Official Evaluation/Degree Progress Report
Academic Advisors provide students with the information needed to plan an academic program. The purpose of the official evaluation/degree progress report is to show students their certificate or degree progress, and to help them select appropriate courses. Official evaluations/degree progress reports are available to students who are enrolled in UMUC Asia courses and intend to complete a UMUC certificate or degree.
As they enroll in their first course(s), students should prepare for their official evaluation/degree progress report by requesting official transcripts and gathering other necessary documents. More information
An official evaluation/degree progress report cannot be initiated until an official transcript has been received from each institution attended, including other institutions of the University System of Maryland, even when credit from one institution is posted on the transcript of another institution. Students must also submit an Official Evaluation Application; this form is available at all education centers and on the UMUC Asia Web site.
The documents required for an official evaluation/degree progress report include: USAFI, DSST, Excelsior College, Advanced Placement, Defense Language Proficiency, and CLEP test results; AARTS and SMART transcripts for Army, Navy, and Marine Corps students; CCAF transcripts for Air Force students, and official transcripts from all other colleges and universities a student has attended. All transcripts and military documents become the property of UMUC Asia and cannot be returned to, copied for, or forwarded to a third party for the student. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all appropriate documents have been received by UMUC.
An Official Evaluation/Degree Progress Report:
- Includes all documented transfer credit earned up to the date of the evaluation that may be applied to a UMUC degree program
- Lists all courses completed at UMUC
- Incorporates other types of documented (non-traditional) credit
- Indicates the amount and type of coursework still required for the certificate or degree being sought.
An official evaluation/degree progress report is based on the curriculum in effect when the student first registered with UMUC or any Maryland public two- or four-year institution of higher learning, provided there has been no break in enrollment exceeding two years. When there has been a break of two sequential years or more, the curriculum applicable to the official evaluation/degree progress report will be based on the UMUC curriculum in effect at the time the student resumes study with UMUC.
In the official evaluation/degree progress report, a student’s most recent courses are applied to requirements first. Courses that could apply to multiple requirements are assigned to the first relevant category in the following order: general education requirements, then requirements for the selected academic major and minor, and finally electives. Verification of other degree-wide requirements (such as minimum number of upper-level credits) follows and may affect the remaining credits for the degree.
Evaluation of Service School Training
UMUC follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services (all editions) in the evaluation of service school credit. For more information, see Ways of Earning Credit.