UMGC Europe conducts five sessions of eight-week duration each academic year, as well as various sessions to accommodate military exercises or deployments. The academic year begins in late August and ends the following mid-August. Session dates for the current academic year are listed on our academic calendar. Undergraduate face-to-face (on-site) and online classes are generally eight weeks long. On-site classes are usually held on or near military installations and registration is held at education centers or online at MyUMGC.
All students must
Complete and process the appropriate forms if receiving government tuition assistance (TA) or VA education benefits
Pay all fees in full prior to the first class meeting
If your on-site or hybrid class is already full at the time of registration, you can place your name on a waiting list for that class.
Waiting list policies
Regardless of how the student registers, the following policies apply:
You may put your name on the waiting list for only six on-site or hybrid courses or sections.
You may not attend a class for which you are on the waiting list.
Faculty members and academic advisors are not authorized to add you to closed classes.
If a space becomes available and you are the next person on the waiting list, you will automatically be registered for that class, and the charge will appear on your account. You will be notified of the enrollment by e-mail. If you are ineligible for enrollment (because you have not met prerequisites or are enrolled in another class that conflicts in time), the space will go to the next person on the waiting list.
If you no longer want a class, you should remove your name from the waiting list to prevent the possibility of being automatically enrolled and charged for the class.
For official data, full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more credits per term (fall, spring, summer) and half-time as 6–11 credits per term.
Decisions on the number of courses you can successfully complete in any one session are normally left to your discretion. It should be noted, however, that the majority of UMGC students register for between 3 and 7 credits, and you are strongly advised not to exceed this limit. Carefully and realistically assess your other commitments before you register for more than 7 credits. You may not register for more than 18 credits in a 17-week period without written permission. To initiate the permission process, contact your academic advisor.
Permission to register for more than 18 credits is at the university's discretion and is based on demonstrated academic excellence at UMGC. A minimum GPA of 3.5 and an enrollment history indicating success in carrying a heavier-than-average course load at UMGC are required.
You may not register for courses whose scheduled meeting times overlap.
UMGC participates in the National Student Clearinghouse which, in turn, supplies verification of enrollment to lending agencies. UMGC reports enrollment data on students to the clearinghouse two times each month. Enrollment data is provided for all students who are enrolled in classes, whether they are attending full time, half time, or less than half time, as well as for students who are considered to have withdrawn from the university. UMGC also reports degree information, including graduation date, for students who have completed an academic program.
Letters certifying official enrollment are also available upon request from the Student Services Office at your respective headquarters. Enrollment can be certified only for the current term and for previous terms. If you are requesting a letter for a future session, the letter will be mailed out and an enrollment hold will be placed on your record. If you are no longer enrolled at UMGC, you need to request a transcript of your academic record to verify enrollment.