What is a registration block and how do I lift this block on my registration?
A block is a hold placed on student records to prevent registration. Each semester, students are expected to log on to www.my.umd.edu and check their registration time and blocks. It is the student’s responsibility to take appropriate actions to remove those blocks in order to register on time.
Every semester, students will have a mandatory advising block on their registration. It is important that students meet with an advisor before your designated registration date. Once you have met with an advisor, they will lift the mandatory advising block that prevents you from registering. If you do not meet with your advisor, this block will not be removed and you will NOT be able to register. Since space in some classes can be competitive, it is in your best interests to get cleared of ALL blocks well in advance of your registration date.
How do I sign up for my mandatory advising session?
Students can sign up for mandatory and voluntary advising appointments online at the link below. Students should follow the prompts and fill in the appropriate fields to successfully schedule an appointment. Once signed up, the student will receive an email confirming his/her scheduled appointment.
Where is the Office of Undergraduate Advising in the School of Architecture?
The Office of Undergraduate Advising is located within the main office on the second floor. Once you are here, the receptionist will be able to guide you back to our office.
When to arrive and what to bring to advising:
Students should arrive on time and prepared to their advising appointment. It is the student’s responsibility to make the advisors aware of any tardiness. Failure to do so might result in having to reschedule an advising appointment to a later date.
All students must bring a completed 4-Year Plan to their mandatory advising session! The 4-Year Plan is essential to the advising process, and it will clarify to the advisor what requirements you have already fulfilled and when in the future you will fulfill the rest. Not only does it serve as a check to make sure you are on track to graduate, but it helps the advisors tailor their advising session to your specific needs and interests. Students should also be prepared to discuss what courses they're planning on taking in the coming semester.
CLICK HERE to download a CORE 4-Year Plan
CLICK HERE to download a GEN ED 4-Year Plan
Questions? Contact Advising!
Phone: (301) 405-9583
Q: As an architecture student, will I be able to declare a dual major?
A: Yes, many Architecture students major hold another major to supplement their education. Since Architecture is very demanding in terms of time and workload, it is difficult to major in other time consuming disciplines such as engineering or business. Students often pick up additional majors in world languages and cultures because of their relaxed major paths.
Q: Can I add a minor to my degree?
Yes, many of our students complete a various range of minor along with the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree. If you are interested in minoring, please consult first with an Undergraduate Advisor. For a list of all the minors the University has to offer, please visit the link below.
Q: When do I apply for graduation?
A: Students can apply for graduation by the 10th day of your graduating semester. Students must have completed at minimum 120 credits and completed all of their CORE and Major classes. If you are unsure of whether or not you qualify to graduate, please set up an advising appointment with an Undergraduate Advisor. Graduating seniors can apply online at: http://www.testudo.umd.edu/apps/candapp/.
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