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Enrollment Information

Before enrolling:

  • Refer to the Student Center: Resources for Students page to find an overview video and FAQs including how to enroll in classes using the Enhanced Student Center. If students encounter problems accessing MaineStreet, click here to view user account management information. It may be necessary to reset the account password. The IT Help Desk is also available for assistance.
  • Review your Degree Progress Report (undergraduate degree-seeking students only) and view the class offerings using the Class Search.
  • Meet with your advisor to obtain your Enrollment PIN and plan your course selection to ensure fulfillment of degree requirements. (Graduate and non-degree students are not required to use a PIN.)
  • Check enrollment dates on the Enrollment Appointment Schedule to determine enrollment appointments. The Enrollment Appointment is a set date and time when a student may enroll in classes for the term. An appointment is assigned to a student based on the amount of credit hours earned (excludes current class enrollment). Students may also access their enrollment appointment information in the Student Center in the Enrollment tab under Enrollment Dates. 
  • Check for enrollment (registration) holds in the Student Center and address any that will prevent enrollment. New students will have a hold associated with completing the Financial Terms and Conditions. This information is designed to ensure awareness and understanding of billing and financial obligations as a UMS student. Complete the To Do List item named “Financial Terms and Conditions” to release the registration hold on your account.

Enrolling in classes:

  • Log into your Student Center.
  • Enroll during the scheduled appointment time.
  • Select courses ahead of the enrollment appointment time using the “Shopping Cart” feature, also known as the “Wish List”. Adding classes to the Shopping Cart does not enroll a student into classes – it is only the first step.
  • Students have the option of enrolling in person by visiting the appropriate department or dean’s office.
  • Courses that require instructor or special permission need to be added by contacting the department offering the course.
  • Some courses will allow students to add themselves to a Wait List. Although each student on a Wait List is assigned a position number, that number does not necessarily represent the order in which students may be enrolled should openings in the class occur. More information can be found here.
  • If problems are encountered during the enrollment process, contact your academic department/college or the Office of Student Records by calling 207.581.1288, or send an email to umrecord@maine.edu.

Additional registration information is available in the online Undergraduate Catalog under “Enrollment Status”.


Enrollment Registration PIN

Enrollment registration PINs are required for enrollment by most departments and colleges. Graduate and non-degree students do not need a PIN. The PIN ensure that a student receives proper advising prior to enrollment. The distribution of PINs and other details of enrollment may vary between colleges/programs. Below is important enrollment information pertaining to each college/program. Check with your dean/director if your questions are not answered below. For enrollment locations, see the Enrollment Locations listing.

Maine Business School: Prior to the enrollment period, all students will receive general enrollment information through email. First-year students, sophomores, and juniors must meet with their professional advisor to receive a PIN. All varsity athletes must meet with their professional advisor before receiving a PIN from an athletic counselor. Seniors are encouraged to meet with their professional advisor but will be sent registration information via email.

Division of Lifelong Learning/Non-Degree: Students are encouraged to review DLL’s offerings, which include Summer University, Winter Session, and UMaine Online. Bachelor of University Studies students must have their advisor’s approval prior to enrolling through DLL. Non-degree students enroll through the DLL Advising Center. Matriculated students should follow the protocols established by their academic departments. Students may enroll by calling the DLL Advising Center at 207.581.3143; by faxing a request to 207.581.3141; by emailing dlladvising@maine.edu; or by visiting 122 Chadbourne Hall.

Earth, Life and Health Sciences: Students must contact their advisor or program coordinator to select their course schedule and receive a PIN. For problems or additional information, contact the Associate Dean’s Office by calling 207.581.3206 or emailing nsfaacademics@maine.edu.

Education & Human Development: All Elementary and Secondary Education students, and Child Development and Human Relations (Early Childhood Education and Individual and Family Studies) students should obtain their registration PIN from an advisor in the Advising Center located at 102 Shibles Hall. All Athletic Training and Kinesiology & Physical Education students should receive their PIN from their advisor in Lengyel Hall. For problems or additional information, contact the Associate Dean’s Office by calling 207.581.2412 or visit the advising center in Shibles Hall. 

Engineering: Students must contact their advisor to select their course schedule and receive a PIN. For problems or additional information, students should contact the department of their major, the dean’s office by calling Laurie Fullerton at 207.581.2217, or visit 210 Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Explorations: Students must contact their advisor to select their course schedule and receive a PIN. A general enrollment information email will be sent to all students prior to the registration period. For problems and additional information, contact the Advising & Academic Services Center by calling 207.581.1961 or visit 100 Stevens Hall.

Graduate School: All graduate students must enroll in classes at the Graduate School for their first semester. Continuing graduate students may enroll using Student Self Service in MaineStreet, through their departments, or at the Graduate School by submitting a Registration Request Form. All degree students must first see their advisors for approval of courses. Non-degree students must submit a non-degree application to the Graduate School with proof of receipt of a baccalaureate degree. Contact the Graduate School at 207.581.3219 for further information.

Graduate Assistant Warning: All graduate assistants must enroll for a full-time course load of six credits to maintain their assistantship. Exceptions to this requirement are noted in the online Graduate Catalog.

Honors College: Students enrolled in the Honors College are encouraged to review the curriculum by meeting with the Coordinator of Student Success and Retention. For problems or additional information, contact the Honors College by calling 207.852.3263 or emailing honors@maine.edu.

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Students must contact their advisor to select their course schedule and receive a PIN. A general enrollment information email will be sent to all students prior to the registration period. For problems and additional information, contact the Advising & Academic Services Center by calling 207.581.1961 or visit 100 Stevens Hall.

School of Engineering Technology: Students must contact their academic advisor to select their course schedule and receive a PIN. Contact the SET office by calling 207.581.2340 or email um.set@maine.edu for additional information or problems.


Enrollment Registration Holds

Students are blocked from enrollment if:

Students can view any holds on their account in the Student Center.

In order to remove the hold, students should contact:

  • The Associate Dean/Director of their college for academic holds.
  • The Bursar’s Office for financial holds.
  • The Office of Student Records for immunization holds. Send an email to um.immunizations@maine.edu.
  • New students will have an item for the Financial Terms and Conditions added to their MaineStreet To Do List. Access to enroll is put on hold until this To Do List item is completed. To remove the hold, navigate to the To Do List item in the MaineStreet Student Center and select “Financial Terms and Conditions” to view and acknowledge receipt of the statement. The registration hold will be removed immediately upon completion. View the full details here: Financial Terms and Conditions

Wait List

Some classes have been designated to maintain a Wait List in MaineStreet. Students on the MaineStreet Wait List will be automatically enrolled when seats become available, provided there are no time conflicts or requirement restrictions. If the MaineStreet Wait List is not an available option for a desired class, students may contact the department offering the class and inquire about a Wait List maintained within the department. Each department has the option of utilizing the automated Wait List feature in MaineStreet, or to manage lists manually.

In either case, the following applies:

  • Departments will review the Wait List and when openings occur, staff will either enroll or reorder students with the highest need based on class level, need for major, or classes needed to remain in course sequence.
  • Responsibility lies on the student to be certain that classes for which they have been placed on a Wait List do not conflict with classes for which they are already enrolled. Should any conflicts exist, no enrollment from the Wait List will occur and the student will remain on the Wait List.
  • Responsibility lies on the student to drop a class in which they have been enrolled as a result of the Wait List process, should the student no longer desire the class. Students enrolled in a class as a result of the Wait List process will receive email notification via their @maine.edu email address.
  • A student may have a maximum of eight (8) total Wait List credit hours for a term.