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5/22/2018 - Summer Begins in One Week

Summer 2018 Begins in 1 Week: If you want to take a summer course be sure to obtain authorization and register through your myUMBC account. The summer session begins May 29, 2018, and if you wait to register until that day or later you will be charged a late registration fee.
Non-degree student registration for summer 2018 begins today,
Summer 2018 Academic Dates: (http://summer.umbc.edu/calendar#academic)
May 29th: Twelve Week Summer Session Begins
June 1st: Last Day to Add/Drop without a "W" for 12-week summer session
July 27th: Last day to drop Individual courses with a grade of "W"
August 14th: Last day for a "Complete Withdrawal" from summer session
August 17th: Session ends
(Be sure to view the financial dates, http://summer.umbc.edu/financial#financial, when dropping or withdrawing from a course).

Summer Blackboard: Most blackboard sections of summer courses will not be opened until the first day of the summer session (May 29th). (Blackboard FAQs: https://wiki.umbc.edu/display/faq/Blackboard).


Summer 2018 Graduation/Diploma Applications: The online diploma application is open until June 15th for summer graduation/diplomas. If you are completing your plan of study in August 2018, you must completed the online application and then the supplemental application. More information and links may be found here, http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation.

Spring 2018 Grades: Are not due until May 30th (https://registrar.umbc.edu/calendars/grading-schedule/). Official grades may be viewed through your myUMBC account. (Not all instructors will post grades in Blackboard.)

 

5/14/2018 - End of Spring, Summer Fall Reminders

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2018,  is the last day for a complete semester withdraw from all spring 2018 courses, (https://registrar.umbc.edu/calendars/academic-calendars/). Must be completed through myUMBC Help Request.

Final Grades: Spring 2018 grades are not due until Wednesday, May 30, 2018 (https://registrar.umbc.edu/calendars/grading-schedule/). Not all instructors place grades in Blackboard. The official place to view your grades is through your myUMBC account (under "Guide" select "Classes and Grades"). Transcripts are updated June 6, 2018.

Spring 2018 Course Evaluations: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, is the last day to complete a spring 2018 course evaluations. Access the course evaluation through Blackboard. Additional information may be found here, https://oir.umbc.edu/student-course-evaluations/.

E-Billing: Find information about E-billing and the schedule here, https://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/.

Summer Payment Plan Information: https://sbs.umbc.edu/summer-2018-monthly-payment-plan/ (last day to enroll for two payments is May 19th).
Fall Payment Plan Information: https://sbs.umbc.edu/fall-2018-monthly-payment-plan/ (first day to enroll is June 1st).

Summer Diplomas/Graduation: Online summer graduation application deadline is June 15th, http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation.

Summer 2018 Courses Begin in Two Weeks! There is still time to register for a course. Find advising and registration instructions under 2/23/2018 here, http://isd.umbc.edu/communication. (Non-degree registration begins May 22, 2018).

Fall 2018 Advising and Registration Instructions may be found under 3/26/2018, http://isd.umbc.edu/communication. New Master and certificate student registration for fall 2018 begins June 1st. 

5/3/2018 - Still Time To Register for Summer 2018

There is still time to register for a summer 2018 course. The summer session begins May 29, 2018. (Academic Calendar: http://summer.umbc.edu/calendar#academic)

Summer session is a great time to continue your degree progression, and have an opportunity to take some courses that are not normally offered in fall and spring semesters. 

Some of the courses that you will only see in the summer are:
Send your advising forms to Dr. Hodell for review and approval. (Summer advising and registration instructions are here, http://isd.umbc.edu/communication, under 2/23/2018). You may also request your fall courses at the same time, if you have not done so already.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance.

Thanks, Renee reisen@umbc.edu

  • See a course that does not count towards your plan of study, but still interested in taking it? Contact me, you may still be able to register for the course.
  • If you are receiving some type of aid (remission, reimbursement, loans, etc.) be sure to check your availability and requirements for summer courses, with the appropriate parties.
  • Summer registration is not required to be considered an active student. The Graduate School's continuous registration policy only counts towards fall and spring semesters.

 

4/27/2018 - Summer, Fall Registration and Important Links

Summer and Fall Registration: Summer and fall registration is underway. You may find a copy of the registration instructions here, http://isd.umbc.edu/communication; Summer 2/23/18 and Fall 3/26/18. Do not miss a course you want because you waited to register. (You may list summer and fall requests on the same advising form to Dr. Hodell.


Summer 2018 Textbooks: (only summer 2018 textbooks are currently listed) http://isd.umbc.edu/textbooks

Summer Academic Calendar Important Dates: (http://summer.umbc.edu/calendar#academic)
12-Week Summer Session Begins: May 29, 2018 (Late Registration Period begins)
Last Day to Add a Course or Drop without a "W" for the 12-week session: June 1, 2018
Last Day to Drop an Individual 12-Week Course with a "W": July 27, 2018
Last Day for "Complete Withdrawal" from 12 week session: August 14, 2018
12-Week Session Ends: August 17, 2018

Summer Financial Calendar: (refund schedule if you drop a course): http://summer.umbc.edu/financial#financial

Summer Payment Plans: http://summer.umbc.edu/viewaccount#monthly_payment (Deadline to enroll for two month payment plan is May 19th).

Summer Graduation Requests: If you are completing your Masters or certificate plan of study at the end of the summer session, you should apply for your diploma. The last day to complete the application is June 15th. Information and links for applying for diplomas may be found here, http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation. (Fall/December online graduation applications do not open until July 1st)

Office of Summer & Winter Programs Scholarship Information: http://summer.umbc.edu/scholarships#scholarships (Deadline to apply May 4th)

Holds: Make sure you do not have any holds on your student account. Having a hold on your account may prevent future registration, https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=31198450

E-Billing: New to E-Billing? Learn what you need to know here, https://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/  and http://summer.umbc.edu/viewaccount#pay_bill
E-Billing Schedule found here: https://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/e-billing-schedule/. (Summer E-bills, for those registered by April 30th, come out May 1st)

Fall Enrollment Applications: If you are a current certificate student or non-degree student interested in applying for the Master's or another ISD program, please contact me. The application deadline for fall is August 1st.

Tuition Remission Deadline for UMBC Employees for Summer I 2018: May 15, 2018 (https://hr.umbc.edu/benefits/tuition-remission/)

4/6/2018 - Last Day to Withdraw Individual Spring Course

Monday, April 9, 2018, is the last day to withdraw from an individual spring 2018 course with a grade of "W" (https://registrar.umbc.edu/files/2017/05/SP_18-Term-Session-and-Table-Dates_posted-05.22.pdf)

Drop and Withdrawal: (Only spring and summer; fall not posted to date) https://sbs.umbc.edu/drop-and-withdrawal/.

Summer and fall 2018 registration for continuing Master's and Certificate students is underway. A copy of the advising and registration instructions may be found on the ISD Communication page, http://isd.umbc.edu/communication.

Billing: UMBC bills students electronically. Additional information, including a billing schedule, may be found here: https://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/.

Payments: The Student Business Services office handles billing and payment. Information may be found here, https://sbs.umbc.edu/payments/.  (Summer payment plan information here: https://sbs.umbc.edu/summer-2018-monthly-payment-plan/)

3/26/2018 - Fall Advising and Registration Instructions

Pre-Advising Reminders:

Fall 2018 Academic Calendar: https://registrar.umbc.edu/calendars/academic-calendars/ The fall 2018 semester begins August 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Drop/Withdrawal Schedule: https://sbs.umbc.edu/drop-and-withdrawal/ (Fall 2018 is not posted as of 3.26.18)

Fall 2018 Registration Instructions
Review the Fall 2018 Schedule Prior to Sending Authorization Requests. http://www.umbc.edu/isd/schedule (Multiple semesters may be listed, make sure you are viewing the correct semester).

  1. Advising: All students must contact Dr. Hodell, hodell@umbc.edu, to receive academic advising, every semester. Please allow Dr. Hodell 7 - 10 days to review and approve your course selections. (See advising link above).
  2. Authorization: After Dr. Hodell approves your course selection, your authorization will be entered into the registration system.
  3. 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: http://registrar.umbc.edu/services/registration/Information-About-Registration/

Registration Schedule:
April 2, 2018: Advance Registration begins for Current Masters and Certificate Students.
June 1, 2018: Registration begins for New Masters and Certificate Students.
August 22, 2018: Registration begins for Non-Degree Students

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. https://wiki.umbc.edu/display/sa/Student+FAQ-+Waitlists.

Authorization Information and Notes:
If you have not sent your summer requests to date, you may now send your summer and fall at the same time on one form.

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 gregw@umbc.edu 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 summer courses.

3/16/2018 - Summer Reminders

Summer online registration is in progress. Do not miss getting in a course you want because you requested authorization and/or registered online too late. View the February 23, 2018, registration instruction email here, http://www.umbc.edu/isd/communication.

Top Reasons You Are Not Able to Register Online for Summer Courses:
·        Holds: You have a hold on your account: https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=31198450
·        Selection: Authorization is section and semester specific. Make sure you are selecting the correct semester and section for your authorization.
·        Plan of Study: You are not in the required plan of study. Some courses are reserved for students in that certificate or Master’s plan of study only (until closer to the semester start date.) If you do not have that plan on your student record, you may be blocked from online registration.
·        Authorization: Your authorization has not been entered to date. Please give enough time, after Dr. Hodell’s approval for everything to be entered.
·        Advising: You did not complete the advising process. An advising form must be sent every semester for course approval.
UMBC will be closed on Monday, March 19th and Tuesday, March 20th.

UMBC E-Billing Schedule: https://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/e-billing-schedule/
Summer 2018 Academic Date: http://summer.umbc.edu/calendar#academic
Summer 2018 Financial Dates: http://summer.umbc.edu/financial#financial

2/23/2018 - Summer Advising and Registration Instructions

Pre-Advising:

Courses by Semester: Look for tentative long range schedule options, http://isd.umbc.edu/schedule#sequence

Course Descriptions and Prerequisites: http://www.umbc.edu/isd/courses

Advising Form and Process: http://www.umbc.edu/isd/advising Be sure your form is completely and correctly filled out.

Applying for Graduation, Comprehensive Exam Dates and Portfolio Information: http://www.umbc.edu/isd/graduation (August online graduation application opens April 1st)

Holds: Make sure you do not have any holds on your account. A hold will prevent you from registering. https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=31198450

E-Billing Schedule: https://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/e-billing-schedule/

Summer 2018 Important Academic Dates: http://summer.umbc.edu/calendar#academic

Summer 2018 Financial Dates: http://summer.umbc.edu/financial#financial

Summer 2018 Registration Instructions Review the Summer 2018 Schedule Prior to Sending Authorization Requests, http://www.umbc.edu/isd/schedule (Multiple semesters may be listed, make sure you are viewing the correct semester). (Registration is a three-step process)

1. Advising: All students must contact Dr. Hodell, hodell@umbc.edu, to receive academic advising, every semester. Please allow Dr. Hodell 7 - 10 days to review and approve your course selections. Be sure to send your finalized form only. (See link above for advising form and instructions).

2. Authorization: After Dr. Hodell approves your course selection, your authorization will be entered into the registration system.

3. 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: http://registrar.umbc.edu/services/registration/Information-About-Registration/

Registration Schedule:

March 5, 2018: Registration begins for current Graduate Masters and Certificate Students

May 22, 2018: Non-Degree Student Registration Begins

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. https://wiki.umbc.edu/display/sa/Student+FAQ-+Waitlists.

Authorization Information and Notes: The ISD Department will enter authorizations for students who request them and are approved. This may 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 gregw@umbc.edu 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.

The fall 2018 schedule has not been posted to date.




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