Keep Learning — Frequently Asked Questions

Course Information

How do I search for courses? 

How do I register for courses? 

Students (active and returning) with a MaineStreet account can register online using MaineStreet.

Early College

If I have questions about Early College, who should I speak to? 

Email the Early College Team at, or visit the Early College contact page for more contact information.

How do I become registered for an Early College course?

Visit the Early College website for how-to-apply and course registration information.

Financial Information

What are the tuition and fees associated with taking classes?  

The Bursar’s Office website has information about tuition and fees.

How do I sign up for Financial Aid?

The Financial Aid website has sign-up information.

Who do I contact about my bill? A payment plan?

The Financial Aid website page “Paying the bill” has more information about your bill and payment plans.

Non-degree Coursework

How do I sign up for a non-degree undergraduate course?

If you are a first-year student in a declared major AND registering for the first time, you must contact your department to complete the registration process. For undergraduate level courses, complete and submit this UMaine Online registration form.

How do I sign up for a non-degree graduate course?

For graduate level courses, please see the UMaine Graduate School application page. This application contains modules for degree, certificate, and non-degree students.

Important Dates

Where can I find the most up to date Academic Calendar?

Current Academic Calendars can be found on the Student Records website’s main page.

When is the last date to drop a course for a full refund?

Find those dates within the Academic Calendar which is found on the Student Records website’s main page.

Technology Assistance

If I am a student with Brightspace questions, who should I contact? 

Call Division of Lifelong Learning Tech Help at 877.947.4357 or email for technical support.

If I am faculty with Brightspace questions, who should I contact? 

Email the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning or book a consultation online.  

How do I find the Math Placement test?

Information about Math Placement testing can be found on the UMaine Online website.

How do I reset my MaineStreet password?

The UMaine Information Technology website has a page for password help. You may also email the IT Help Desk at

How do I change my preferred name in MaineStreet?

To enter a Preferred Name in MaineStreet:

  • Go to the MaineStreet UMS Portal.
  • Navigate to your Student Center.
  • Select the link labelled “Demographic Data” under “Personal Information.”
  • Select the “Names” tab.
  • Click the green “Edit” button.
  • Add or change your Preferred Name.

Or email the IT Help Desk at

How do I activate my account?  Who do I contact if I am having trouble?

To activate your UMS Account

Your UMS account grants access to the MaineStreet, the student records system, and your email account.  Activate this as soon as possible.  You will receive important information  about campus housing, registration and student services at this address.  To activate your account:

  1. Go to UMaine’s Account Activation page.
  2. Enter your Student ID and Activation Code provided in your admission letter.
  3. After you submit your activation, the activation web site generates an acknowledgement.  The acknowledgement contains your new UMS User Name, password, and email address.  This information should be kept private.  Please save or print the information and keep it in a secure place.
  4. Once you have activated your account, you may use your new UMS User Name and password to check on the status of your application, or to update your personal information.  Go to the MaineStreet portal.  Enter your UMS User Name and password to access the portal.

If you have difficulty activating, logging into, or using your account, please visit our support site. This site has information about your UMS account and the MaineStreet portal and provides links to helpful resources. If you need further assistance, you may call the UMaine IT Help Desk at (207) 581-2506 or email them at