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Steps to Apply
& Get Started

UMGC makes it convenient to apply online and register for classes in four easy steps.

Take the next step in achieving your educational goals by applying to University of Maryland Global Campus. Rolling admissions and multiple start dates mean you can get started whenever you're ready.

Move one step closer to your goals by completing the UMGC online application. 

The Application for UMGC typically takes about 10 minutes.

  • Be sure to save your application in case you need it later.
  • If possible, have your transcript(s) on hand so you can refer to your dates of attendance, degree(s), and credits earned.
    • If you don’t have this information right now, you can still apply, but remember to submit official transcripts as soon as possible.
  • Submit your application and pay the nonrefundable application fee.
    • Undergraduate/graduate program application fee: $50
    • Doctoral program application fee: $100

We’ll review your application within two business days. You’ll receive an email with the login for your student account, where you can find your admission status, transcript updates, and more.

If you've missed a few semesters and want to get back on track, don't worry. You won't need to reapply unless you've been out of school for more than two years. Get tips for returning students.

Submit your official transcripts on time to fulfill our admission requirements and create a roadmap to your degree.

Undergraduate Applicants

Our admissions advisors can review unofficial transcripts to give you a tentative transfer credit evaluation. However, for admissions purposes, you are required to submit official transcripts from every institution previously attended, including high school and college(s). After we evaluate your official transcripts, you'll have a roadmap of the classes you need to complete your degree.

Graduate Applicants

Please submit official transcripts demonstrating completion of a bachelor's degree by the last day of the first term of enrollment at UMGC. Some exceptions apply. After we evaluate your official transcripts, you’ll have a roadmap of the classes you need to complete your degree.

Apply for Federal financial aid and find other ways to save.

Did you know the top reason students don't receive financial aid is simply that they never apply? Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today. Anyone can apply, regardless of income. By turning in your FAFSA, you’ll also automatically be considered for more than 100 UMGC scholarships.

Review information about more ways to finance your education, including military and veterans benefits if you qualify.

Now for the exciting part: choosing your first UMGC classes.

Even if your official transcript evaluation is still underway, you can check out your options and reserve the classes you want before they fill up.


Request Admission Information

Not sure where to start? Our admissions advisors are here for you. Reach out if you have any questions or need help choosing your first classes.


What’s Next: After You Apply

Registering for Your First Class

Register for classes at UMGC and you’re one step closer to your educational and career goals.

Foreign Language Placement Tests

Advance more quickly toward your degree with foreign language placement tests.

Submit Your Transcripts

Send your transcripts to UMGC on time to fulfill our admission requirements and fast-track your degree.

JumpStart Program

Attend a UMGC JumpStart webinar and make sure you’re prepared for classes on your first day.

Get Advice about Admissions & Transferring Credits

At UMGC, we pride ourselves in making the admissions and transfer process easy. We regularly hold events both online and on-site.

Contact Us

Our helpful admissions advisors can help you choose an academic program to fit your career goals, estimate your transfer credits, and develop a plan for your education costs that fits your budget. If you’re a current UMGC student, please visit the Help Center.

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