If you're like most students, the coursework you have taken with UMGC represents a stepping stone in the process of continuing your formal education and developing your professional life. Here is some information we'd like you to know about your permanent records.
Requesting Your Transcript
If you transfer to another university or apply for a job, you will need to document your academic qualification. An official transcript may be just what you need. To make sure your transcript is ready when you need it, please remember the following:
Before You Leave Asia
It is a good idea to review a copy of your unofficial transcript after you have finished taking courses with UMGC Asia, but before you depart. Review it carefully to ensure that the unofficial transcript matches your own records. If for any reason your records and the unofficial UMGC transcript do not agree (e.g., a grade change has not been received at the UMGC Asia headquarters and therefore does not appear on your unofficial transcript), there is still time to resolve discrepancies. Once you leave Asia, it is more difficult to do so. You may review your unofficial transcript in MyUMGC:
Academic Records > Transcripts
Permanent Location of Your Undergraduate Records
MyUMGC allows you to access your student records from anywhere in the world. If you are moving from one part of UMGC to another, please remember to submit a Relocation Request so that your student records and services are provided by the appropriate campus. You may submit a Relocation Request in MyUMGC.
Requesting a Transcript
To request an official transcript, please go to MyUMGC:
Academic Records > Transcripts
If you need further assistance, please contact your local UMGC Program Coordinator. If a UMGC Program Coordinator is not available in your community, you may wish to reach the UMGC Asia Headquarters in Yokota, Japan, from Monday-Friday, 0800-1700 at +042-552-2510/11 ext 53680 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Completing Your UMGC Degree After You Leave Asia
Completing minimum degree requirements through UMGC before you leave Asia can guarantee you the option of completing your degree almost anywhere you go. More than 20 percent of all recent degree recipients through UMGC Asia do this by transferring credit from other sources after leaving Asia.
All you have to do to finish your degree elsewhere is, before departing Asia:
- Secure an official evaluation.
- Satisfactorily complete minimum course requirements with UMGC.
For a UMGC 18 credit certificate, this means completing a minimum of 9 credits with UMGC.
For a UMGC associate's degree, this means completing a minimum of 15 credits with UMGC (with possible distribution requirements, depending upon the program).
For a UMGC bachelor's degree, it means completing a minimum of 30 credits with UMGC (with at least half of the credits earned for the major and at least half the credits earned for the minor and at least 15 upper-level credits). A UMGC academic advisor can tell you precisely where you stand in your chosen degree program.
Please remember that you must arrange for official transcripts to be sent from other schools directly to UMGC headquarters at one of the above addresses. Personal copies or copies of transcripts sent to you or any other source cannot be accepted.
Other Options After You Leave Asia
If you are degree seeking with UMGC and relocate to the Europe theater served by UMGC Europe or to the United States, served by UMGC in Adelphi, Maryland, you can take classes with UMGC at more than 85 locations. It's just as easy as signing up for classes at another education center served by UMGC Asia. Your UMGC records from Asia follow you to your new location. There, your official evaluation will be in force, and you can continue studying with UMGC.
If you relocate to an area where UMGC does not offer on-site classes, you can still complete your degree through online study. For more information about online opportunities with UMGC, contact:
Tel (800) 888-UMGC (Toll Free)
Local (301) 985-7000
For information about UMGC Europe, contact:
DSN fax 315-225-8485
CIV fax +81-(0) 42-551-8305
APO AE 09004
For information about UMGC Stateside Programs, contact:
University of Maryland Global Campus
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, MD 20742