The reference materials you'll use to determine which classes to take can vary depending on where you are in your academic journey at University of Maryland University College. Here are some quick guidelines to make sure you're using the right information.
- Degree planning worksheet: Use the degree planning worksheets below if you're in your first year at UMUC and haven't had a tentative or official transfer credit evaluation. We encourage you to reach out to an advisor to get a preliminary estimate of transfer credit and submit official transcripts to start your official evaluation.
- Preliminary estimate: A preliminary estimate is a personalized version of a degree planning worksheet where your advisor identifies which degree requirements could be met by your transfer credits. We encourage you to submit official transcripts as soon as possible to confirm your transfer credits.
- Academic advisement report: After you've submitted official transcripts, you can find your academic advisement report in MyUMUC. This is an official record of your transfer credits and remaining degree requirements.
You can always refer to the course catalog for the year you began attending UMUC for full degree requirements, but your academic advisement report in MyUMUC is the only place you can see your official progress toward your degree.
Degree Planning Worksheets
There are four key benefits to using a degree planning worksheet:
- You can view all requirements for your entire degree at a glance.
- Course requirements are presented in a recommended order to ensure you fulfill all prerequisites before you take on more complex material.
- Recommended courses simplify course selection.
- Recommended courses are widely available at UMUC sites in Maryland, overseas and online.
To find the degree planning worksheet (in Adobe Acrobat format) for your major, simply click on the appropriate link below. If you have not yet declared a major, but want guidance in selecting your first courses, refer to the general Degree Planning Worksheet. If you are ready to declare a major, then you should use the Degree Planning Worksheet for your major to plan your coursework. Questions? See the frequently asked questions below or contact an academic advisor.