1.) Browse Mainestreet for Classes
Log into your Mainestreet account with your @maine.edu student email to browse available courses for your semester. Find the ones that interest you the most and contribute to your degree. As a student at UMaine, you need a minimum of 12 credits to be registered as a full-time student: exchange students have a maximum limit of 15 credits.
Generally, 1 course will equate to 3 credits (12 credits = 4 courses)
* Graduate Students: Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits.
* Intensive English Students: Must be enrolled in 5 classes per session
2.) Student Center
Once you’ve found enough courses that equal out to a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits and maximum of 15 credits) you can add these classes to your “cart.” Exchange students can register in one online class, but are strongly encourage to attend all in-person classes.
You’ll find courses in your student center which you access through Mainestreet. Refer to video here: Adding a Class to Cart.
Once in your student center, you’ll click on “Class Information.”
3.) Finding Classes & Adding to Cart
Once you’d clicked on class Search, you’ll be brought to a blank page with a search bar. Make sure on here, before you hit “Search,” you select the correct year and semester for the term and click the check box for “Show Open Classes Only.” This assures that you’re looking at the upcoming fall semester and only classes with open availability.
When you complete this and hit “Search,” you’ll get a list of courses. When you click on one, it’ll drop down and give you more information.
On this drop down, you’ll find a place to add the course to cart. Click on this button and then you’re class will be added. And that’s it!
4.) Email Advisor
With your wish list created, email your education abroad advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ll review your wish list and register you for lover-level classes or request special permission for higher-level classes.
5.) Class Enrollment
Exchange students will not need a registration pin. The education abroad advisor will work with academic departments to have you manually registered. This will involve evaluation of your transcript to see if you meet the required pre-requisites.
6.) Arrive on Campus
It is normal that some of your classes will not yet be settled by the time you arrive on campus. With the help of the education abroad advisor, you can use the first week of classes to get permission from instructors to be enrolled and finalize your class schedule.
7.) Have an Amazing Semester!
You’ve gained admissions. You’ve registered for your classes. Now it’s time to prepare for an amazing semester! Welcome to the Black bear nation.
Course Selection Links
- Fall2021/Spring2022 Academic Calendar (PDF)
- Class Search – interactive class schedule/timetable
- Course Descriptions – all courses in UMaine catalog (doesn’t indicate which semester courses are offered)
- Schedule of classes and enrollment information
- List of Colleges
- List of Majors and Minors
- Undergraduate Catalog
- Graduate Catalog
- Intensive English Institute
UMaine has its own languages of abbreviations. Here are a few helpful links as new students get acquainted with the University.
- Course Prefixes (e.g. POS stands for Political Science courses)
- Building Abbreviations
- A guide to UMaine services and facilities
- Dropping a Class(Scroll down) – exchange students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits at all times
Additional tutorials for MaineStreet functions: