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Academic Advising

Academic Advising is available for students who are exploring majors or are interested in pre-professional programs. In conjunction with the Degree Audit available to you through myUMBC, advisors can assist you in course selection to ensure appropriate courses are taken. Advisors can help get to the root cause of your difficulties and help make referrals to campus resources as appropriate. Academic Advising also schedules workshops to help you learn more about your learning style, time management, and decision-making, as well as helping you make informed choices regarding your professional school selection.

To make an appointment with an Academic Advisor, you may come in person or call 410-455-2729. Appointments are scheduled in one-half hour intervals and require should be made at least one day in advance. Students with a declared academic major should first see their departmental advisor for appointments.

  • Location: Academic Services Building, Room 103 
  • Phone: 410-455-2729

Albin O. Kuhn Library

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery strives to fulfill the information needs of a research university with distinctive undergraduate and graduate experiences to foster student success. We offer the highest quality resources and services for UMBC's growing and evolving teaching, learning, research, and service environment.

Click the LIBRARY link in the top navigation frame of Blackboard to search the library database, or click the LIBRARY RESOURCES link in any course to access a variety of useful resources.

Retriever Learning Center

The Retriever Learning Center (RLC) is one of the central spaces at UMBC for learning and creative activity and a key point in achieving student success. It provides varied and flexible 24/7 work spaces; easy access to assistance for research, computing and tutorial needs; the latest technologies for learning activities; and access to food and drink. The space is open 24 hours a day, secured by card entry, and provides students with the opportunity to study and collaborate at any hour. Need a place to practice a presentation? Want to meet with a study group? Use the RLC Room Reservation Form to reserve space.

Student Disability Services

UMBC is committed to eliminating discriminatory obstacles that may disadvantage students based on disability. UMBC complies with federal legislation for individuals with disabilities (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADAA of 2009) that offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. Student Disability Services (SDS), formerly Student Support Services, is the UMBC department designated to: 

  • receive and maintain confidential files of disability-related documentation, 
  • certify eligibility for services, 
  • determine reasonable accommodations, 
  • develop with each student plans for the provision of such accommodations, and 
  • serve as a liaison between faculty members and students regarding disability-related concerns.

If you have a documented disability and need to request academic accommodations, please refer to the SDS website at sss.umbc.edu or contact the office by phone at 410-455-2459, via email at sss@umbc.edu, or in person in Math/Psychology Room 213. If you require accommodations for this class, make an appointment to meet with me to discuss your SDS-approved accommodations.

  • Location: Math/Psychology Room 213
  • Phone: 410-455-2459

 

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is located pondside in the lower level of the Library adjacent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Students are encouraged to work directly with their financial aid counselor. Counselors are assigned based on the student's last name and are available by phone or email and in-person, by appointment.

  • Location: Lower level of Library, pondside
  • Phone: General Inquiries - 410-455-2387, Scholarships - 410-455-3813

Math Lab

The Math Lab is a walk-in tutoring center designed to support the most high-demand Math courses at UMBC. Students are welcome to visit the lab anytime during operating hours and to stay as long they would like.When students enter the lab, they should ask the person working the front desk about a tutor for their class.  They will help you find the best tutor for you.  Often, all tutors are working with other students, at this time, you will be asked to wait so bring out the questions you have and the work you have already done so you are prepared.  The tutors are indicated by the tutoring signs, always feel free to let them know that you need help.  The wait time should not exceed ten minutes.Due to the high demand on tutors in the Math Lab, they cannot tutor one student for more than fifteen minutes. Students should expect to work independently. Tutors will, however, circle back to check on each student. Our tutors often suggest that students in the same course sit together both for efficient tutoring and in the hope that it could lead to future study groups!

To find the tutoring schedule for your class, please visit http://lrc.umbc.edu/tutor/math-lab/

  • Location: The AOK Library, behind the references desk, first floor

Registrar's Office

The Registrar’s Office provides support for student registration. However, students are responsible for creating and managing their schedules through their myUMBC account. Through the student’s myUMBC account, students are able to add, drop, withdraw, swap, and join a waitlists for classes. The Registrar's Office also provides support for academic records, transfer credits, special enrollment, and graduation. Classroom scheduling for the main campus is maintained through the Registrar's Office, except for specialty classrooms managed by departments. All classroom assignments for main campus final exams are determined by the Registrar’s Office. Centralized information about academic programs and the undergraduate/graduate catalogs are maintained through this office.

Student Business Services

Student Business Services bills students, collects tuition and fees and issues student refunds. The office process student payments, tuition remission, military waivers and post payments to student accounts from outside agencies.

  • Location: Administration Building, Third Floor Rm 302
  • Phone: 410-455-2288

Writing Center

The Writing Center is available to assist students with any paper in any class at any stage of the writing process. Both in-person and online appointments are available. Expect to be an active participant in the session--tutors will not simply edit papers. For more information, please visit http://lrc.umbc.edu/student-faqs/.Students can make an appointment online with the Writing Center at umbc.mywconline.com.

Graduate Students should contact the GSA Writing Advisor by emailing gsa@umbc.edu and placing ATTN: Writing Advisor in the subject line.

 



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