Getting Registered for classes your first Semester
The School of Engineering Technology (SET) Office will register you for classes your first semester. Before we can register you for classes you need to accept the Financial Terms and Conditions, take the Math Placement Exam, and make sure any transfer credits,-AP or otherwise, have been transferred. It is the student’s responsibility to request and have the official transcripts, AP scores, etc. be sent to UMaine. After your first semester you will be assigned an academic advisor and will meet with them to select classes for the next semester.
Financial Terms and Conditions
We will not be able to enroll you in your classes until you complete the Financial Terms and Conditions (FT&C). Please navigate to the Holds List on your Maine Street Student Center and click on “Financial Terms and Conditions” to view and acknowledge receipt of the statement. After submitting the registration hold will be removed immediately.
*All students must complete the FT&C before enrolling in classes each semester. The FT&C is a legal agreement between the student and University of Maine System explaining the financial obligation of the student. It ensures that students understand the financial commitment they are making when they register for courses is an important component of a student’s financial literacy and is also required by the Federal Bureau of Consumer Protection.
If you have any questions pertaining to the FT&C, please contact the Bursar’s Office at (207) 581-1521.
Math Placement Testing
All students entering UMaine must be placed in the correct math classes. If you have a 670 on the math portion of the SAT, or a 29 on the math portion of the ACT, then you can be enrolled in any math class up to MAT 126 (Calculus I), or are transferring in credit for a equivalent math course. A 3 or above on AP Calculus AB=MAT126 and AP Calculus BC=MAT126 and MAT127. All other students must take the ALEKS PPL Assessment, our mathematics placement exam.
Learn more about the exam and how to take it :
Activate your UMS Account
To access complete and current course information, you need to set up your University of Maine System ID and password. Your UMS ID is used for confidential messages and notifications to your UMS email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) and lets you connect to the MaineStreet student information system to access other useful tools such as Blackboard and wireless internet.
- Go to the UMS Account Activation site and follow the directions for admission applicants.
- Enter your Student ID and Activation Key, provided in your admission letter.
- You should see your new MaineStreetID, password, and email address. This information should be kept private – please save or print the information and keep it in a secure place.
- Once you have activated your account, you will have access to both your MaineStreet portal and your @maine.edu email account.
- Login to MaineStreet.
- Click on MaineStreet Login.
- Enter your MaineStreet ID and password from Step 3.
- Click Student Self-Service in menu on the left.
- Click Student Center.
If you need help, please call the IT Help Center at 207.581.2506.
Program Requirements and Course Descriptions
To view program requirements and course descriptions, go to the Undergraduate catalog and search catalog for program or course number using the search bar in the top left.
Preferred Credit Hour Load
Our majors do not always have fifteen credits a semester, they can vary from 12-17. SET does not recommend forcing 15 credits into a semester by overloading or taking a class you do not need. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to find out how the less than 15 credit semesters will affect your financial aid. It is usually a relatively small impact on your financial aid package. Please note that all questions regarding billing and financial aid, based on your overall registered credits, must be directed to the Student Financial Aid Office and the Bursar’s Office.
If you have accepted an invitation to join the Honors College, you will automatically be registered for HON 112 for the spring semester.