Military Spouses & Families Steps to Get Started
Steps to Get Started

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Rolling admissions and start dates throughout the year make it easy to apply.

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.

Military Spouses and Family Members:
Get Started in Four Steps

1 Choose a degree program

To be eligible for veterans education benefits transferred from your spouse, 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 transferable between programs.

2 Apply

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 transcripts

To ensure you get full credit for your previous studies, you'll need to submit official transcripts to UMUC. We participate with several electronic transcripts networks. Whenever possible, 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. You'll need to contact the previous institutions you attended and request your transcripts be sent  to UMUC. Many colleges and universities have a form that must be filled out to specify the UMUC address. Additionally, please submit a copy of any industry certifications you may have earned, as these can count toward college credit.

4 Secure the military tuition rate

Our reduced military tuition rate is available to spouses and dependents of active-duty military personnel. To confirm your eligibility, e-mail the following to admissions@umuc.edu or fax it to 240-684-2153:

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

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

Carrier Undergraduate Students Graduate Students

U.S. Mail

Attn: Undergraduate Transcripts
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD 20783

Attn: Graduate Transcripts
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD 20783

UPS or FedEx

Attn: Undergraduate Transcripts
University of Maryland University College
1616 McCormick Drive
Office 2386
Largo, MD 20774

Attn: Graduate Transcripts
University of Maryland University College
1616 McCormick Drive
Office 2386
Largo, MD 20774

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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.

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.

What Happens Next

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