Skip Navigation
Return to Layout View | Home | A-Z Directory | MaineStreet | Campus Map | Calendar
Follow UMaine on Twitter | Join UMaine on Facebook | Watch UMaine on YouTube | Admissions | Parents & Family | Apply to UMaine | Give Now | Emergency

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Site Navigation:


Academic Tools and Support - Frequently Asked Questions

SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS

To view deadlines, go to:  UMaine Academic Calendar

ADDING A COURSE

How do I add a course within the first week of the semester?

You may add a course on-line using MaineStreet or in person at your major department office or the LAS Dean’s Office, 100 Stevens Hall.  If a seat is available, you meet the prerequisites and there are no time conflicts, you may add the course without a  form or signatures.

What if the course I want to add is full or I don’t have the prerequisite?

Obtain written permission to enroll from the course instructor and submit it to the LAS Dean’s Office, 100 Stevens Hall.  Please note that we will not waive a prerequisite for any math course regardless of instructor permission.

What if I have the prerequisite but MaineStreet does not recognize it?

Consult with a staff person in 100 Stevens Hall.

What if I want to add a course after the first week of the semester?

Submit written consent of the course instructor to 100 Stevens Hall.

What if the course I want to add will bring me above 18 credits?

Consult with a staff person in 100 Stevens Hall.  Depending on your academic record, you will either be permitted to enroll in the course, denied enrollment, or be required to provide a recommendation from your academic advisor.

DROPPING A COURSE

How do I drop a course within the first two weeks of the semester?

You may drop a course on-line using MaineStreet or in person at your major department office or the LAS Dean’s Office, 100 Stevens Hall.  No forms or signatures are required.

How do I drop a course after the second week of the semester?

Pick up an add/drop form from the counter in 100 Stevens Hall, obtain your advisor’s signature, and return the signed form to 100 Stevens Hall for processing.

What happens if I drop below full-time enrollment (below 12 credit hours)?

Dropping below 12 credit hours can have serious repercussions.  It is imperative that you consult with a staff person in 100 Stevens Hall for further information and advice.

What is the policy on tuition refunds for dropped courses?

A full tuition refund is awarded for all courses dropped within the first two weeks of the semester.  After the first two weeks, there are no refunds for dropped courses.

What if I become ill or injured and need to drop a course or courses after the second week of the semester – can I apply for a refund?

Consult with a staff person in 100 Stevens Hall for further information and advice.

Will dropped courses appear on my transcript?

Courses dropped within the first third of the semester will not appear on your transcript.  Courses dropped during the second third of the semester will appear with a W (withdrawal without academic penalty).

What is the deadline to drop a course without academic penalty?

Courses may be dropped without academic penalty through the second third of the semester.  Any course dropped in the last third of the semester will be an automatic failure (F on transcript).

What if it is after the second third of the semester but I have extenuating medical or personal circumstances?

Consult with a staff person in 100 Stevens Hall for further information and advice.

CHANGING A COURSE SECTION

How do I change my lecture, lab or recitation section?

See instructions for adding and dropping a course.  The same deadlines and procedures apply.

CHANGING CREDIT AND GRADING OPTIONS

How do I change a course from a letter grade to pass/fail (or the opposite)?

Consult a staff person in 100 Stevens Hall to make sure you are eligible for the pass/fail option and to find out about all the restrictions that apply.  If you are eligible, we can make this change for you.  Changes are permitted within the first two weeks of the semester only.

How do I change a course from credit to audit (or the opposite)?

Consult a staff person in 100 Stevens Hall for details on the audit option as well as possible financial aid repercussions.  If you wish to proceed, we can make this change for you.  Changes are permitted through the end of the second third of the semester.

How do I change the number of credits for a variable credit course?

You can either do this yourself on MaineStreet, or consult with a staff person in 100 Stevens Hall for assistance.

Back to Academic Tools and Support


Sidebar

News and Events

Read More News and Events.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
100 Stevens Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1954
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System