Enroll For Excess Credits
Purpose: To request permission to enroll in more than 19.5 credits in a Fall/Spring semester, more than 8 credits in one of the two Summer sessions, or more than 4.5 credits in a Winter session.
Procedure: Complete the form online and obtain your advisor’s approval. If you are submitting the form prior to the last day to add a course, the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising must receive it at least 24 hours before the deadline.
Processing Time: You will receive a decision on your request within one to two weeks from the Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising. If your request is approved, your maximum credit limit will be increased and you will be instructed to add the overload course(s).
Time Conflict Form
Purpose: To request permission from instructors to enroll in their courses when the meeting patterns for those courses overlap.
Procedure: Complete the form and obtain your instructors’ approval. The form is then routed to Registrar’s Office staff for processing. They will complete the enrollment action on your behalf.
Processing Time: You will receive an email upon completion of the form and can check the status of the request at any time using the link in the email. The Registrar’s Office will process your request within 1-2 weeks.
Request For Credit By Examination
Purpose: To request that you receive credit for specific coursework within a selected department at UMBC, without enrolling in the course, by taking and completing appropriate examinations. For more information and specific requirements, please see the UMBC Undergraduate Course Catalog, page 30.
Procedure: Credit-by-exam may be earned for a course by obtaining approval from the head of the department sponsoring the course. A completed credit-by-examination form, signed by the department chairperson and your major advisor, is then forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for approval. After payment of a non-refundable fee of $5 per credit, the exam may be administered. Grades then are forwarded to the Office of Registrar.
Processing Time: Five Business Days
USM Inter-Institutional Enrollment
Purpose: To allow degree-seeking graduate and undergraduate students to register for courses at other University System of Maryland institutions while paying tuition only to UMBC.
Procedure: Carefully review the Inter-Institutional enrollment guidelines to determine if you are eligible to participate. Complete both the Inter-Institutional and the Verification of Transferability forms. After obtaining your advisor’s signature the forms will be forwarded to the registration specialist for processing.
Processing Time: Processing of your registration at other USM institutions will vary depending on the host institution’s procedures.
Baltimore Student Exchange Program
BSEP is a program that allows qualifying undergraduate students at Baltimore-area institutions to take selected courses at other participating campuses while only paying tuition at their home school. Through the program, students register for courses at both their home and host institutions, but are billed only by their home school. At the end of the semester, the student’s credits and grades from the host institution are transferred to their home institution. This differs from standard transfer coursework in that both credits and grades transfer.
Institutions participating in the BSEP include:
- Community College of Baltimore County (limit to 5 students)
- Coppin State University
- Goucher College
- Johns Hopkins University
- Loyola University of Maryland
- Maryland Institute College Of Art
- Morgan State University
- Notre Dame University of Maryland
- Peabody Institute
- Towson University