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Steps to Get Started

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Our simplified admission requirements, affordable tuition and multiple start dates make it easier to get started on your degree on your terms. Plus, relocation isn't a problem.

Air Force

Air Force: Get Started in Four Steps

1 Choose a degree program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you need to pick an academic program. If you decide to change your major at a later date, general education requirements for bachelor's degrees are transferrable between programs.

2 Apply to UMUC

Begin Your Application

If you're transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a divisional transfer.

3 Send your military transcript to UMUC

Request your military transcript from the Community College of the Air Force, records from all previous institutions you have attended, any industry certifications you have earned, and your test scores. Additionally, please provide a copy of your high school transcripts if you've completed fewer than 24 college credits.

Our specially trained military advisors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcript, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. We’ll complete your official evaluation in four to six weeks.

4 Secure the military tuition rate

To receive our reduced military tuition rate, send one of the following:

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • A copy of your most recent enlistment contract
  • A copy of your Tuition Assistance form showing date of separation
  • A copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings statements showing Estimated Time of Separation

E-mail your documents to admissions@umuc.edu or fax them to 240-684-2153.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, we place a hold on your account once all military documentation has been received. This hold will prevent any active-duty student using Tuition Assistance from being disenrolled from classes while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

Army

Army: Get Started in Three Steps

1 Choose a degree program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you need to pick an academic program. If you decide to change your major at a later date, general education requirements for bachelor's degrees are transferrable between programs.

2 Apply on GoArmyEd

GoArmyEd enables eligible active-duty, National Guard, and Army Reserve soldiers to request Tuition Assistance and apply to UMUC. After creating your account, designate University of Maryland University College as your home college. If you're transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a divisional transfer.

3 Submit your Joint Services Transcript

Request your Joint Services Transcript, records from all previous institutions you have attended, any industry certifications you have earned, and your test scores. Additionally, please provide a copy of your high school transcripts if you've completed fewer than 24 college credits. Learn more about the Joint Services Transcript.

Our specially trained military advisors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcript, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. We’ll complete your official evaluation in four to six weeks.

Coast Guard

Coast Guard: Get Started in Four Steps

1 Choose a degree program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you need to pick an academic program. If you decide to change your major at a later date, general education requirements for bachelor's degrees are transferrable between programs.

2 Apply to UMUC

Begin Your Application

If you're transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a divisional transfer.

3 Submit your military transcript

Request your Joint Services Transcript, records from all previous institutions you have attended, any industry certifications you have earned, and your test scores. Additionally, please provide a copy of your high school transcripts if you've completed fewer than 24 college credits. Learn more about the Joint Services Transcript.

Our specially trained military advisors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcript, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. We’ll complete your official evaluation in four to six weeks.

4 Secure the military tuition rate

To receive our discounted military tuition rate, send one of the following:

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • A copy of your most recent enlistment contract
  • A copy of your Tuition Assistance form showing date of separation
  • A copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings statements showing Estimated Time of Separation

E-mail your documents to admissions@umuc.edu or fax them to 240-684-2153.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, we place a hold on your account once all military documentation has been received. This hold will prevent any active-duty student using Tuition Assistance from being disenrolled from classes while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

Marines

Marines: Get Started in Four Steps

1 Choose a degree program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you need to pick an academic program. If you decide to change your major at a later date, general education requirements for bachelor's degrees are transferrable between programs.

2 Apply to UMUC

Begin Your Application

If you're transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to apply for a divisional transfer.

3 Submit your military transcript

Request your Joint Services Transcript, records from all previous institutions you have attended, any industry certifications you have earned, and your test scores. Additionally, please provide a copy of your high school transcripts if you've completed fewer than 24 college credits. Learn more about the Joint Services Transcript.

Our specially trained military advisors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcript, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. We’ll complete your official evaluation in four to six weeks.

4 Secure the military tuition rate

To receive our discounted military tuition rate, send one of the following:

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • A copy of your most recent enlistment contract
  • A copy of your Tuition Assistance form showing date of separation
  • A copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings statements showing Estimated Time of Separation

E-mail your documents to admissions@umuc.edu or fax them to 240-684-2153.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, we place a hold on your account once all military documentation has been received. This hold will prevent any active-duty student using Tuition Assistance from being disenrolled from classes while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

National Guard

National Guard: Get Started in Four Steps

1 Choose a degree program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you need to pick an academic program. If you decide to change your major at a later date, general education requirements for bachelor's degrees are transferrable between programs.

2 Apply to UMUC

Begin Your Application

If you're transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a divisional transfer.

3 Submit your military transcript

Request your Joint Services Transcript, records from all previous institutions you have attended, any industry certifications you have earned, and your test scores. Additionally, please provide a copy of your high school transcripts if you've completed fewer than 24 college credits. Learn more about the Joint Services Transcript.

Note: If you're a member of the Air National Guard, you should request your military transcript from the Community College of the Air Force instead of using the Joint Services Transcript.

Our specially trained military advisors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcript, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. We’ll complete your official evaluation in four to six weeks.

4 Secure the military tuition rate

To receive our discounted military tuition rate, send one of the following:

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • A copy of your most recent enlistment contract
  • A copy of your Tuition Assistance form showing date of separation
  • A copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings statements showing Estimated Time of Separation

E-mail your documents to admissions@umuc.edu or fax them to 240-684-2153.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, we place a hold on your account once all military documentation has been received. This hold will prevent any active-duty student using Tuition Assistance from being disenrolled from classes while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

Navy

Reserve

Reserve: Get Started in Four Steps

1 Choose a degree program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you need to pick an academic program. If you decide to change your major at a later date, general education requirements for bachelor's degrees are transferrable between programs.

2 Apply to UMUC

Begin Your Application

If you're transferring between one of our three divisions (U.S., Europe, and Asia), you don't need to reapply for admission, but you will need to complete a divisional transfer.

3 Submit your military transcript

Request your Joint Services Transcript, records from all previous institutions you have attended, any industry certifications you have earned, and your test scores. Additionally, please provide a copy of your high school transcripts if you've completed fewer than 24 college credits. Learn more about the Joint Services Transcript.

Note: If you're an Air Force reservist, you should request your military transcript from the Community College of the Air Force instead of using the Joint Services Transcript.

Our specially trained military advisors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcript, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. We’ll complete your official evaluation in four to six weeks.

4 Secure the military tuition rate

To receive our discounted military tuition rate, send one of the following:

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • A copy of your most recent enlistment contract
  • A copy of your Tuition Assistance form showing date of separation
  • A copy of your most recent Leave and Earnings statements showing Estimated Time of Separation

E-mail your documents to admissions@umuc.edu or fax them to 240-684-2153.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, we place a hold on your account once all military documentation has been received. This hold will prevent any active-duty student using Tuition Assistance from being disenrolled from classes while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

What Happens Next

When you're ready to select your first classes and register, your next step is to contact your Education Center to request Tuition Assistance.

Once you register for your first classes, check out our Get Started website for an introduction to the online classroom, tips for success, and a checklist to get ready for your first class.

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Or call 877-275-UMUC (8682) to speak directly with an advisor.

Attention Army Reservists and Army National Guard Members

Please follow the Army procedures to apply to UMUC using GoArmyEd.

About the Application

It's easy to get started with our online application. You can complete your application now, or get started and return later to finish. We'll save your information so you can pick up right where you left off.

Application Fee

After you submit your application for an undergraduate or graduate program, you will be charged a $50 application fee. The application fee for the doctoral program is $100.

Using Top-Up?

If you'd like to use veterans education benefits before you separate, you'll need to complete the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VONAPP, which allows you determine your level of education benefits. It can take four to six weeks for the VA to issue your Certificate of Eligibility. Then, you'll need to complete the UMUC Request for Certification Form. Learn more about certification of veterans benefits.

Overseas Admissions

UMUC is an accredited online university that serves military students, spouses and family members, and veterans from three divisions—U.S., Asia, and Europe. If you reside overseas, please apply to UMUC Asia or UMUC Europe.