The University of Maryland has a continuous registration requirement. This means that all graduate students must register for courses and pay associated tuition and fees each semester, not including summer and winter sessions, until the degree is awarded. If a student is not able to register in a given fall or spring semester, a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence for Childbearing, Adoption, Illness or Dependent Care may be appropriate to submit.
Please note that a student who has not registered or has not submitted a waiver or leave of absence by the first day of classes for the semester is at risk of program admission cancellation.
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Review your program curriculum, the OAEE course scheduling webpage, and the Testudo Schedule of Courses website to formulate a tentative plan of study for the semester. Additional course information is available in the Graduate Catalog.
Detailed information on how to register for courses can be found at www.registrar.umd.edu/current/registration/registration.html. For course dates, please see the Academic Calendar.
If you require permission to enroll in a course on Testudo, please click here.
In addition to receiving approval from your advisor, you may also need to request permission from the course department directly. For information for the appropriate course departments in Engineering, click here and click on "Departmental Advisors"
OAEE students requesting permission to take 400-level undergraduate courses through the Computer Science department should make that request here.
Please refer to this page for a basic guide to course sections.
You may audit a course, provided that the course is set up to have an audit option available in Testudo. However, please be aware of the following policies surrounding auditing:
Courses registered for the audit grading option are not included in the calculation of credits for the maintenance of full-time status.
Audited courses will not count towards degree progression and, as such, if a student wishes to use the course towards a degree program, it would have to be retaken for under a regular grading method.
Audited courses cost the same as regular grading method courses.
Audited courses may affect loan repayment and status. Please check with the Office of Financial Aid before choosing this selection.
Generally, it takes a few days after the point of registration for the appropriate charges to appear in your Testudo account and bill updates are run around the third week of each month. Visit the pages below to learn more about payment methods and due dates.
To obtain a full refund on any course, you must drop it before coursework begins for that semester. Courses dropped during the semester may be subject to partial refunds. Contact Sonja Dietrich at email@example.com for more infromation.
Syllabi for ENPM (and certain non-ENPM) courses offered each semester will be posted on the OAEE course scheduling webpage. Textbooks for your classes will be listed on Testudo. Certain course materials are only available via the University Book Center.
You will use the Canvas Online Learning Management System to access all of your courses. Detailed information and videos can be accessed at elms.umd.edu. Courses are not accessible to students on Canvas until a few days before the classes are scheduled to begin. If your course is not accessible on the first day of classes, please contact the instructor or Sonja Dietrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students enrolled in remote or online sections may require proctors for their exams. You will be notified if your course requires proctoring by the Distance Education Technology Services office or OAEE at the beginning of the given semester. More information on proctoring can be found on the Proctoring FAQ page.
ENPM808 is an independent study course that may be available as an alternative to a technical elective. This requires the approval of your program advisor and a professor willing to work with you to formulate and complete the independent study. If you are interested in pursuing this option, please begin discussing it with your advisor far in advance of the semester you wish to complete the project. Contact Brittani Berry at email@example.com for more information.
The graduation application is due towards the beginning of the semester that you intend to graduate. To qualify for graduation, you will need to haved complete the full course curriculum for your program, fulfilled all provisions placed upon you at the point of admission, and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. To ensure you do not miss any deadlines, we recommend that you contact Brittany Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org when you have a tentative graduation semester identified. We will send individualized emails with any deadlines and instructions you will need.
Please see Degree Planning Sheets here.