Non-degree or Visiting Students

Non-Degree Student

Non-Degree students are individuals who intend on taking a course or courses over a single or multiple regular terms, but do not intend to seek a particular degree.

  • Example: A non-degree student may be interested in taking a course or two per semester for personal growth, but does not intend to pursue a degree program or designated major.

To be considered for admission as a Non-Degree Student:

  • Complete a Non-Degree Seeking Student Application
    Apply Online
  • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit College transcripts. (Unofficial records will be considered).
  • If fewer than 30 semester hours of college coursework have been completed, the applicant also must submit a high school transcript (unless the applicant has been out of high school three years or more).

Visiting Student (Summer or Winter)

Visiting students are students who wish to enroll at UMBC only for the summer or winter session.

  • Example: Visiting students typically attend another college or university and want to earn specific course credits at UMBC that will transfer back to their home institution.
    Note: Students who are admitted for the fall or spring term may be eligible to take courses during the session immediately prior to the start of their full time enrollment and do not require a Visiting Student application.

To be considered for admission as a Visiting Student:

  • Complete Summer or Winter Session Application for Visiting Students
    Apply Online
  • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee
  • While transcripts are not required for visiting student admission, some instructors may request an unofficial transcript if the course has pre- or co-requisite requirements.

Students register for classes electronically via myUMBC. To access myUMBC, admitted students must create an online account. Non-degree seeking students are eligible to register during the Special/Non-Degree student registration periods. Visiting students are eligible to register during the standard registration period. See the UMBC academic calendar to view deadlines for registration.

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