UMBC’s Institute of Extended Learning (IXL) provides non-credit education to connect the UMBC campus to the broader community.  IXL is dedicated to providing our communities with access and pathways to innovative academic experiences through exploration and rigorous programing. IXL extends UMBC’s reach and expertise to learners of all ages and backgrounds promoting accessible community programing to attract new and returning students to attend UMBC through our Summer Enrichment Academy, Test Prep Academy, year-round youth and certificate programs. IXL’s vision is to build connections through explorations, discovery and smart fun.