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Policies

The categories listed below are a collection of procedures, guidelines, expectations, and policies to help you successfully navigate through your graduate career here at UMBC. While most policies officially reside on our online catalog, others may refer you to other organizations on campus.

Student Rights & Responsibilities
These policies pertain to a student’s rights and responsibilities here at UMBC, including: academic integrity, responsible research conduct, academic misconduct, handling grading allegations, student mediation, and academic dismissal appeals.

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Admissions
Applicants and new students should familiarize themselves with policies regarding admissions, including: general admissions criteria, types of admissions, provision requirements, Continuing Education programs, international admission policies, and special enrollment programs.

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Enrollment & Registration
Students looking to make changes to their academic or administrative record while at UMBC should be aware of certain enrollment policies, such as: disclosure of student records, continuous enrollment expectations, reinstatement processes, withdrawal procedure, Full and Part-time status, leave of absence, transfer of credits, visiting student programs, and our PhD Plus program.

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Academic Progress
Grading policies, academic probation, and satisfactory progress are all discussed as policies pertaining to academic progress towards degree completion.

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Degree Clearance
Outlined here are the expectations of students as they approach degree completion, including: applying to graduate, achieving doctoral candidacy, and completing the dissertation defense.

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University Policies
These policies are for all UMBC students and are administered by UMBC organizations outside the Graduate School. These policies include: the Code of Student Conduct, In-State Residency status, and Student Health Insurance.

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