The Office of International Programs (OIP) extends a warm welcome and looks forward to your arrival!
We are very happy that you decided to join our diverse university. Approximately 500 of the University of Maine’s more than 11,000 students come from abroad, representing more than 70 different nations. International students play an active role in both the intellectual and cultural life of our campus.
OIP is here to help you prepare for your arrival at UMaine, and navigate life on campus.
This brochure is designed to help you prepare for your move to Maine. Read it carefully and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.
Office of International Programs staff
Arrival and Orientation Information
- How to activate your MaineStreet account
- MaineStreet basics
- How to create a Wish List and enroll in classes
Financial Responsibility Statement
- Accept your Financial Responsibility Statement (FRS) in MaineStreet before class registration. Watch the FRS video or read the FRS Instructions
- Class Search – interactive class schedule/timetable
- Course Descriptions – all courses in UMaine catalog (doesn’t indicate which semester courses are offered)
- Undergraduate Catalog – all courses on record
- Schedule of classes and enrollment information
- Using the Course Planner and Wish List– utilize this tool to plan your enrollment in future semesters.
- Dropping or Adding a Class – international undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits each semester (applies only to Fall and Spring semesters).
- Self-Service Enrollment Verification
- How to transfer your credits to UMaine – completed before course registration for the first semester at UMaine
- Placement tests – complete for math, English composition, foreign languages and music before course registration
- Course Prefixes (e.g. POS stands for Political Science courses)
- Building Abbreviations
- A guide to UMaine services and facilities
- List of Colleges
- List of Majors and Minors