Registration Assistance

Two students in front of a computer screen in a sunny, modern room.Use myUMBC to add, drop, and swap courses during the Schedule Adjustment Period.

For more detailed registration information, visit the Registrar’s Office website.

Quick Reference Videos

How to Add a Class

How to Drop a Class

How to Swap a Class


Once a class reaches its seat capacity, it will close and a waitlist will open. If seats open in a closed course, students are automatically enrolled in the course according to their position on the waitlist. If you are auto-enrolled from the waitlist, you will be notified by email. It is your responsibility to check your email account regularly to see if you have been auto-enrolled in a waitlisted class. You can add your name to waitlists for up to 10 credit hours.

Auto-enrollment from waitlists ends on the first day of winter session. Once waitlists are disabled, you may still be able to enroll if a seat opens during the schedule adjustment period. Contact the instructor to confirm whether you can make up any missed classes before you add a class during the schedule adjustment period.

Multiple component courses

Some courses include two or more formats such as lecture and discussion, or lecture and lab. STEM courses often have multiple course components. If you register for a multiple component course, all components are required. Course components are listed under Class Details in the online schedule of classes.