Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about getting started at UMUC? Find the answers you need here.


What do I need before I apply?
Undergraduate applicants must have graduated high school or completed the GED and earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on any college-level coursework. 

Do I need to take the SAT, ACT, MAT or GMAT to be admitted to UMUC?
UMUC does not require that you submit official test scores.

How much is the application fee?
For UMUC Asia, the undergraduate and graduate application fee is $50. 

Can I transfer my credits?
UMUC accepts credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Research the transfer credit process.

When can I start?
Classes are enrolling now. While there are three semesters per year - fall, spring and summer - each semester has multiple sessions and start dates from which to choose. Select the start date that's most convenient for you. Find the next session date.

Academic Programs

What programs do you offer?
UMUC offers a wide variety of associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. UMUC in Adelphi, Maryland, also offers two doctorate degrees. Select a program in business and management, information technology, criminal justice, cybersecurity, homeland security, or one of many other areas of study. See all undergraduate and graduate programs available to students in Asia.

Available Programs

Tuition and Financial Aid

What are UMUC's tuition rates?
Tuition and fees vary per credit and per program. View a detailed breakdown of Tuition and Fees.

Who is eligible for financial aid?
UMUC encourages you to apply for financial aid, whether it is in the form of scholarships or federal aid money. UMUC's Financial Aid Office is here for you as a resource throughout the financial aid process. Research the types of aid available.

How does a student apply for the FAFSA?
The only way to apply for the FAFSA is through the FAFSA website, or by applying with the traditional paper application, which is available for download on the FAFSA website.

Does UMUC offer scholarships?
UMUC offers a variety of scholarships to qualified students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Financial Aid Office recommends you complete the UMUC Scholarship Application in order to qualify for financial awards. Review all UMUC Asia scholarships.

Does UMUC have a payment plan?
You can manage your payments with our interest-free, monthly payment plan.

Support and Resources

What types of academic support services does UMUC offer?
UMUC makes academic services available to all its students—whether they take classes online or on-site. Using web-based technologies, UMUC students can access the following tools to help them succeed:

  • Academic Advising
  • Career Services
  • Computing Resources
  • Department of Student Success
  • Effective Writing Center
  • Exams and Testing Services
  • Information and Library Services
  • Student Advisory Council

Learn more about UMUC's comprehensive student services.

About Us

Is UMUC accredited?
UMUC is regionally accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Read the UMUC accreditation statement.

Are there classroom locations near me?
UMUC offers more than 150 worldwide locations, making it easy for you to start or continue your education anywhere you are in the world. Find the location near you.

What is UMUC's relationship to other University of Maryland Institutions?
UMUC is one of 11 institutions recognized as part of the University System of Maryland.

How many students attend UMUC?
UMUC hosts a diverse and growing student population. Approximately 90,000 students attend worldwide, and 10,000 attend in Asia.