University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly UMUC) specializes in high-quality academic programs that are convenient for busy professionals. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are specifically tailored to fit into the demanding lives of those who wish to pursue a respected degree that can advance them personally and grow their careers. The programs at Shady Grove are completed through a combination of hybrid courses at USG and online courses.

UMGC has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence as a comprehensive virtual university and, through a combination of classroom and distance-learning formats, provides educational opportunities to more than 80,000 students and is proud to have served U.S. military personnel and their families for more than 65 years. The university offers a distinguished faculty of scholar-practitioners and world-class student services to educate students online, throughout the United States, and in more than 20 countries and territories around the world.


It's easy to get started with our online application. You can complete your application now or return later to finish. We will save your information so you can pick up right where you left off. Learn more about applying to UMGC and about our achievement-based admission process, which doesn't require the SAT, GRE, or GMAT. 

If you have questions about admission, please contact UMGC by phone at 888-335-8682 or by e-mail. You may also contact the main campus at 800-888-8682.

UMGC Shady Grove Office

The UMGC Shady Grove offices are located on the 4th floor of the Clifford and Camille Kendall Academic Center (Building III). The office hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:  Closed 


UMGC's academic advisors are available at Shady Grove to meet with current or prospective undergraduate and graduate students. They can help you through all the steps that lead to a certificate or degree and recommend ways to complete your academic requirements quickly and efficiently. To schedule an appointment with an advisor at Shady Grove, contact UMGC Student Services by phone at 888-335-8682 or by e-mail.

Financial Information


Upon enrolling for courses, you will be provided a current account balance and payment due date. You will need to make payment by the due date or risk being disenrolled from your classes. You may make a payment in the form of check or money order (made payable to University of Maryland Global Campus), credit card, VA Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, and Tuition Remission. You can make a payment online or send payment by mail to:

University of Maryland Global Campus
Office of Student Accounts
3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD 20783

UMGC's interest-free monthly payment plan can help you manage your education expenses by allowing you to pay your tuition over the course of several months or the full semester, rather than in one lump sum. There are no finance charges, just a nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester. Find out more about financing your education with UMGC 

If you need assistance, please contact student accounts directly by phone at 855-655-8682 or by e-mail.


UMGC offers affordable tuition rates, including discounted rates for military servicemembers and their eligible spouses and dependents. 

Additional fees apply for students taking courses at this location. To get information about fees, which vary by semester, visit the tuition archive in the Current Students section and select the applicable semester.

Register for Classes

You may register for courses online, by fax, on-site at the Shady Grove Center, or by mail.

If it weren’t for the Universities at Shady Grove, especially for University of Maryland Global Campus, I am not sure I would have been able to continue my education. As expected, it has been rigorous work, but I'm very proud of it, and UMGC has assisted me in aligning my classes effectively. The professors are excellent and the staff has been amazing. They listen, understand, and are committed to helping people like me. They rock!
Francy, Information Systems Management & Business Administration Double Major
How to Apply

To learn more about UMGC, you can call the UMGC Student Services office at 888-335-8682 or visit UMGC's homepage.

Learn more on the UMGC website