Spring 2018 Important Dates: https://registrar.umbc.edu/files/2017/05/SP_18-Term-Session-and-Table-Dates_posted-05.22.pdf
January 22, 2018: Non-degree registration begins
January 28, 2018: Last day to cancel spring 2018 registration
January 29, 2018: First day of spring 2018 (beginning of late registration)
February 9, 2018: Last day to add a course or drop a course without a grade of “W” on transcript
February 15, 2018: Last day to apply for spring 2018 graduation
April 9, 2018: Last day to withdraw from individual courses with a grade of “W” on transcript
May 15, 2018: Last day to withdraw from UMBC from all courses for spring semester (must be submitted via myUMBC Help request)
Spring 2018 Registration: If you want to take a spring 2018 course, be sure to request authorization and register through your myUMBC account. (Authorization only does not reserve a seat in a course. Online registration instructions: https://registrar.umbc.edu/services/registration/Information-About-Registration/). A copy of the spring 2018 advising and registration instructions can be found here, http://isd.umbc.edu/communication, under 10/17/2017.
Spring 2018 Diploma Requests: Students completing the requirement for their Master’s degree or certificate diploma in the spring 2018 semester must submit their online graduation application by February 15, 2018. Information and links are found here, http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation.
Spring 2018 Quick Links: Things you should look through before the start of the semester.
Billing Information (Student Business Services): https://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/
Payment Information (Student Business Services): https://sbs.umbc.edu/payments/
Spring 2018 Financial Dates: https://sbs.umbc.edu/spring-2018-dropwithdrawal/
Portfolio Requirement: http://isd.umbc.edu/portfolio
New Student Welcome: http://isd.umbc.edu/welcome
Tuition Remission Deadlines for UMBC Employees: https://hr.umbc.edu/benefits/tuition-remission/
Today, November 14, 2017, is the last day to drop an individual fall 2017 course with a grade of “W” (https://registrar.umbc.edu/files/2017/02/Fall-2017-Academic-Calendar_Final_posted02.08.pdf)
Winter and spring 2018 registration is underway. If you are looking to register for the winter 2018 course, please let me know. Spring 2018 authorization and registration instructions were sent out on October 17, 2017, and may be found here: http://www.umbc.edu/isd/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 payments. Information may be found here, https://sbs.umbc.edu/payments/.
Drop and Withdrawal (Fall, Winter, and Spring): https://sbs.umbc.edu/drop-and-withdrawal/
Winter 2018 registration is open. If you would like to register for the winter 2018 elective EDUC 689 Advance Special Topics: Managing Your Career, be sure to include that on your advising form to Dr. Hodell.
· Enrollment Applications for spring 2018 are due December 1st. If you are a certificate student who wants to continue into the Masters or a non-degree student who wants to continue into a certificate, please contact me before completing an application.
· Spring registration begins next week. Send your advising forms to Dr. Hodell for approval.
· Payment Plan registration for spring 2018 begins November 1st http://sbs.umbc.edu/spring-2018-monthly-payment-plan/
· The last day to withdraw from an individual fall 2017 course with a grade of “W” is November 14th (Be aware of any financial and academic implications before withdrawing from a course).
· If you applied for a certificate diploma for fall 2017, the diploma charge should have been placed on your bill within the past two weeks. Do not delay in paying it or you may receive a late payment fee.
Courses by Semester: Look for tentative long-range schedule options, http://isd.umbc.edu/schedule#sequence. There have been some changes since fall make sure to review.
Course Descriptions and Prerequisites: http://isd.umbc.edu/courses
Advising Form and Process: http://isd.umbc.edu/advising Be sure your form is completely filled out.
Applying for Graduation, Comprehensive Exam Dates and Portfolio Information: http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation The spring online graduation applications opens December 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: http://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/e-billing-schedule/
Spring 2018 Academic Calendar: http://registrar.umbc.edu/files/2017/05/SP_18-Term-Session-and-Table-Dates_posted-05.22.pdf
Spring 2018 Drop/Withdrawal Schedule: http://sbs.umbc.edu/drop-and-withdrawal/ (Spring 2018 is not posted as of 10.11.2017)
Spring 2018 Registration Instructions
Review the Spring 2018 Schedule Prior to Sending Authorization Requests. http://isd.umbc.edu/schedule (Multiple semesters may be listed, make sure you are viewing the correct semester).
October 30, 2017: Registration begins for Current Masters and Certificate Students.
December 1, 2017: Registration begins for New Masters and New Certificate Students.
January 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:
The ISD Department will enter all approved authorizations for students. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 courses.
There will be an elective course offered during the 2018 winter session for students in the Master’s program. The course is EDUC 689: Advance Special Topics in Education: Managing Your Career. Winter Registration begins October 23, 2017. You must receive authorization to register. (http://www.umbc.edu/isd/schedule)
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, http://www.umbc.edu/isd/courses.
The course will be taught online and have individual coaching and career advising sessions with students using the phone, webcams, Skype, Blackboard, and more. It is scheduled as a winter session course, which is normally, only three to four weeks long. However, 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 still follow UMBC’s schedule, http://www.umbc.edu/winter/index).
Follow this link to view the video on YouTube for more course information, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbaK2igIfKA&feature=youtu.be
Winter 2018 Dates:
Registration Begins: October 23, 2017
Session Dates: January 2 – January 26, 2018
Last Day of Schedule Adjustment Period: January 5, 2018
Winter 2018 Academic Calendar/Important Dates: http://www.umbc.edu/winter/calendar#academic
Winter 2018 Financial Dates: http://www.umbc.edu/winter/financial#financial
Today is the Last Day of the Summer 2017 Session! Remember to complete the summer course evaluations today. (Grades are not due until August 22nd and should be available on transcripts on August 24th).
Last Day to Drop an individual 12-week summer course is July 27th!
Summer academic calendar: http://umbc.edu/summer/importantdates
The Fall 2017 semester begins in 6 weeks on August 30, 2017.
Payment Plan: You must enroll by July 19th for the four installment option. Additional information about the payment plan may be found on the Student Business Services (SBS) website: http://sbs.umbc.edu/fall-2017-monthly-payment-plan/.
E-Billing: Tuition Billing is handled electronically by the SBS office, and is based when you register for courses. View the E-Billing Schedule here, http://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/e-billing-schedule/. Find additional information about billing and payments on the SBS website.
Textbooks and Materials for fall 2017 are listed here, http://isd.umbc.edu/textbooks.
Graduation Applications are online and open for those finishing their plan of study at the end of the fall 2017 semester (December 2017). For additional information and links visit: http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation.
Portfolio Requirement: Those admitted into the ISD Master’s program fall 2012 and on will need to complete the portfolio requirement. Final portfolios must be submitted by November 1st for fall Masters graduates, http://isd.umbc.edu/portfolio.
Comprehensive Exam: If you were admitted into the ISD Master’s program prior to fall 2012 you will need to complete the comprehensive exam in your final semester. Complete the comprehensive exam application prior to the last day to register for courses (http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation#exam).
The UMBC campus is closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.
The last day to drop an individual 12-week summer 2017 course is July 27th. The full summer 2017 academic calendar is here, http://umbc.edu/summer/importantdates.
Fall graduation/diploma applications will open online July 1st. Additional information and links are located found here, http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation.
Register for fall 2017 courses: Some fall 2017 courses are near capacity. Do not delay in submitting your advising form for fall 2017 courses. If you received authorization and have not registered online, you could miss being in your preferred course. Authorization does not guarantee students a space in the course. The fall schedule is located here, http://isd.umbc.edu/schedule. Advising instructions are found here, http://isd.umbc.edu/advising.
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 has not posted the fall 2017 tutorial to date. They will send an email to students when the tutorial is open for completion. 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, http://gradschool.umbc.edu/students/checklist/.
New student orientation: We will be having our fall orientation online on August 23, 2017; 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, http://sbs.umbc.edu/billing/. You may also find information about their payment plan on the Student Business Services website, http://sbs.umbc.edu/
Summer 2017 Graduation/Diploma applications are due June 15, 2017. If you are finishing your plan of study in August, you must complete the online application for Graduation by the 15th. Additional information and links may be found here, http://isd.umbc.edu/graduation.
Summer Academic Dates: http://umbc.edu/summer/importantdates
Fall 2017 Registration: Fall 2017 registration instructions were sent March 23, 2017. Find a copy here, http://isd.umbc.edu/communication.
Tuition, Billing, Payment Plan, and Drop/Withdrawal fee information is available on the Student Business Service’s website: http://sbs.umbc.edu/
Enrollment Application Deadline: If you are a non-degree who wants to apply for a certificate or Masters, or if you are a certificate student that wants to apply for the Master’s degree the fall 2017 application deadline is August 1st. (http://isd.umbc.edu/masters).
New Google Group: While the old ISD Current Student listserve will be discontinued on June 20th, everyone was moved to a new ISD Current Student google group. We will be using this new group the same way we use the current list, for email distribution. Only the list owners (Dr. Williams and myself) can view subscribed users' email addresses and post.
You may view emails sent to the group here, https://groups.google.com/a/umbc.edu/d/forum/isdcurrentstudents-group and change your settings.
This will be our primary means of communication with current students. I will remove students after they have graduated (or discontinued their plan of study). If you accidentally remove yourself from the group you will have to contact us to place you back on. (We will not get notifications when individuals remove themselves). As a current student, you are responsible for any information that is sent to the group.
Please contact me with any questions.
(This email will be resent tomorrow to the old ISD current student list serve to ensure everyone was transferred properly)