Academics are your main reason for being at UMaine…so make academic success your top priority.
There are a lot of great resources here at UMaine that are free to you as a student. All you have to do is seek out the assistance! If you need help, but aren’t sure which resource is the best for you, we’d be happy to help you.
The Writing Center
If you want to improve the quality of your papers and increase your opportunities for getting a better grade, the Writing Center is the resource you need. Get feedback on your written work in one-on-one meetings and take advantage of our writing tutors and the ESL Specialist Jim McCarthy. Schedule a meeting at maine.mywconline.com. If this will be your first visit, click here to register, create an account and make your appointments.
- 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.
- Click here to set up an appointment with the Writing Center to get help with your paper.
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)
- Click here for 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!
- Click here to create your own quiz. That way you’re testing yourself before you actually take a test!
- Clik here to make your own flashcards to help you study better!
- Having trouble with complex math problems or equations? Click here to watch the step-by-step process to get to your solution.
- Trying to figure out how to calculate what kind of grade you’re getting in your class? Click here to 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? Click here to use this GPA calculator!
- 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.
Financial Aid Information
- Trying to figure out how financial aid works? Click here to learn more.
- Are you struggling to understand how to budget your money, how student loans work, or anything else related to money? Click here to try out this quick program that can really teach you a lot!
- Financial Aid
- Merit Scholarship Program
- Pulp & Paper Foundation Scholarships