Undergraduate Student Getting Started at UMUC

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Registration

Course Planning

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How To Register

There are multiple ways to register for classes:

We strongly recommend you enlist the help of your advisor to select courses and register for your first term.

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Making Changes to Your Course Schedule

If you would like to make changes to your registration schedule for a particular term you should note the add/drop deadlines on UMUC's Web site. If you want to register for an online class, you must do so at least five days prior to the start of the online course. For on-site classes, you must register prior to the start of the first class meeting; for hybrid courses (defined as having both online and on-site components), you will be able to register up to one day before calendar start date. See UMUC's Registration Policies.

If you would like to drop a class, you may do so within the established drop period without any penalty. Any changes made to your course schedule after the drop period may result in academic and/or financial consequences. Further information and deadlines can be found in UMUC's Refund Policies.

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Dropping a Class vs. Withdrawing From a Class

ACADEMIC DROP

An academic drop occurs when you remove yourself from a course before or during UMUC’s drop period. You can review deadlines for dropping a course on the Academic Calendar. There are no academic consequences from this action, but there may be financial aid repercussions for dropping a course if you no longer meet the qualifications for aid.

The course will appear on your registration history as dropped, but will not appear on any official or unofficial transcripts and does not count as attempted credit. Learn more about dropped courses.


ACADEMIC WITHDRAWAL

An academic withdrawal occurs when you remove yourself from a course after the drop period has ended. There are financial repercussions for withdrawing based on the payment refund schedule.

If you are receiving financial aid, withdrawing from a course may impact your aid award based on the financial aid requirements and guidelines. This course will count as attempted credit when calculating financial aid satisfactory academic progress. You should contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing to fully understand the impact on your current and future aid.

The academic consequences of this action include receiving the grade of "W" for the course, which will appear on any unofficial or official transcripts. A grade of "W" will not impact your grade point average (GPA), and it does not count as completed credit toward your degree. Learn more about academic withdrawals.

Course Planning

How to Register

Making Changes to Your Course Schedule

Dropping a class vs. Withdrawing from a class