Tools, Tips, and Tricks

The CNMS Advising staff is always on the lookout for resources to share with our students. Here are just a few!

CNMS Academic Advising Group on myUMBC


  • The Google Apps available to you through your UMBC account – Calendar, Drive, G+ Hangouts, etc.
  • The Time Donut– Evaluate your time usage on a daily or weekly basis, and use that information to set priorities and adjust your behavior.
  • CNMS Advising’s Campus Guide Map – Not sure where to find Academic Assistance, Advising, and other resources on campus? Check out our interactive campus map!
  • College GPA Calculator – Allows you to create a semester-by-semester look at your GPA. Great for figuring out the effect a course repeat will have on your semester and cumulative GPAs.

Websites and Blogs

Twitter Feeds


  • UMBC Mobile
  • TransLoc Rider – Track the UMBC Shuttle in real time. Select your favorite stop(s) and set notifications so you don’t miss your ride to campus!
  • Mint – For budgeting your money and monitoring your spending habits
  • TinyScan – For creating PDF images of paper documents. Handy for when you need to fill out paperwork that requires signatures!