Frequently Asked Questions

How many credits am I allowed to take?

You can enroll in up to 16 credits in summer session (8 credits in session I and 8 credits in session II). Highly motivated and academically strong students may be granted permission to enroll in more than the designated session course load limit with prior approval.

I have a hold on my account that’s preventing me from registering. How do I remove it?

Contact the appropriate department for specific information regarding your hold.

I tried to register and was blocked. How do I get permission to enroll?

Certain courses and/or situations require special permission in order to register.

I previously took a class at UMBC as a visiting student, do I need to apply again?

Visiting student admission is only valid for a single, non-consecutive summer or winter session, so you will need to submit another visiting student application for the current session.

How do I know which administrative office to contact?

The Office of Academic Standards and Policy compiled a detailed list of UMBC administrative offices and their various roles and responsibilities.