University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Model

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an online state university offering more than 90 degrees, certificates and specializations. Many UMUC students are professionals looking to advance their careers or military service members and veterans, and they need a record that’s more salient in a professional context.

Unlike some of the other schools involved in the CSR project, the UMUC’s model record is a competency-based academic transcript, not a co-curricular record. The new transcript was developed to reflect UMUC’s innovative curriculum, which will be focused on program-level professional skills and goals, not individual courses. Rather than documenting the class a student took and the grade earned, the record will describe and contextualize a student’s knowledge, giving specific evidence of learning in a particular area.

For more information, visit the AACRAO Connect story on UMUC.