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UMBC Academic Petitions and Policy


  • Change of Graduate Research Advisor Form: MSWord | PDF
  • Change of Address Form: MSWord | PDF
  • UMBC Graduate School Forms (Please use any forms provided below before referring to the versions provided by the graduate school)


BS/MS Programs

Course Registration

  • Closed course wait list policy: PDF
  • Permission to Enroll in a Closed Course From
    • For Graduate Student: PDF
    • For Undergraduate Student: PDF
  • Request to take a course outside chosen program: MSWord | PDF

Transfer of Credits Requests (For MS students only)

  • Transfer of Credits Form: PDF

Course Equivalency Requests (For Ph.D. students only)

Master of Science

  • CMSC Specific
    • Program of Study Form (MS&PhD):PDF | MSExcel
    • Master’s Thesis/Non-Thesis Research Abstract Form: MSWord | PDF
    • Personal Milestone Checklist: M.S. CMSC PDF | MSWord
  • MS Scholarly Paper:
    • Scholarly Paper (698) Format and Guidelines: PDF
    • Scholarly Paper Approval Form: MSWord | PDF
  • Master’s Thesis and Ph.D Dissertation Template in LaTeX: ZIP


CMSC Specific

  • Personal Milestone Checklist: Ph.D. CMSC PDF | MSWord


Ph.D. Comprehensive Portfolio (CS, CE, and EE)

  • Comprehensive Portfolio Policy
    • Computer Science: PDF
    • Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering: PDF
  • Comprehensive Portfolio Forms
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering: MSWord | PDF
  • Example formatting template for written report – MSWord | LaTex

Ph.D Preliminary Exam (CS, CE, and EE)