Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions

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. Graduate applicants must submit an official transcript indicating completion of at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting university or college.

Do I need to take the SAT, ACT, MAT or GMAT to be admitted to UMGC?

UMGC does not require that you submit official test scores.

How much is the application fee?

For UMGC Europe, the undergraduate and graduate application fee is $50. Go to UMGC Europe Tuition and Fees.

Can I transfer my credits?

UMGC 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?

UMGC offers a wide variety of associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. UMGC 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 Europe and the Middle East.

Available Programs

Tuition and Financial Aid

What are UMGC'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?

UMGC encourages you to apply for financial aid, whether it is in the form of scholarships or federal aid money. UMGC'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 UMGC offer scholarships?

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

Does UMGC 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 UMGC offer?

UMGC makes academic services available to all its students - whether they take classes online or on-site. Using web-based technologies, UMGC 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 UMGC's comprehensive student services.

About Us

Is UMGC accredited?

UMGC is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Read the UMGC accreditation statement.

Are there classroom locations near me?

UMGC 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 UMGC's relationship to other University of Maryland Institutions?

UMGC is one of 11 institutions recognized as part of the University System of Maryland.

How many students attend UMGC?

UMGC hosts a diverse and growing student population. Approximately 90,000 students attend worldwide, and 22,000 attend in Europe and the Middle East.