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Old 04-02-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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I know UMUC in the past was referred to as Adult Education and Extension, but can someone actually explain the meaning of the name "University of Maryland University College." What is a University University College? Maybe if they called it "University of Maryland University College School University College" it would seem more prestigious.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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I know UMUC in the past was referred to as Adult Education and Extension, but can someone actually explain the meaning of the name "University of Maryland University College." What is a University University College? Maybe if they called it "University of Maryland University College School University College" it would seem more prestigious.
Check out the explanation on Wiki:
University of Maryland University College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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UMUC -- what an unfortunate acronym. What do people actually call the place? "You-muck?"
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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Did my undergrad degree at UMUC in English. And I'm currently in an MA program at state school in California so there was no problem with it not being a "traditional" school. I think its a very good choice for working adults and it's probably the best option for those of that are in the military (and spouses of military members). They have satellite campuses at military bases. Also, UMUC is a non-profit public University.

If you're looking for strictly online classes then UMUC might not be for you. Most of the classes are hybrid with online instruction and proctored exams. If you're unfamiliar with proctored exams it works like this: you find a college near you that offers proctoring services (most do) and then you inform UMUC of your proctor. All your exams are then sent to that college and you take your exams on that campus under supervision of the proctor.

I mostly had a good experience. The English professors for the most part were very good. Many of them also taught at Univ of Maryland, College Park.

A few of the profs were very difficult to deal with. You're required to take I think six credits in Information Technology and maybe it was just my poor luck but both my instructors for those courses were strait out of boot camp disciplinarians.

Another negative was that on a couple occasions the professor never sent the exam to the proctor and I had to wait several weeks after the course had ended to take an exam.

Overall though it was worth it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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UMUC is not a bad school, as it serves many military personnel...

It is definitely better than any for-profit school, that's for sure
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:56 PM
 
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Default UMUC - Hard to Beat

UMUC is an accredited university that is part of the University of Maryland state education system. They DO offer mid-afternoon and evening classes at the University of Maryland Collage Park campus and several satellite campuses all over the greater Washington DC - Maryland Metropolitan area. They are also one of, if not the, largest US university that offers a non-traditional, on-line education program for working adults. While almost anyone can enroll (as it should be) all applicants must meet minimum academic entrance/placement requirements. Those who do not score well on placement tests must take the necessary remedial, non-credit classes in order to attend full-credit classes. This is a good school. I have never heard of an employer passing over someone who attended UMUC simply because they graduated with mostly or on-line program credits. If you choose to go somewhere else, then go. But do not bad-mouth this good school just because you have heard a few negative things from disgruntled students or applicants. Think for yourself. Do your own research. I have attended now for over two years. Some classes are very tough. Some classes are not as difficult. Still, I am a better man for attending. As the old saying goes, “you get out what you put in.” Try one class and see for yourself. Regarding prospective military students that always complain about UMUC or who are thinking of joining those that entertain negative “group think” attitudes about this school, they are the same people that complain about the first sergeant and/or company or squadron commander for being too hard, too unfair, too dismissive, or too punitive in the manner in which they conduct themselves. In other words, only the people who get into trouble or make bad decisions (or get poor grades) complain the loudest.
Good luck.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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UMUC is the WORST ever.... I dont care for the school and their policies...

Things I dont like about UMUC:

1. You have to take an "Intro to Library Skills Research Class"... I have an MPA, why do I need to take a class on how to do research??? More $$$ and they informed me that I couldnt transfer credits... No Sh*t dummy, my degree has been conferred from another university so it wouldn't be transferred

2. Everything is a Management Degree.. Their Criminal Justice involves business, and management classes. Oh and the fact I have to do a Capstone Presentation. Get out of here with that.

3. Everything is online, even the hybrids, nothing is straight classroom... Some people don't want to do a class online, they prefer an actual classroom.

4. Everything has to involve Turnitin.... Professors make you use it and if you have something cited, it shows, and the professors will make you resubmit it if it is over 10%. Its kind of hard to do a research paper and your paper needs to be under 10% for "cited works" that is why it is called a RESEARCH paper.

5. I read their Academic Dismissal policy. In the event that you are dimissed for academic reasons, you can not reapply to their school for 7 years. Most universities are 1 year after dismissal....

After 2 semesters I actually said forget it and withdrew from the school. The school is nothing more than glorified Community College on a Graduate Level. Honestly its, overrated. I had a better experience learning wise, and challenging wise in my MPA program.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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I attended and received my BS in Information Systems Management in 2007. I loved the school. I don't anything about all of the classes being online. That definitely wasn't the case when I attended. I took about 90% of my classes face-to-face in a classroom on the University of Maryland College Park campus. I recall taking a handful of classes (again face-to-face) on UMUC's "campus" and at Bolling AFB. I would say I took the final 10% of classes online, but only for convenience. These classes (at the time) were also offered face-to-face and instructor led. I do not prefer online classes ans I like the one-on-one and classroom interaction. My only issue was parking.... because I had the majority of my classes on the UMCP campus it was sometimes a hassle finding parking, but it all worked itself out in the end.

For what it's worth, I have a great paying job as a Management Information Specialist.

~Dee
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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I attended and received my BS in Information Systems Management in 2007. I loved the school. I don't anything about all of the classes being online. That definitely wasn't the case when I attended. I took about 90% of my classes face-to-face in a classroom on the University of Maryland College Park campus. I recall taking a handful of classes (again face-to-face) on UMUC's "campus" and at Bolling AFB. I would say I took the final 10% of classes online, but only for convenience. These classes (at the time) were also offered face-to-face and instructor led. I do not prefer online classes ans I like the one-on-one and classroom interaction. My only issue was parking.... because I had the majority of my classes on the UMCP campus it was sometimes a hassle finding parking, but it all worked itself out in the end.

For what it's worth, I have a great paying job as a Management Information Specialist.

~Dee
Its based on programs... the one I was looking into (Criminal Justice Mgmt) was mostly online. Even the business courses with the exception of Stats. I find it disappointing that the school doesnt open the classes to more face to face instead of strictly online or Hybrid courses. I wont recommend the school to anyone and dont care for their policies. When I attended graduate school after UG, I had a more challenging, yet better experience than UMUC.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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I think it is a great school for working professionals. At least the grad school is.
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