Register for Classes
All students must register to be able to attend classes at the University of Maryland. Registration requests can be processed online, by email, or in-person. Students are responsible for understanding UMD’s registration policies and guidelines which can be found in the Academic Catalog and outlined in the sections below.
Steps to Register
Students should review steps to register for courses carefully to ensure a successful registration process
Add & Drop Classes
Students may process changes to their schedule by adding and dropping classes after initial registration
Blocks, Special Permissions & Exceptions to Policy
Students may encounter a registration block that prevents them from registering for classes
The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for compliance with standards for full-time and half-time enrollment
University guidelines state that there will be a final examination and/or assessment in every undergraduate course
Grading method determines how a course will be reflected on the student’s permanent academic record and counted toward degree progress
Non-standard courses do not meet for the standard semester or term dates
Seat Management Plan
The seat management plan is only used in the fall and spring semesters to reserve a portion of seats in general education and a few selected other courses
Additional Resources for Registration
The Registration Guide is a downloadable document that provides information on a range of academic, enrichment, and support services available at the university.