deadlines must still follow UMBC’s schedule:

Follow this link to view the video on YouTube for more course information,

Winter Session Date Information:

Winter Registration Begins: October 22, 2018
Winter Session Begins: January 2, 2019
Last Day of Schedule Adjustment Period: January 7, 2019

Winter Session Ends:  January 25, 2019
Winter 2019 Calendar:

Winter 2019 Account/Billing Information:

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.

9/5/2018 - Review Drop Refund Dates and Other Links

We hope your fall 2018 semester started off great.

Review the below links to stay informed of important dates and deadlines.

Drop/Withdraw Refund Dates The refund amount dates are different than the academic calendar dates. Be sure to review it if you think you may drop or withdraw from a course.

Fall 2018 Academic Calendar


Online Graduation Applications Due September 15, 2018,

Academic Integrity Tutorial due September 15th for new Masters and certificate students,

GSA Writing Help flyer attached.

Career Center’s Fall Career Fair: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m.

8/14/2018 - Summer Reminders, Fall Information

Summer Session Reminders: Today is the last day for a complete semester withdraw from summer 2018 session ( last day of the summer session is Friday, August 17, 2018. Be sure to complete your student course evaluation by August 17th. (

Fall Advising and Registration: If you have not received authorization or registered for a fall 2018 course, you should do so now. A late registration fee will be charged if you register August 29th or later. (Non-degree students cannot register until August 22nd)




Reigstrar's Fall 2018 Academic Calendar:

E-Billing, Billing Schedule, Drop/Withdrawal Refund Schedule: Tuition billing is completed by the Student Business Services (SBS) office and is electronic. The e-billing schedule is based on when you register. Find additional information about e-billing on the SBS website here,  Be sure to check out the fall 2018 Drop/Withdrawal refund schedule:

December Graduates: If you are finishing your Master's or certificate plan of study this fall 2018 semester your online graduation application is due September 15th. For more information and links go to:

Blackboard Help and Instructions: All courses should be opened for access on the first day of the semester (August 29th). If you are checking for your Blackboard course before August 29th and do not see it listed, this means the course has not been opened by the instructor. Check to make sure you are registered, and then check back on the first day of the semester. If you need assistance with Blackboard review the Frequently Asked Questions:

UMBC Employee Tuition Remission Deadline August 15th

Academic Integrity Web-Based Tutorial: This is required for new masters and certificate graduate students and must be passed by September 15th. Additional information here,


7/27/2018 - Today Last Day to Withdraw from Summer

TODAY, July 27, 2018, is the last day to withdraw from an individual 12-week summer session course,, with a "W" on your transcript. (You may want to check in with your professor prior to withdrawing, there is no refund

Fall 2018 is less than five weeks away starting on August 29, 2018. Some courses are close to capacity, do not delay in registering.

Fall 2018 Textbooks and Materials are listed on our website here,

E-Billing Information:

Graduation Applications for December are online and open for those finishing their plan of study at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Additional information and links may be found here,

6/29/2018 - Summer and Fall Information and Reminders

The UMBC campus is closed Wednesday, July 4th.

The last day to withdraw from an individual 12-week summer 2018 course is July 27, 2018. (With a "W"). The full summer 2018 academic calendar is here, (Financial Calendar here: No refunds for dropped/withdrawn summer session 1 courses).

Fall graduation/diploma applications are scheduled to open online July 1st. Additional information and links are located here,  

Register for fall 2018 courses: Be sure to submit your advising form to Dr. Hodell for your fall 2018 course requests. (Any advising requests sent after today will not be reviewed until July 7th.) Advising and Registration instructions are under March 26: If you already received authorization be sure to register online, ( Authorization does not guarantee a student a seat in a course. Students must register online through their myUMBC account. 

Academic Integrity Tutorial: This is required for all new Master's and certificate students (summer and fall admits). You must take and pass the tutorial with a score of 80% or above. The Graduate School will send an email to students when the fall 2018 tutorial is open for completion. It is not expected to have the fall 2018 academic tutorial opened until the end of July. Do not complete a past semester's tutorial; the Graduate School cannot check the results. When you do complete the tutorial, you are advised to print your results. (

New student orientation: We will be having our fall orientation online on August 22, 2018; at 7 p.m. Orientation is not required but recommended for new ISD students. New students (and students who were not able to attend a previous orientation) may register to attend here

Tuition Bills: The Student Business Services Office handles tuition billing electronically. Learn more about e-billing and view the e-billing schedule here, You may also find information about their payment plan on the Student Business Services website,

Remind: Want to receive text message reminders on the first day to register, last day to enroll/withdraw/drop/apply for graduation? Then sign up for Remind.

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