Classes and Services
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers undergraduate classes and student services on Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. This site is located on a military installation. Please call this location to receive information on base access. In some instances, a FERPA waiver form may be required.
Military and government ID card holders whose vehicles have a DoD decal can take the Baltimore/Washington Parkway (Route 295), exit onto Route 32 East and travel for about two miles. Follow signs to Fort Meade/Mapes Road, exiting right off Route 32 and going through two traffic circles. Enter Fort Meade, and turn right onto Zimborski Avenue. The UMUC Fort Meade office is located in the first building on the right, the Education Services Building (Building 8601), Room 112.
All others, take Route 175 to Reece Road. Follow signs to the main gate and Visitors' Control Center. Follow Reece Road to Cooper Avenue, and turn left. At Mapes Road, turn right. Turn left on Zimborski Avenue. The UMUC Office is located in the first building on the right, the Education Services Building (Building 8601), Room 112.
Please note there is a new classroom location. Beginning Fall 2010, classes will be held at Meade High School, which is open to the public and accessible via Route 175. From the Baltimore/Washington Parkway, take Route 175 East. The entrance to Meade High School is about 1.1 miles on the right. Call 301-621-9882 or 410-551-0431 for further information.
Advising is available at Fort Meade on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 301-621-9882 or 410-551-0431 for an appointment.
UMUC’s National Testing Center is open Wednesday through Friday with tests beginning at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This location offers the following types of testing services for members of the military and the civilian community with base access:
- Placement testing for writing and math courses on a walk-in basis.
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) on a walk-in basis.
- DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) on a walk-in basis. Note: The public speaking exam is available by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.
- Pearson VUE, including Excelsior College Examinations (formerly Regents College or ACT/PEP), by appointment only. Schedule an appointment at pearsonvue.com/military.
- Proctored exams for students transferring from UMUC Europe or UMUC Asia.
A library service area is available at the Academic Center at Largo. Librarians are also available via e-mail, chat, phone and instant message. Materials from any University System of Maryland library can be delivered to you at the Academic Center at Largo. Call 240-684-2020 or 800-888-UMUC (8682), option 3, ext. 2020 to learn more. For more information and to access the online catalog, more than 125 research databases and view tutorials on how to conduct research, please visit the UMUC library online.
Visitors must show valid U.S. driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance at the Reece Road Visitor's Gate to gain access to base.
National Testing Center: Proper military ID is required for base access. Visitors who do not have a military ID must go to the Pass Office. Access is only granted to visitors if they have been given authority by the Pass Office. Those with military IDs are allowed to bring guests on base; guests must present a valid photo ID.
Due to recent conditions of heightened security, civilian students taking UMUC classes on military bases may be required to complete a waiver in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act permitting UMUC to provide personal information (such as Social Security Number, address, and telephone number) to the military administration. You may find the FERPA waiver form online.