Military Undergraduate Student Getting Started at UMUC

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Getting Started

Let's Get Started

Now that you have been admitted to UMUC, it's time to take the next steps to properly transition into your program. Before registering for your courses, make sure you have received the following:

  • Admissions letter
  • Advisor e-mail
  • MyUMUC login instructions

If you have not received your admissions letter or advisor e-mail please contact Undergraduate Advising. For MyUMUC login related questions please contact our Help@UMUC.

What is an EmplID?

  • The EmplID is a unique student identification number.
  • It is not your Social Security number.
  • It will be sent to you via mail after you apply. You may also find it in the MyUMUC Student Portal.
  • Please use your EmplID in all correspondence with the university.
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MyUMUC—Your One-Stop Information Center

After being admitted to UMUC, you'll 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 (*Army students must register through the GoArmyEd portal)
  • Update your personal information
  • Order course materials
  • Certify veterans benefits
  • Complete a host of other student transactions

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

MyUMUC
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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 to receive an e-mail from an academic advisor with important details about getting started. You should also expect an advisor to follow up with you on preparing for your first semester.

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

Questions?

Please contact Military or Veterans Advising at 800-888-UMUC (8682) or e-mail military@umuc.edu for active duty military, and veterans@umuc.edu for veterans.

While your advisor may change over the course of your academic journey at UMUC, each advisor on our team is trained 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. MyUMUC > MyInfo > Contact Information > Email Address

Get Organized
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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?

checklist

TAKE ACTION:

  • Send your official transcripts (required by the end of the first semester for students requesting an official evaluation of transfer credits).
  • Watch your e-mail for a message containing 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
  • Check your personal e-mail SPAM folder for UMUC correspondence.

Let's Get Started

MyUMUC—Your One-Stop Information Center

Academic Advising—Your First Point of Contact

Let’s Get Organized

Checklist of Things to Do