Winter Session 2021 FAQs
This is my first online class. Where can I go for help?
- The Academic Success Center provides Online Learning Resources with strategies to help you study, manage your time, and ask for help.
- The Academic Success Center will continue to provide all services through alternative formats during the campus response to COVID-19.
- UMBC is committed to providing essential student support services to ensure continuity of academic success.
- Asynchronous: students access the class through Blackboard 24/7 and learn the material on their own time and schedule. Students are not required to be online at the same time in an asynchronous course.
- Synchronous: students are required to meet online at pre-designated times based on a meeting pattern designated by the instructor.
- Courses without a meeting pattern (Dates/Times listed as TBA) are offered asynchronously, and do not require students to be online at specific times.
- Courses that have specific Dates/Times listed do require students to be online at designated times.
- Confirm Dates/Times and Course Notes information in the schedule of classes.
- The Division of Information Technology has a complete list of student technology resources.
- You can enroll in up to 4.5 credits during winter session.
- Highly motivated and academically strong students may be granted permission to enroll in more than the designated course load limit with prior approval.
- E-bills are available monthly, the first business day of each month, as determined by the date you register for your courses.
- A reminder email is sent 7 days later, if e-bills have not been viewed.
- Learn more about accounts and billing.
What resources are available to me now that the physical campus is closed?
What is the difference between Synchronous and Asynchronous online courses?
How can I tell if my class requires me to be online at specific times?
What minimum hardware/software requirements do I need to take an online class?
How many credits can I take?
When/how do I pay my bill?