Register for Classes

Registration occurs in the Fall and Spring semesters after the schedule of course offerings is published online. This generally occurs after mid-term. Notice of dates and required registration materials are distributed in the SSW Bulletin and located on the SSW Registration and Academic Calendar online. All course registration occurs online in SURFS

Plan Your Schedule

Go to and select “Login to SURFS”


For detailed instructions on navigating SURFS, download the UMB Student Profile Instructions 2023.08.

If you experience difficulty logging into SURFS, contact CITS Help Desk at 410-706-4357 or help@umaryland.eduand include your student ID, name, date of birth, and a brief description of the problem.

For additional assistance with registering, please call 410-706-6102.


  • Don’t Forget to Print a Copy of Your Schedulele
  • Quick Table Format: Select Student Schedule by Day and Time
  • Detailed Table Format: Select Student Detail Schedule.

On a space available basis, a student may add a course to their schedule during the first week of classes. This must be done in person at the school’s Office of Records and Registration. Courses may be dropped until the semester’s drop date. Once the semester has started, there is no refund for students who drop courses or for students who change their status from full-time to part-time (fewer than9 credits). Students who register for a course and decide not to take it must officially drop it by that semester’s drop date to avoid submission of a failing grade. This maybe done in person with the SSW Officeof Records and Registration or by submitting the Request to Drop a Course form online. Students should refer to the SSW Registration and Academic Calendar located on the school’s website to obtain the specific dates for drop/add.

Audit Courses

A course may be audited on a space-available basis with priority given to students taking the course for credit. The course will appear on the student’s transcript as Audit (AU) but will not count toward the credit requirement for degree completion. A student taking a credit course may not change their status to audit once the semester has started. Charges for audit courses are the same as credit courses. Students interested in auditing a course should complete the Request for an Academic Audit Course form and submit it to the SSW Office of Records and Registration prior to the start of the semester.

Special Student Status

Under certain circumstances and with approval of the Office of Records and Registration, non-matriculated individuals who have completed an MSW may register for a course as a “special”student. Once approved, the person must communicate with the Office of Admissions to complete an abbreviated application and include both an official transcript and a statement as to the reason for enrollment. The matriculated application fee and per credit hour tuition and fees apply to “special” students. Students who have been dismissed from the MSW program may not come back as “special” students. “Special” students may register on a space available basis.

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