CNMS Advising Overview


CNMS Staff will monitor email messages 10AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Questions and requests will be routed to the appropriate staff member for response.


Advising Appointments

  • Professional and Faculty Advisors will be available for a mix of in-person and remote advising support. Similarly, every advisor may be using different communication platforms — including but not limited to — email, Google Voice, WebEx, and Google Hangouts Meet. To confirm how your assigned advisor will be conducting their appointments please be sure to email them directly.
  • Be sure to follow the CNMS Advising myUMBC Group page for updated messaging, events, and advising support.
  • Newly or recently declared Life Science majors without an assigned advisor will need to email for support.
  • Be sure to follow the CNMS Advising myUMBC Group page for updated messaging, events, and advising support.
  • Advising assistance will be provided by your previously assigned advisor. Advising assignments can be found here alongside contact instructions.
  • Students who were assigned to CNMS Advising Staff can follow up with that advisor until new advising assignments are made available in March.
  • Students assigned to faculty advisors will want to reach out to them directly (e-mails preferred) for their specific remote advising procedures.
  • All incoming students (freshmen and transfer) need to sign up for New Student Orientation Day ASAP. You will have the opportunity to talk with the advising staff, ask questions, review your transfer coursework (if applicable), and register for classes as a part of that experience. Please visit our Admitted Students webpage for additional information and be on the lookout for email communication from the CNMS Advising Office in the week or so leading up to your scheduled Orientation session.

Semester Planning

  • Summer registration does not require advising clearance and is currently in progress. Additional information regarding summer registration as well as course offerings can be found at The schedule of classes for Summer Sessions I and II is currently LIVE!
  • Be sure to discuss your summer plans with your assigned advisor to ensure that they are in your best interest and that their subsequent fall course recommendations align appropriately.
  • Please contact your advisor if you are planning to take courses at another institution during the summer session. All courses that are taken elsewhere require a Verification of Transferability Form and an advisors signature if you are intending to take a major-related course.
  • All students must seek advising clearance and support prior to registration.
  • Advising assignments and instructions were sent to students’ myUMBC email in early to mid – March.
  • Updated advising assignment charts can be found online here.
  • Earliest advanced registration dates and time are determined by earned credits. You can view your specific date and time via your myUMBC account and/or use this chart as reference.
  • The Advanced Registration Period begins on APRIL 4th for qualified undergraduate students.
  • Refer to this Advising and Registration Checklist in order to ensure a successful advising season.