Providing an Advising Authorization

Before You Begin...

Advising Authorization is a task performed by Advisors after a term has been activated for registration.  All Undergraduate Degree Seeking Students at UMBC must have Advising Authorization before they can register for classes.

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Navigate to the Advising Center and then select the "Advising Authorization" link from the link list. 

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If a student has ever been a different program at UMBC (graduate, certificate, ELI, etc), you will likely need to use the scrolling arrows to ensure you are on the correct authorization page.

Notes about Advising Authorization

Summer and Winter sessions do not require advising authorization.

Non-degree seeking students do not require advising authorization.

If you have questions, Contact The Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising


Five Ways to Get Started as an Academic Advisor

The Advising Clearance Required service indicator has the code “ADV.” Select the advising clearance hold to remove it.

Click “release” to release the advising hold on the student’s account and allow the student to register for the upcoming semester.