Planning a college curriculum is a challenging process. University of Maryland University College employs a number of professional Academic Advisors to provide assistance for students. Academic Advisors maintain offices in Guam, Japan, Korea, and Okinawa. They travel frequently to visit most education centers to meet with students. This assistance can include a review of potential transfer credit, help with clarification of education goals, aid in selecting appropriate courses, and the preparation of tentative evaluations of students’ progress toward UMUC certificates, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees.
Students should meet with an Academic Advisor as early in their college careers as possible to ensure that the courses they select meet the requirements for a degree or certificate with UMUC.
If students cannot speak with an Advisor in person, they can contact one by telephone or e-mail. Academic Advisors' contact information can be found below.
Degree Planning Worksheets
Curriculum planning sheets are available throughout UMUC’s Asian Division.
Contact an Advisor
|Guam, Diego Garcia, Marshall Islands, & Diego Garcia|
DSN (315) 366-7132
Int'l direct: +1 (671) 366-7132
DSN Fax: (315) 366-4785
Commercial fax: +1 (671) 366-4785
Naval Base Guam:
DSN (315) 339-2263
Int'l direct: +1 (671) 564-2304
|firstname.lastname@example.org||Yongsan Army Garrison:|
DSN (315) 723-7105/7106
Int'l direct: +82 (0)2-7913-7105/7106
DSN Fax: (315) 723-4087
Commercial fax: +82 (0)2-797-8843
DSN (315) 784-4330
DSN Fax: (315) 784-8099
|Misawa (Japan), Australia, Singapore, & Thailand|
|email@example.com||DSN (315) 226-2896|
Int'l direct: +81 176-77-8290
DSN Fax: (315) 222-8225
Commercial Fax: +81 3117-62-8225
|Atsugi NAF, Yokosuka, Camp Zama, & Camp Fuji (Japan)|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||DSN (315) 241-4215 |
Int'l direct: +81-(0)468-96-4215
DSN Fax: (315) 243-8030
Commercial Fax: +81 468-16-8030
|Iwakuni, Sasebo, & Yokota (Japan)|
|email@example.com||DSN (315) 225-8922 |
Int'l direct: +81 (0)42-552-2510, ext 58922
DSN Fax: (315) 225-6631
Commercial Fax: +81 (0)42-552-2510, ext 56631
|Japan Bridge Students|
|Okinawa and students located elsewhere|
Commercial within Okinawa: 098-959-3781
Int'l Direct: +81 (0)98-959-3781
DSN Fax: (315) 634-3318
Commercial Fax: +81 6117-34-3318
Commercial within Okinawa: 098-970-5600
Int'l Direct: +81 6117-45-5600
Bowie State Teacher Education Program on Okinawa
ATTN: Bowie Students, please consult with the Bowie State Education Office on Camp Foster for information on advising and official evaluation.
|LearntoTeach-Asia@umuc.edu||DSN (315) 645-2559|
Official Evaluation Process
Students who are enrolled in UMUC Asia courses, intend to complete a UMUC certificate or degree, and have an no financial obligation to the University, are eligible to request an Official Evaluation of their degree status by doing the following:
- Arrange for transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities, as well as documentation of all college-level examination and military background (CCAF, AARTS and SMART transcripts), to be sent directly from the issuing source to the UMUC administrative headquarters in Adelphi, Maryland.
- Students with academic credit from institutions outside the U.S. must have their international credentials evaluated by an outside agency. See the International Credit Evaluation page.
- Print, fill out, and mail the Request for an Evaluation form to the Office of Evaluations at Yokota.
Submission of Documents
Confused about where to send your important documents? Read this PDF for clarification.
Initial Estimate of Transfer Credit
Prospective or newly admitted students can have a review of their potential transfer credit done on site by an Academic Advisor. This review is an estimate of the academic credit UMUC might accept toward a particular degree and of the requirements that would remain to be fulfilled. (Sources of credit are described here.) This review is not binding on either the student or UMUC and is subject to change.