Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Registration Information

Meet Times | Instructions | Considerations

Determine Course Meeting Dates and Times

  1. Visit Testudo.
  2. Select Schedule of Classes.
  3. In the box marked Term: Select your specific term and year.
  4. Select Search.
  5. A listing of all departments offering courses for that term/year will appear.
  6. Scroll down and click on CMSC.
  7. Scroll down to the course and select Show Sections.
  8. Courses use section PCD*

Registration Instructions

  1. Visit Testudo.
  2. Click on Registration (Drop/Add).
  3. Log in with your Directory ID and password.
  4. Select the appropriate term.
  5. Enter the course(s) (ex. CMSC641) and section number(s) (ex. PCD1) into the Drop/Add table and click Submit Changes.
    • A message may appear in the course block.
    • Read the message then click Ok to add the course.
  6. To view your schedule when complete, click View Schedule.

Important Considerations

Students should visit Academic & Financial Deadlines to determine when registration opens and closes, and for cancellation, drop, and withdrawal deadlines. The program uses the semester academic calendar:  fall and spring semester (16 weeks each).  Here are other considerations:

  • Admitted students are required to maintain continuous enrollment for courses as outlined in the plan of study. See Academic Policies for a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence.
  • Students Provisionally Admitted on an Unofficial Transcript: Official transcripts indicating receipt of the degree must be submitted before the end of the first semester. Registration for a second semester will not be permitted unless these documents are received by the Graduate School.
  • Students in face-to-face or blended programs are required to submit UMD’s Medical History and Immunization Record form prior to the first day of their first semester.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to maintain good academic progress for graduation. Students are responsible for keeping track of their progress and should review their academic record to ensure accuracy.

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