Registration, Advising, & Policies
Registration Instructions (for fully admitted students):
To determine course offering, rubric, and section number, click here.
- Visit: MyUM.
- Log in using your directory ID/password.
- Click on Discover it Here if you do not know your directory ID.
- Click on Academics & Testudo.
- Click on Take me to Registration Drop/Add.
- Select the term for which you wish to register.
- Enter course rubric and section (all sections begin with PC).
E.g., Course = JOUR 652, Section =PCJ1
- Once finished, click Enter.
- Click Sign Off. Your class schedule will then be displayed.
Students are urged to consult with:
David Watson, assistant director of Graduate Studies, about the program:
Chris Harvey, director of Internships and Career Development, about specific courses:
All newly admitted students must complete the University of Maryland’s Medical History and Immunization Record form. Failure to submit the completed health form to the University Health Center before the first day of your first semester at Maryland results in a registration block on your student record, preventing you from registering for the upcoming semester.
Click here to access the printable Health Center form and mail the completed health form directly to the Health Center (the address is provided on the form). Questions regarding the University’s immunization policy or the “immunization form” may be directed to the University Heath Center at 301-314-8182.
Continuous Registration Policy
A student must register for courses (at least one credit) and pay associated tuition and fees each term until the degree is awarded. If the student does not register, he or she will be dismissed from the Graduate School at the end of the semester for failure to comply with the continuous registration requirement. The student must apply for readmission. Readmission does not alter the initial requirements for time to complete the degree or advance to candidacy.
Students who will be away from the University for a semester or a year must request a waiver of continuous registration. A waiver is granted only if the student is making satisfactory progress toward the degree and can complete the degree requirements within the required time limits. Interruption of registration cannot be used to justify a time extension. A request for a waiver of registration should be filed 30 days before the beginning of the semester or year for which the waiver is sought. To access a printable Waiver of Continuous Registration Form, click here.
Fax, e-mail, or mail the form to:Student Services
Office of Extended Studies
0132 Main Administration Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Leave of Absence
The Graduate School permits students to apply for a leave of absence of up to two semesters during which time they do not intend to make academic progress toward the completion of their degree. The time taken on an approved leave of absence is not included in the time limitations for degree completion and advancement to candidacy. For complete information, including application procedures and approved circumstances, visit: http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/catalog/registration_policies.htm#8.
Other Graduate School Policies and Procedures
In addition to the continuing registration and leave of absence policies, visit the Graduate School’s Web site for complete information: http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/catalog/
In addition to utilizing the University of Maryland Libraries on-campus, the Libraries extends a number of online resources and services through its Web site: www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP
For Access to Online Resources
- Visit http://www.lib.umd.edu/ click on Research Port.
- Enter your Directory ID/password.
- Library "Chat" Service: Online reference with librarians.
Course grades post to the student’s unofficial transcript and are not mailed.
- To view your grade, click here.
Students are sometimes required to provide semester enrollment verifications to health insurers or others that require proof of enrollment.
- To request enrollment verification: click here.