Check out this information to understand how to navigate all the degree planning tools available in myUMBC!
The Degree Audit
The Degree Audit is the ultimate guide to university, GEP and major/minor/certificate requirements at UMBC. Information is broken into all categories applying to your degree progress, from your 120 over credit requirement to the number of GEPs you need – and have completed! – to the finer points of your major’s requirements. Currently enrolled classes, withdrawn classes, letter grades, and credits awarded are shown. See below to understand how to navigate your Degree Audit!
Finding your Degree Audit
Navigating your Degree Audit
Viewing Major/Minor/Certificate Progress
The Registration Guide
The Registration Guide is your personalized pathway to get registered for classes which walks you through five steps:
- Verify declared academic programs
- Schedule advisor meeting
- Review course options
- Meet with advisor
- Register for classes
If you need help, there are FAQ pages and links that will assist you in your navigation.
The Degree Planner
The Degree Planner is a tool to assist you and your advisor in planning courses toward degree completion. Using the degree planner, you can populate information about courses you intend to take over multiple terms. Once you have populated your planner, the courses you have listed show up as “planned” in your degree audit.
You can review your degree audit to see how you should expect to progress toward graduation based on completed courses, courses you are currently taking, and your future plans.
Important Tips For Using the Degree Planner
Make sure your major, minor, and certificates are up-to-date
Before you begin putting courses into your degree planner, you should make sure your major, minor, and certificate information in the system is up to date. If you need to make updates, complete the Declaration or Change of Major Form.
Revisit your degree planner regularly to make changes
- Adding or removing a major, minor, or certificate from your academic goals
- Alternate course selection because you were not able to successfully complete a prerequisite for a course prior to the semester you planned to take it.
- Making alternate course selections due to scheduling constraints
- New courses are created and become available which are of interest to you
- Adjusting your intentions to take advantage of education abroad, internship, research, or work opportunities
For more information on how to update your degree planner, click here.
Use the correct Requirement Term when inputting courses
Review your academic plans with your advisor
You should review your planner each semester as you prepare to register for upcoming terms and discuss potential changes with your advisor. The planner does not replace degree audit or consultation with your advisor and is not a guarantee of degree completion. It is a planning tool to use in conjunction with degree audit and advising consultations.
The Degree Donut
The What-If Degree Audit
The What-If Degree Audit is a planning tool that allows you to see how your existing classes will adapt to a change of major or the addition of a second major and/or minor. The report will identify what additional classes are required to complete different majors.
You can find the What-If Degree Audit in the Degree section of your myUMBC profile.
This is a great tool to use when you are exploring new majors and minors!