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									    Graduate Advising Newsletter                                                                                            Volume 3, Issue 3
     University of Maryland University College                                                                              July 2009

                              reGIstratIon For FaLL 2009 Is oPen!                                                          u IMPortant dates
                                                                                                                           n   July 3: Independence Day
                                                                                                                               (observed)—Offices closed
UMUC Tips and Tricks                                                  u Need Help Logging On?                              n   July 6: Summer 2009
                                                                                                                               MBA courses begin
Master of arts in teaching program – Coming this fall!                   If you aren’t sure about your log on informa-
                                                                         tion, click on “Log in Assistance/Password        n   august 17: Summer 2009
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is one of several                   Help.” Or, contact the MyUMUC Technical               standard and dual degree
routes to teacher certification in Maryland. The MAT                     Support team at 877-868-2847 or via e-mail            MBA courses end
program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s                    at myumuchelp@umuc.edu.
degree or higher with sufficient content discipline                                                                        n   september 7: Labor Day—
preparation who seek to become outstanding teachers                                                                            Offices closed
and leaders in the 21st-century classroom.                                                                                 n   september 9: Fall 2009
                                                                     u Also Coming Fall 2009                                   on-site standard, online
In addition to meeting the graduate school’s general
admission requirements, students must                                    • Criminal justice management specializa-             session 1, and dual degree
                                                                           tion in the MS in management                        MBA courses begin
• Present an official transcript of previous coursework.                 • Criminal justice management certificate         n   september 13: Summer 2009
• Have completed a major in the content area with                        If you are interested in these programs,              MBA courses end
  a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in the                         please contact your graduate advisor.
                                                                                                                           n   september 28: Fall 2009
  major. Alternatively, and subject to UMUC approval,
                                                                                                                               online session 2 courses begin
  students must have completed 36 credits in content-
  related courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
• Have earned Maryland-specified qualifying scores
                                                                   Join the Rapidly Expanding                              n   october 1: December 2009
                                                                                                                               graduation application
  on either the ACT, GRE, SAT, or Praxis I exams.                  Field of Criminal Justice                                   deadline
  Applicants who need to take the Praxis I exams
  may enroll in UMUC’s UCSP 650 Praxis I prep-                     Management                                              n   october 5: Fall 2009 MBA
                                                                                                                               courses begin
  aration course.
                                                                   The field of criminal justice is expanding to include   n   november 1: Priority filing
• Submit a personal essay.                                         positions beyond the traditional roles of the police,
                                                                                                                               deadline for spring 2010
• Complete a telephone interview, which will be                    courts, and corrections. Employers are actively
                                                                                                                               financial aid
  scheduled once the transcript evaluation has                     seeking personnel trained in crime prevention,
  been completed.                                                  law enforcement, investigative forensics, crisis        n   november 26–27:
                                                                   management, and more. To help meet this demand,             Thanksgiving holiday—
A new scholarship program is available to MAT students.            UMUC is adding criminal justice management as a             Offices closed
For more information, visit www.umuc.edu/matscholar.               specialization under the MS in management starting
                                                                   in fall 2009.
                                                                                                                           n   december 6: Fall 2009
                                                                                                                               on-site standard, online
                                                                   With an emphasis on leadership, management,                 session 1, and dual degree
                                                                                                                               MBA courses end
   Graduate adVIsInG MIssIon stateMent Our mission                 and cross-agency collaboration, the criminal justice
   is to offer excellent customer service to our diverse student   management specialization curriculum will provide       n   december 13: Fall 2009
   population by actively supporting their unique backgrounds      students with an understanding of the entire criminal       MBA courses end
   and academic goals. We will accomplish this through
                                                                   justice system and management of organizations
   EMPOWERMENT, by providing our students with valuable                                                                        december 19: Fall 2009
                                                                   within that system. A certificate in Criminal Justice   n
   resources to advance their academic and professional                                                                        online session 2 courses end
   endeavors; GUIDANCE, by listening to and advising students      Management will also be offered.
   to ensure that they are on the path to academic success;
   and MOTIVATION, by encouraging students to reach their
   highest potential.
      Frequently Asked Questions                                                                                                                                                   register for your fall
                                                                                                                                                                                   2009 courses today!
      QuestIon:                                                                             You may also fax a request for an official tran-                                       Call your advisor or log
      How do I request an official uMuC transcript?                                         script to the Registrar’s Office at 301-985-7364.                                      on to MyuMuC to register.
                                                                                                                                                                                   register early to ensure
                                                                                            You must include your name and student ID in
      ansWer:                                                                                                                                                                      that you get the courses
                                                                                            your request. An official transcript is $10 and will
      You may request an official transcript through                                                                                                                               you need!
                                                                                            be billed to your MyUMUC account at the time
      your MyUMUC account. To do so, log on to your                                         of processing.
      MyUMUC account at https://my.umuc.edu and
      click on “MyAcademics.” Then select “Academic                                         You may also view your unofficial transcript online                                    For More information
      Reports” and “Request My Official Transcript.”                                        by following the steps above and selecting “View
                                                                                                                                                                                   Visit the Graduate Advising
                                                                                            My Unofficial Transcript.”                                                             Web page at www.umuc.edu/
                                                                                                                                                                                   gradadvising. For help registering
                                                                                                                                                                                   via MyUMUC, visit https://
                                                                                                                                                                                   my.umuc.edu and click on
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Visit UMUC 360 Support!”
Tuition Refunds                                    When You drop a Course affects Your reimbursement                                                                               on the bottom right.

 tuition refund (percentage)                        Graduate-level Courses                                                                                                         For help in a specific
                                                                                                                                                                                   area, contact one of the
 100 percent                                        Withdrawal before the course start date                                                                                        following offices:
                                                                                                                                                                                   office of student accounts:
 75 percent                                         Withdrawal on the course start date through the 13th day of the session                                                        301-985-7404
 50 percent                                         Withdrawal 14–20 days after the course start date                                                                              office of Financial aid:
 0 percent                                          Withdrawal 21 or more days after the course start date
                                                                                                                                                                                   Career services:
 No refunds are given for technology fees or tuition for noncredit courses after the official course start date. The last day to withdraw from a course is two weeks before the    301-985-6785
 course ends. Financial aid awards may be canceled or reduced for financial aid recipients who withdraw from classes. Financial aid recipients should check with a financial aid
 advisor when withdrawing from a course to determine the impact on their awards.                                                                                                   registrar’s office:

Quick Facts                                                                                 be academically dismissed from the graduate
                                                                                            school. An academic dismissal is final and may
                                                                                                                                                                                   Contact us!
                                                                                                                                                                                   Phone:    800-888-UMUC (8682)
                                                                                            not be appealed.                                                                                 301-985-7155
ordering Your Books
UMUC uses MBS Direct to allow students all over                                                                                                                                    e-mail:   gradinfo@umuc.edu
                                                                                            Paying for Your Courses
the world to order all of their textbooks online. Access                                                                                                                           Web: www.umuc.edu/gradadvising
the MBS Direct Web site for more information at                                             Don’t forget to make your tuition payment! Remember,
                                                                                            tuition is due in full at the time of registration. You can                            Fax:      301-985-7175
                                                                                            make your payment online through MyUMUC using                                          Location: 3501 University Blvd E
                                                                                            your Visa, American Express, Discover, or MasterCard.                                            Adelphi, MD 20783
academic Probation Policy                                                                   UMUC also now accepts e-checks! Call 800-888-UMUC
While enrolled in the graduate school, you are required                                     (8682) to speak with a representative from Student
to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. You will be                                   Accounts about the full range of payment options
placed on academic probation if your GPA falls below a 3.0.                                 available! For more information, visit www.umuc.edu/
If you receive a grade of F, you must repeat the course
in your next session of enrollment and earn an A or B.                                      tuition Payment Plan
If you do not repeat the course, you will be academically
dismissed. You are not permitted to carry a grade of F                                      The TuitionPay Plan from Sallie Mae is the interest-free
on your graduate record.                                                                    way to spread out your tuition payments over several
                                                                                            months. The TuitionPay Plan is not a loan, so there is
If you earn a grade of C, you MUST ensure that your                                         no interest to repay, only a low annual enrollment fee.
GPA is at least a 3.0 at the completion of your next
semester of enrollment. To meet this requirement,                                           The payment plan allows you to break down your
we suggest that you repeat the course in which you                                          education expenses into easy-to-manage installments,
received a C immediately. If you decide to take                                             rather than make one large payment. To get started,
a different course and do not earn an A, you will                                           visit www.tuitionpay.com.

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