Get Started at UMUC
Enroll in 5 Easy Steps
It's easy for DoD civilians to start or continue their education with UMUC. If you are a new student wishing to enroll in courses or programs, follow the process below.
Step 1: Apply for admission
Complete an Application for Admission and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee.
Complete an Application for Admission, pay a non-refundable $50 application fee and submit required credentials to be considered for admission. If you are applying to the Doctor of Management program, the non-refundable application fee is $100. Please visit Graduate Programs for more information regarding specific admission requirements for each graduate academic program.
If you are transferring from UMUC Asia or UMUC Europe, you do not have to re-apply for admission. Instead, complete the Divisional Transfer Form.
Step 2: Provide your military documentation
Get Transfer Credits
Request and submit a military transcript to transfer your prior credits. Fill out the Required Documentation of Military Training.
DOD civilians are eligible for the in-state tuition rate if they meet each of the Maryland residency requirements for at least 12 months. Students who are Maryland residents but who are not currently residing in Maryland because they or their family member have been assigned by DOD to a location outside of Maryland may still be eligible for the in-state tuition rate.
Please contact a residency staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about being eligible for the in-state tuition rate.
The list of Maryland residency requirements is in the University System of Maryland residency policy.
Step 3: Plan which course(s) you want to take
You should receive an email within two to three business days that will include your seven-digit student ID number and password. UMUC uses an online student services system called MyUMUC, which can be accessed once you receive your student ID and password.
While you are waiting for your password, you can review your major's degree requirements. Use the curriculum planning worksheet for your major and determine which courses you need to take. To find the courses you need, check the current Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and make sure there are seats available.
We will review your military and other university credit once we have received all the transcripts and you have completed a request form, which can be obtained from your military advisor. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 877-275-8682 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Once you have submitted an application and fee, you will be provided a student ID and password, which will enable you to register for your first course. This password will allow you to register online using MyUMUC. To register for additional courses, students will need to complete the admission process, including submission of transcripts and other documents, if required. We encourage you to contact us at 800-888-UMUC (8682) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forgot your password? You may get your password from MyUMUC.
Step 4: Register for courses
Step 5: Pay for your classes
Pay for your classes by faxing your tuition assistance information to our finance office at 301-985-7858 or 7502. Your Education Office can provide the appropriate tuition assistance documents for submission to UMUC. Your full payment needs to be received by the due date. Information regarding our monthly payment plan administered by Sallie Mae may be obtained by calling Academic Management Services at 800-635-0120.
If you find that you are placed on a waiting list for a class that is full, you may visit the UMUC Waiting List to check your options.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 877-275-8682 or e-mail us at email@example.com.