University of Maryland University College Asia conducts five sessions of eight-week duration, 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 the Academic Calendar page. Undergraduate face-to-face (on-site) and online classes are generally eight weeks long. On-site classes are usually held on military installations and registration is held at education centers, or online at MyUMUC.
Army students must register for all classes through the GoArmyEd portal.
Official Registration Process
All students (except for GoArmyEd) must
- Complete an eApplication and register online at MyUMUC (my.umuc.edu); and pay the nonrefundable application fee when applying for the first time
- Register online through MyUMUC or contact their UMUC Enrollment Specialist or Academic Advisor
- 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
GoArmyEd students must
- Access the online GoArmyEd Portal at www.GoArmyEd.com
- Complete the Common Application in the portal
- Register for UMUC courses in the portal by selecting campus University of Maryland University College-Asia or entering the GoArmyEd class number listed on the online class schedule
- Follow instructions in the portal to receive TA
- Pay all fees in full prior to the first class meeting
Note: The UMUC Asia nonrefundable application fee is not covered by Army TA. This fee must be paid in the MyUMUC student portal or at your local UMUC field office.
The Waiting List
If a class is already full at the time of registration, students have the option of placing their names on a waiting list for that class.
Waiting List Policies
Regardless of how the student registers, the following policies apply:
- Students may put their names on the waiting list for only six courses or sections.
- Students may not attend a class for which they are on the waiting list.
- Faculty members and Academic Advisors are not authorized to add students to a closed class.
- If a space becomes available, the first student on the waiting list will automatically be registered for it, and the charge will appear on his or her account. The student may receive an e-mail notifying the student of the enrollment. If that student is ineligible for enrollment (because he or she has not met prerequisites or is enrolled in another class that conflicts in time), the space will go to the next person on the waiting list.
Students who no longer want a class should remove their name from the waiting list to prevent the possibility of automatic enrollment and being charged for the class.
For official data, full-time enrollment is defined as 12 or more credits per term and half-time as 6-11 credits per term. Once course, or three credits during a session, is considered a normal course load for a student who is fully employed. This course load will require at least 6 hours of class time per week and approximately 12 hours per week of additional out-of-class study time. Students should carefully and realistically assess other commitments before registering for more than 3 credits per session.
In no case may a student register for more than 9 credits per session without prior permission from the UMUC Asia Registrar on Yokota AB. Permission to register for more than 9 credits is based on demonstrated academic excellence at UMUC with a minimum grade point average (GPA) 3.5 and an enrollment history indicating success in carrying a heavier-than-average course load at UMUC. No student may register for courses whose scheduled meeting times overlap.
Certificate of Enrollment
Letters certifying official enrollment are available upon request from the Office of the Registrar at Yokota or may be generated from the MyUMUC Student Portal. Enrollment can be certified only for the current term and for previous terms. If the student is requesting a letter for a future term, it will be mailed out on the first day of class.
Students who withdraw from (drop) a course are responsible for completing the withdrawal through MyUMUC or the GoArmyEd Portal. The date a student withdraws in MyUMUC will determine the withdrawal date for refunds. Stopping payment on checks for registration fees or not paying at the time of registration does not constitute an official withdrawal or relieve the student of his or her financial obligation to UMUC. Never attending or ceasing to attend class does not constitute an official withdrawal. UMUC cannot accept withdrawals verbally. Students who do not formally withdraw may receive a failing grade and forfeit any refund.
In addition, students using tuition assistance must contact the education counselor at the education center that issued the tuition assistance to discuss the reason(s) for withdrawing from the class and possible repayment of funds. GoArmyEd students must follow the procedures and withdraw through the GoArmyEd Portal.
Students receiving financial aid are strongly encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing to fully understand the impact on their current and future financial aid. Students are responsible for withdrawing themselves from courses.
Each campus has its own withdrawal policy, and dates and deadlines vary from campus to campus. Students who take a course from another UMUC campus (Europe or Adelphi) are responsible to determine the appropriate withdrawal deadlines and refund schedules.
Note: Undergraduate students enrolled in UMUC Stateside online classes must officially withdraw before 65 percent of the total number of days in a session has expired.
Students who officially withdraw from a course on or after the start date of the class will receive a mark of W. According to UMUC Asia policy,
- Students who register for on-site classes or weekend seminars must officially withdraw no later than the day before the final class meeting;
- Students who register for online and hybrid courses must officially withdraw no later than the Friday before the final week of the course.
Note: Students may not withdraw after the final meeting day of a weekend one-credit "seminar" course, even if they did not take the final exam.
Additional information for students receiving Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits and financial aid can be found here.
Additional information regarding withdrawal and refunds can be found here.