Academic Advising 101

Five Things to Know About Advising at UMBC

Once you have made an informed decision about the choice of major, you will then have the opportunity to work with a faculty member and/or professional advisor affiliated with your chosen academic discipline.

High-Performing UMBC students gather information, recommendations, and guidance from a host of faculty, advisors, and administrators- keen to help them maximize the opportunities and resources available at UMBC.

Advising sessions about registration are certainly important, yet on-going conversations and planning about graduate school, independent study, and/or gaining entry into a particular profession can (and should) take place at various times and in various formats (including email, telephone, etc.).

This partnership is intended to help you develop and maintain confidence in your desired academic pathway.

Indeed, UMBC strongly advocates that students incorporate the resources which offices like Career Services, the Shriver Center and Office for International Education (Education Abroad) offer so that relevant transferable skills can be fostered.


Academic Advisors also advocate for meaningful experiential learning opportunities, including:


Service Learning Projects

Supervised Research Opportunities

Education Abroad