Password: How do I activate my password with the Authorization Code?

Students and Faculty
In order to access MyUMUC and other University of Maryland University College applications, you are required to activate your account in the password management system using the authorization code sent to you via e-mail.

Follow the steps below to create a password and establish challenge questions for secure access to your MyUMUC account.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Enter your Username and click Submit.

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Step 3: Select Answer my secret questions or enter my authorization code and click Next.

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Step 4: Enter your authorization code and click Submit.
The authorization code was sent to you in an e-mail with the subject Authorization Code.

Step 5: You will see a warning pop-up message that reads: Please complete your secret questions before exiting. You will need to complete this process before you can reset your password.

Click Close to continue to the next screen.

Step 6: Under Manage your secret questions select five secret questions and type your answers.

Answer Requirements:

  • Answers need to be different for each question.
  • Answers are not case sensitive.
  • Answers do not have a character limit and any character can be used.


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Step 7: Click Submit.

Step 8: Select Reset my password and click Next.

Step 9: Enter a New Password and re-type the password.

Click Submit .


Step 10: Once you are prompted with the You have successfully reset your password, click Exit.