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Student Handbook

Learn about policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and academic requirements for students.

This UMGC Online Student Handbook is intended to serve as a general guide for current and prospective University of Maryland Global Campus students. In this capacity, it includes information about UMGC and links to several policies students may need to access throughout their association with UMGC. This handbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Undergraduate Catalog and Undergraduate Schedule of Classes, and/or the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate Schedule of Classes.

Please note that this handbook and its provisions do not constitute a contract between UMGC and any party or parties. Reasonable effort is used to ensure the factual accuracy of the information; however, this handbook is not a complete statement of all policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and academic requirements. UMGC reserves the right to make changes and additions to the information in this handbook without prior notice. When a curriculum or graduation requirement is changed, it is not made retroactive unless the change is to the students' advantage and can be accommodated within the span of years normally required for graduation.

The current UMGC Online Student Handbook is a work-in-progress. Please check back frequently for changes and updates.

In the Current Students Section

In the Prospective Students Section

Online Degrees
Choose from more than 125 online degrees & certificates. Take online courses in business, cybersecurity, healthcare, IT, and more.

In the Administration Section

Learn more about academic, fiscal, human resources, and other policies and procedures at UMGC.

Code of Student Conduct Policy
Learn about policy V-1.03 at University of Maryland Global Campus.

In the Terms and Conditions Section

Nondiscrimination Statement
Learn about the protections available to students to prevent discrimination at UMGC.

Consumer Disclosures & Policies
Browse consumer and legal information about UMGC.

Alumni Community

Learn about UMGC's thriving community of graduates.


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