Resources for First Year Students
- Additional Online Resources
- Glossary of Common UMaine Terms
- Other Resources
- Tips from Past Students
- First Year Academic Curriculums
- Troubleshooting problems at UMaine
- The Tutor Program allows you to get one tutor each semester. They mostly offer tutoring in 100 and 200 level courses. Check here for information about how to get a tutor.
- The Tutor Program also offers drop-in tutoring at the library. This means that there is no commitment to continue going back to tutoring, but it’s also first-come, first-serve. Check here for a schedule of drop-in tutoring.
- The First Year Center and the Tutor Program have also partnered to offer free drop-in tutoring in the First Year Center. Check out our Upcoming Events schedule for more information.
- You can get drop-in assistance for accounting here.
- You can get drop-in assistance for computer science here.
- You can get drop-in assistance for a variety of economics courses here.
- You can get drop-in assistance for math courses here.
- You can get drop-in assistance with papers (for any class- not just for English papers) here.
- Or you can set up an appointment at the Writing Center to get help with your paper by going here.
- If you have are experiencing anxiety, are having trouble taking tests, have a learning disability, or have documentation to allow you extra time for tests or a note taker, you should see Ann Smith at Disability Support Services.
Struggling to get everything done? Learn some time management skills!
- Here is a list of 57 tips to help you better manage your time.
- Spending too much time on Facebook? You can block just facebook, or you can block other websites, twitter, email, etc. using this application.
Better ways to study!
- Using this link, you can create your own quiz. That way you’re testing yourself before you actually take a test!
- Using this link, you can make your own flashcards to help you study better!
- Having trouble with complex math problems or equations? Try this website, which will show you the step-by-step process to get to your solution.
List of Academic Department Contacts
Sometimes you have a specific question about your major, for one of your professors, or for your advisor. But maybe your professor/advisor isn’t responding to your email, or you don’t know where to find him/her. The best place to start is often at the main office for your major. They often know where to find people, how to get messages to people, and then can often answer your questions and/or tell you what the process is to do what you want to do. Looking to change your major? Want to drop a class? Want to declare a minor? Start here!
- You can use the PDF below to see where the main office for your major is located, or to find the phone number for the main office for your major.
- Academic Department Contact Information (PDF)
Financial Aid Information
- Trying to figure out how financial aid works? Learn more here!
- Are you struggling to understand how to budget your money, how student loans work, or anything else related to money? Then try out this quick program that can really teach you a lot!
- Trying to figure out how to calculate what kind of grade you’re getting in your class? Use this calculator! All you have to do is type in what grades you have received so far and what percentage of your total grade each assignment counts for.
- Want to calculate your overall GPA? Use this GPA calculator!