Classes and Services
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers undergraduate classes and student services on Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This site is located on a military installation. Please call this location to receive information on base access. In some instances, a FERPA waiver form may be required.
Military and government ID card holders whose vehicles have a DoD decal can take the Baltimore/Washington Parkway (Route 295), exit onto Route 32 East and travel for about two miles. Follow signs to Fort Meade/Mapes Road, exiting right off Route 32 and going through two traffic circles. Enter Fort Meade, and turn right onto Zimborski Avenue. The UMUC Fort Meade office is located in the first building on the right, the Education Services Building (Building 8601), Room 112.
All others, take Route 175 to Reece Road. Follow signs to the main gate and Visitors' Control Center. Follow Reece Road to Cooper Avenue, and turn left. At Mapes Road, turn right. Turn left on Zimborski Avenue. The UMUC Office is located in the first building on the right, the Education Services Building (Building 8601), Room 112.
Please note that classes are held at Meade High School, which is located at 1100 Clark Road, Fort Meade, MD 20755. Meade High School is open to the public and accessible via Route 175. From the Baltimore/Washington Parkway, take Route 175 East. The entrance to Meade High School is approximately 1.1 miles on the right. Call 301-621-9882 or 410-551-0431 for further information.
Advising is available at Fort Meade Monday through Friday on a walk-in basis. If preferred, call 301-621-9882 or 410-551-0431 for an appointment. Placement testing is available at our Zimborski Avenue location Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.
UMUC's National Testing Center is located at the NSA, and NSA-specific campus access is required.
UMUC's National Testing Center is open Monday through Friday with tests beginning at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m.
This location offers the following types of testing services for members of the military and the civilian community with base access:
- Placement testing for writing and math courses on a walk-in basis.
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) on a walk-in basis.
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) on a walk-in basis. Note: The public speaking exam is available by appointment only. Please send a request for an appointment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pearson VUE, including Excelsior College Examinations (formerly Regents College or ACT/PEP), by appointment only. Schedule an appointment at pearsonvue.com/military.
- Proctored exams for students transferring from UMUC Europe or UMUC Asia.
Please contact the UMUC Fort Meade office at 301-621-9882 for information on base access if you wish to visit the UMUC Fort Meade Office as a non-DoD ID card holder. Students taking classes at Fort Meade do not require base access for entry to Meade High School.
National Testing Center: Due to security reasons, UMUC does not sponsor students on campus to take the tests. Students will need to have their own NSA campus access.
Due to recent conditions of heightened security, civilian students taking UMUC classes on military bases may be required to complete a waiver in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act permitting UMUC to provide personal information (such as Social Security Number, address, and telephone number) to the military administration. You may find the FERPA waiver form online.