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Study Tips for Finals

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Finals Study Tips

  As the semester quickly comes to an end, there is one thing on every student’s mind – FINALS. It’s that special time of year when stress increases and sleep decreases. But it doesn’t have to be. Knowing how to study can make all the difference. Make a Plan & Prioritize   It is always important to have a plan. […]

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Winter Housing – Can I Stay On Campus?

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UMBC Winter Housing - Can I Stay On Campus?

  A question we frequently receive is “Can I stay on campus during winter session?” The answer is…it depends. Students living in nine-month housing, such as Potomac Hall or the apartments, can certainly stay on campus in January. The same is true for students living on some floors in Harbor Hall. If you are not sure about the closure policy in your residential […]

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I Tried to Register and Was Blocked. How Do I Get Permission to Enroll?

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I Tried to Register and Was Blocked. How Do I Get Permission to Enroll?

  After searching the course catalog and finding the perfect Winter Session 2018 class, you try to register only to find that you’re blocked. Sound familiar? It can be a frustrating situation, but the good news is that there is probably a simple explanation. There are certain situations that may cause you to be initially blocked from winter registration, including: If […]

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Are Winter Session Scholarships Available?

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UMBC Winter Session Scholarship

  The Office of Summer/Winter Programs offers full and partial scholarships to UMBC degree-seeking students who have a high GPA and are close to graduating. Financial need (based on student’s FAFSA information) is also considered. Full scholarships cover tuition for one winter session course (up to 4 credits). Partial scholarships cover half of the tuition for one winter session course. Applying […]

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How Many Credits Can I Take During Winter Session?

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UMBC Winter Session Credit Limit

  Due to winter session’s compressed format (four weeks) enrollment is limited to a maximum of 4.5 credits. However, highly motivated and academically strong students can request permission to enroll in more than the designated winter course load limit. Strong candidates for approval will answer YES to the following questions:    Do I have a GPA of 3.5 or above? Do I have a […]

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