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- Returning students register through WISER
- New students should submit a registration form to the UMass Boston Registrar’s Office.
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Courses generally follow our standard academic calendars. Please check our Academic Calendar for details.
Wimba Classroom is a synchronous conferencing system embedded in the BLS Vista Learning Management System (LMS) used to deliver UMass Boston fully online courses. Wimba Classroom use is intended to augment otherwise asynchronous online courses by providing an environment for meeting in real time, online. To use Wimba Classroom, each student will require a computer headset equipped with microphone and may be purchased at any computer or electronic store. Prices range from $15–$25. Students should test their access to Wimba Classroom and seek technical support to configure systems, as necessary, in advance of their first uses of Wimba Classroom.Learn more about Wimba Classroom and how Wimba Classroom works.
There are several ways to register for a course. Please see “How to Register?”
The fee for each online course is found on the individual course description page on our distance learning website.
Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your adviser to determine your eligibility and application procedures. Generally, if you are enrolled at least part-time (6 credits minimum per semester) in a degree program, you may qualify for financial aid. [Financial Aid Office at UMass Boston]
Currently we are offering several degrees. Please see our Distance Learning Homepage for more info.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 offers guidelines for curriculum modifications and adaptations for students with documented disabilities. If applicable, students may obtain adaptation recommendations from UMass Boston’s Ross Center for Disability Services (617 -287-7430). The student must present and discuss these recommendations with each professor within a reasonable period, preferably by the end of the Drop/Add period.
Online students may access the UMass Boston electronic library by means of a barcode. To obtain a barcode an online student must email firstname.lastname@example.org and give: name as appears at registration semester and year course name and number student ID # email address Once the library has received the information, the student will be sent an email with barcode information. The barcode is good only for the semester the student is enrolled in an online UMass Boston course. The barcode enables the online student to: access e-reserves for his course access electronic resources (books, articles, journals, etc.) email the library with reference questions