Student Academic Policies

General Academic Policies

  • Students are allowed to take four credits during Winter Session. Per university policy, students wishing to register for more than four credits (maximum of six) must obtain permission from their advisor and from the associate dean of their college.
  • Students will need their Spring 2024 registration PIN or an approved Spring 2024 wish list in order to register for Winter Session courses.
  • Winter Session credits hours will count toward spring term course load for all academic affairs purposes.
    • This includes: dean’s list, academic standing, athletic certification, grading, term withdrawals, enrollment verification, enrollment requisites, enrollment reports, and course repeats.

International Students: Full-time enrollment

International students are required to be  enrolled in a minimum of 12 spring semester (non-winter session) credits to meet full-time enrollment requirements per immigration regulations. Winter session credits do not count toward fall or spring semester credits for full-time status, but can help with progression to graduation.

UMaine building during winter