Graduate Student Getting Started at UMUC

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First Steps

Let's Get Started

To be fully prepared for admission into UMUC, you should take the next steps to properly transition into your program.

Take Action:
  • Contact an advisor to help determine your program of study
  • Fill out the online application and pay the $50 graduate application fee
  • Send in official transcripts from your degree-granting institution

Before registering for your courses, make sure you have received your:

  • Admissions letter
  • Advisor e-mail with course recommendations
  • MyUMUC login instructions

What is an EmplID?

  • The EmplID is a unique student identification number.
  • It is not your Social Security number.
  • Please use your EmplID in all correspondence with the university.
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MyUMUC—Your One-Stop Information Center

Once you are admitted to UMUC, you will receive an e-mail with access instructions to the MyUMUC Student Portal, your one-stop student information center where you can

  • Apply for financial aid
  • Register for classes
  • Update your personal information
  • Find out about UMUC events
  • Keep track of your academic progress using your academic advisement report (AAR)
  • Complete a host of other student transactions, including checking grades or reviewing a degree audit

Keep a copy of your access instructions handy, as you will need to visit the portal throughout your time at UMUC.

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Academic Advising—Your First Point of Contact

UMUC has a well-trained advising team to assist you at different points of your academic journey. Once you have applied to UMUC, you should expect an advisor to follow up with you. An advisor will use the phone number or e-mail that you provided to contact you with important details about preparing for your first semester.

Be sure to keep in touch with your advisor who can help you navigate your program while here at UMUC.

Questions?

Please call 800-888-UMUC (8682) or e-mail Graduate Advising.

While your assigned advisor may change over the course of your academic journey at UMUC, every advisor is knowledgeable to help you with any questions you may have.
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Let’s Get Organized

Organization is a key factor in student success. Here are some quick tips to help you keep things in order.

  • Create an e-mail folder called "UMUC" to keep track of all university e-mails.
  • Bookmark your MyUMUC Student Portal page to have your personal data, finances, and class information readily available.
  • Make a folder on your computer to store course-related documents.
  • Sign up for a UMUC e-mail address to keep track of all university e-mails.

Keep your e-mail address and phone number current in the MyUMUC Student Portal.
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Checklist of Things to Do

VERIFY:

  • Have you received an e-mail from your advisor with contact information?
  • Have you received an e-mail with login instructions for MyUMUC?

TAKE ACTION:

  • Watch your e-mail for your admissions letter.
  • Sign up for a UMUC e-mail address to keep track of UMUC communications.
  • Create a folder on your computer for UMUC course-related documents.
  • Bookmark the MyUMUC Student Portal page.

Let's Get Started

MyUMUC—Your One-Stop Information Center

Academic Advising—Your First Point of Contact

Let’s Get Organized

Getting Started Checklist