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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.

Best regards,

Office of International Programs staff

Arrival and Orientation Information



Course Registration

Video Tutorials

Financial Terms and Conditions

  • Before you can register for classes, you must complete the Financial Terms and Conditions (FTC) in your MaineStreet Student Service listed in the To Do list. Read the full FTC text. Read the FTC Frequently Asked Questions

Placement Tests

  • Placement tests – complete for math, English composition, foreign languages and music before course registration

Selecting classes

Enrolling in Classes

Transfer Credits

Terminology and Handouts