This UMUC Online Student Handbook is intended to serve as a general guide for current and prospective University of Maryland University College students. In this capacity, it includes information about UMUC and links to several policies students may need to access throughout their association with UMUC. This handbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Undergraduate Catalog and Undergraduate Schedule of Classes, and/or the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate Schedule of Classes.

Please note that this handbook and its provisions do not constitute a contract between UMUC and any party or parties. Reasonable effort is used to ensure the factual accuracy of the information; however, this handbook is not a complete statement of all policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and academic requirements. UMUC reserves the right to make changes and additions to the information in this handbook without prior notice. When a curriculum or graduation requirement is changed, it is not made retroactive unless the change is to the students' advantage and can be accommodated within the span of years normally required for graduation.

The current UMUC Online Student Handbook is a work-in-progress. Please check back frequently for changes and updates.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In the Current Students Section

Access help with program requirements, course selection, and more.

Learn about LEO, your interactive online classroom.

Find out about our free tutoring services to help you achieve your academic and career goals.

Learn about UMUC's free writing-related services.

Learn about financial aid and other ways to manage your education costs at UMUC.

Find a job opportunity or learn how to level-up at your current job.

Find information on accessibility accommodations process at UMUC.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report.

In the Prospective Students Section

Find an academic program to match your career goals.

Wondering how UMUC's courses and services are brought to life online? Find out about online learning at UMUC.

In the Administration Section

Learn about academic, human resources, and other policies at UMUC.

Code of Student Conduct

In the Terms and Conditions Section

Learn about the protections available to students to prevent discrimination at University of Maryland University College.

Browse consumer and legal information about UMUC.