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Graduate Student Orientation Spring 2010 Welcome Students! Committed to Your Success THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.

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1 Graduate Student Orientation Spring 2010 Welcome Students! Committed to Your Success THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

2 Committed To Your Success Whom to Ask ?  To request copies of application forms, materials, and catalogs - The Graduate School [ext (menu #1),  For information about the status of an application:  whether application materials have been received, or  whether an admission letter has been sent  contact by the graduate program to which you have applied.  For all other questions relating to domestic applications - Kathie Nee (ext ,  For all other questions relating to international applications - Kathy Ruth (ext ,  Applicants desiring to defer admission to another semester, contact the graduate program to which you applied. Admissions Questions

3 Committed To Your Success Whom To Ask?  To get help with registration - Katie Lemich (ext ,  For inter-campus student registration assistance - Kathleen Miller (ext ,  To clarify residency classification for tuition purposes - Jill Barr (ext ,  For all questions relating to domestic student un-met provisions - Kathie Nee (ext ,  For all other questions relating to international student un- met provisions - Kathy Ruth (ext ,  To inquire about G.P.A. audits - Lisa Portis Morgan (ext ,  For issues involving student retroactive leaves-of-absence - Lisa Portis Morgan (ext ,  For issues involving assistantships and tuition remissions - Kathleen Miller (ext ,  For questions about Transfers of Credits - Kathie Nee (ext ,  For information about the PROMISE program – Renetta Tull (ext , Questions As You Progress Through Your Program

4 Committed To Your Success  General Degree Requirements (Masters)- Linda Thomas (ext ,  General Degree Requirements (Doctoral)-Kathlyn Miller (ext ,  To inquire about the graduation certification process - Linda Thomas (ext ,  For questions about application for diploma - Melody Knox (ext ,  For questions about the doctoral candidacy forms, the committee nomination form, the certification form, and the Dean’s Representative packet – Melody Knox (ext ,  For questions about graduate commencement ceremonies - Lisa Portis Morgan (ext , Whom To Ask? Degree Completion and Graduation Questions

5 Committed To Your Success  For general questions relating to graduate admissions and enrollment - K. Jill Barr (ext ,  For general questions relating to student grievances, and miscellaneous appeals - Robert Deluty (ext ,  For general questions relating to Graduate Council issues – Lisa Portis Morgan (ext.58142,  For information about Graduate School events (orientation, commencement, doctoral candidacy reception) - Lisa Portis Morgan (ext ,  For all questions regarding international student/faculty visas – Roy Braine, International Education Services (ext , Whom To Ask? Miscellaneous

6 Committed To Your Success Guide to Important Campus Web Sites  Registration:  https://my.umbc.edu/ https://my.umbc.edu/  Class Schedule:   Office of Information Technology: (Computer Accounts)  https://spaces.umbc.edu/display/oit2/Create+an+Account https://spaces.umbc.edu/display/oit2/Create+an+Account  International Education Services:   Off Campus Housing:   Shuttle Bus Service:   Library:   Bookstore:   Financial Aid:   GSA: (Graduate Student Association) 

7 Committed To Your Success Guide To Important Graduate Student Web Sites  Academic Integrity Tutorial:   Enrollment Requirements:   Registration and Withdrawal Procedures:   Degree Requirements and Deadlines:   List of Forms:   Graduate School Policies:   GA Policies and Guidelines: (Graduate Assistant Information 

8 Committed To Your Success Important Billing Information PLEASE NOTE  As of June 1, 2009, students will no longer need to enroll in e-billing. Students now will login to myUMBC and access their e-billing account, make online payments and sign up for the monthly payment plan all in the same link on the Billing and Personal Finances Topic page.  Students that created an e-billing account previously can continue to access that account on the same Billing and Personal Finances Topic page to inquire about past bills, but no e-bills will be loaded onto that site after May 2009 and no payments can be made on that site after May  Students can grant e-billing access to parents, spouses and other authorized payors.  There is also a way for others to pay student accounts without a login.  All payments made online will post to accounts immediately. No more waiting 2 to 3 days for the payments to post.  The same online payment options remain; credit cards with convenience fees (new fee 2.75%) ACH with no fees.  Add or Drop classes and you will immediately see updated charges. No more waiting a month for the registration to update. Spring 2010 Billing Schedule Billing Period Statement Date Due Date Late Fee Charged 12/1/09 – 12/31/09 1/1/10 1/20/10 1/25/10 1/1/10 – 1/31/102/1/10 2/20/10 2/25/10 2/1/10 – 2/31/103/1/10 3/20/10 3/25/10 3/1/10 – 3/31/104/1/10 4/20/10 4/25/10 4/1/10 – 4/31/105/1/10 5/20/10 5/25/10 5/1/10 – 5/31/106/1/10 6/20/10 6/25/10

9 Committed To Your Success To Do List  Take the Academic Integrity Tutorial  Your registration for the Fall 2010 semester will be blocked if the tutorial is not completed by February 12,  Read the New Policies effective Fall 2009   Please complete our New Student Survey  The link is found on the home page of the Graduate School’s website.


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