You are so close to earning your UMBC degree! Keep up the momentum!
If you've earned 90 or more academic credits, you received a message from the Registrar's Office informing you that you are eligible to apply for graduation.
However, eligibility is only the start of the graduation application process. Below are four simple steps you can take now to ensure that you’ll soon be celebrating the completion of your UMBC degree.
Note: Even if you do not plan to attend the commencement ceremony, you still need to apply to graduate in order to earn your degree.
Step 1: Review your Graduation Card
Once you’ve earned 90 academic credits, you will have access to a Graduation Card on your myUMBC Profile page. The Graduation Card is a personalized, step-by-step guide that will ensure a smooth process forward until you cross the finish line with your UMBC degree.
Please be reminded that UMBC confers baccalaureate degrees to undergraduate students who successfully complete a course of study that meets the minimum university requirements outlined in the Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree Completion Policy. Only those students who have every single requirement needed for degree completion (i.e., currently enrolled in all remaining courses and/or pending transfer credit to be sent to UMBC), will be permitted to apply for graduation and participate in the Commencement ceremony.
Step 2: Wrap up any outstanding details ASAP!
- If the major, minor, or certificate program listed in your graduation card is out of date, or if you have additional majors or minors that you need to add/remove, submit a new Declaration of Major form.
- If you have Advanced Placement or CLEP scores or transfer credits from another institution please make sure that you have an approved Verification of Transferability Form on file and are prepared to submit the official scores/transcripts.
Step 3: Apply for Graduation
You should check your Graduation Card periodically to ensure that you are staying on track with all degree requirements as this will be the only way to access the application for graduation when the time comes. Please note that students may only participate in one commencement ceremony based upon the semester in which all degree requirements will be complete.
If you intend to complete all degree requirements by the end of the Fall 2021 semester, please note that Wednesday, September 15th is the last day undergraduates can apply for December Graduation by logging into the Graduation Card on the myUMBC Profile page.
Step 4: Let the celebration begin!
Participating in the commencement ceremony and other celebratory activities on campus is the culmination of all of your hard work. Take time to recognize all it took to get you to this moment and be proud of your accomplishments!
If you have any questions about the gradation application or review process please do not hesitate to contact the graduation team.