Whether you are an active-duty member of the military, a veteran, or a spouse or family member, we can guide you through the admission process, step-by-step. University of Maryland University College makes it easy.

Military Servicemembers

Servicemembers: Get Started

Air Force

Get Started in Four Steps

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are 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 relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

You must request Tuition Assistance seven to 45 days prior to the start date of the class. To make this request, first register for classes, then apply for Tuition Assistance through the Air Force Virtual Education Center.

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

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

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

4. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. After we receive all of your transcripts, it takes about four to six weeks to complete your official evaluation.

Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard

Get Started in Three Steps

1. Apply to UMUC 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.

2. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you need to pick an academic program on the application.

3. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. After we receive all of your transcripts, it takes about four to six weeks to complete your official evaluation.

Coast Guard

Get Started in Four Steps

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are 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 relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

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

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

4. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. After we receive all of your transcripts, it takes about four to six weeks to complete your official evaluation.

Marine Corps

Get Started in Four Steps

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are 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 relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

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

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

4. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. After we receive all of your transcripts, it takes about four to six weeks to complete your official evaluation.

National Guard

Get Started in Four Steps

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are 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 relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

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

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

4. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. After we receive all of your transcripts, it takes about four to six weeks to complete your official evaluation.

Navy

Get Started in Four Steps

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are 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 relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

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

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

As a courtesy to our active-duty students, after receiving your military documentation, we place a hold on your account to prevent disenrollment while your Education Center processes Tuition Assistance requests.

4. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. After we receive all of your transcripts, it takes about four to six weeks to complete your official evaluation.

Reserve

Get Started in Four Steps

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for military benefits, such as Tuition Assistance, you will need to select an academic program on the UMUC Admissions application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are 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 relocation form in your online student account.

3. Secure the Military Tuition Rate

To receive the reduced military tuition rate, send one of the following documents by e-mail to admissions@umuc.edu or by fax to 240-684-2153:

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

We do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

4. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. After we receive all of your transcripts, it takes about four to six weeks to complete your official evaluation.

Using Veterans Education Benefits?

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 to 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.

Veterans

Veterans: Get Started in Five Steps

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for veterans benefits, you need to select an academic program on the UMUC application.

2. Complete the Veterans Online Application, or VONAPP

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VONAPP enables you to apply for veterans education benefits. It can take four to six weeks for the VA to issue your Certificate of Eligibility.

3. Apply to UMUC

If you are 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 relocation in your online student account.

4. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, help you select your first classes, and help you develop a customized degree plan. After we receive all of your transcripts, it takes about four to six weeks to complete your official evaluation.

5. Submit Your Certificate of Eligibility

If you are using the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill, send your Certificate of Eligibility to UMUC's Veteran Certification Office by faxing it to 240-684-2007 or e-mailing COEVA@umuc.edu. Only students using Chapter 33 benefits need to submit a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility.

Spouses & Family Members

Military Family Members: Get Started in Four Steps

1. Choose a Degree Program

To be eligible for veterans benefits transferred from your spouse or parent, you need to select an academic program on the UMUC application.

2. Apply to UMUC

If you are 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 relocation in your online student account.

3. Submit Your Transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC.

Please request

  • Records from all previous institutions you have attended
  • Any industry certifications you have earned
  • Your test scores
  • Your high school transcripts (if you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits)

We participate with several electronic transcript networks. UMUC prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Confirm with your prior institution to determine if they participate in any of the following networks. If a "send-to" e-mail address is required, please use fmghelp@umuc.edu.

  • SPEEDE
  • Parchment Exchange
  • National Student Clearing House
  • eSCRIP-SAFE
  • Credentials

We also accept transcripts by mail. They must be mailed in a sealed, unopened envelope directly from your prior school to UMUC at the appropriate address. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address.

Our admissions counselors can provide a tentative evaluation of your transcripts, 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

UMUC's undergraduate military tuition rate is available to spouses and dependent children of active-duty military servicemembers and members of the Selected Reserves, National Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. To confirm your eligibility, e-mail your documentation to admissions@umuc.edu or fax it to 240-684-2153. Please submit documentation from one of the following options:

For Spouses

  • A copy of DEERS form 1172
    Or
  • A copy of your marriage certificate and one of the following:
    • Proof of service statement
    • Copy of the most recent enlistment contract
    • Copy of a Tuition Assistance form showing the date of separation
    • Copy of a Leave and Earnings statement with Estimated Time of Separation

For Dependent Children

  • A copy of DEERS form 1172

UMUC's graduate military tuition rate is available to spouses of full-time active-duty military members or PHS or NOAA members or dependent children of full-time active-duty military members or PHS or NOAA members who live in Maryland, are stationed in Maryland, or claim Maryland as their home of residency. To confirm your eligibility, e-mail your documentation to admissions@umuc.edu or fax it to 240-684-2153. Please submit documentation from one of the following options:

For Spouses

  • A copy of DEERS form 1172
    Or
  • A copy of your marriage certificate and one of the following:
    • Proof of service statement
    • Copy of the most recent enlistment contract
    • Copy of a Tuition Assistance form showing the date of separation
    • Copy of a Leave and Earnings statement with Estimated Time of Separation

For Dependent Children

  • A copy of DEERS form 1172
    And
  • A copy of one of the following from your sponsor:
    • Copy of the sponsor's lease or deed to a residence in Maryland
    • Copy of the sponsor's orders to a duty station in Maryland
    • Copy of the sponsor's most recent Leave and Earnings statement showing Maryland as the sponsor's home of residency

Please note that we do not accept copies of military identification cards as proof of military status.

What's Next: After You Apply

Get tips on choosing classes for your first term at UMUC.

Learn how to get your service evaluated for credit.

Explore how your degree can be more affordable with Tuition Assistance.

Application Fee

After you submit your application to a U.S. undergraduate or graduate program, you will be charged a $50 application fee. The application fee for the doctoral program is $100. Application fees, tuition, and other costs can vary for students studying overseas. See UMUC Europe or UMUC Asia tuition and fees.

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.