Prepare for Orientation

Review the checklist below, consult our Frequently Asked Questions, and bring all of your supporting materials with you to your orientation session.

Lamp Wishlist**

 How to Create a Wishlist (PDF)

**Creating a wishlist DOES NOT guarantee that you will get into the classes you have selected. It is just a list of classes that you are interested in taking.

Money Symbol Pay Deposit


  1. To pay your deposit, log on to MaineStreet using your same user ID and Password as your USM email account.
  2. Click on Student Self-Service.
  3. Click on Student Center.
  4. Under Student Finances, click on Make a Payment.

Email Symbol Activate USM E-mail


  1. Activate your USM E-mail to start the process. Enter your identification number. This is your student ID number. This number was sent to you with your acceptance letter from the admissions office.

  2. If you are having trouble with activating your email, or if you've misplaced your admissions letter, you can contact the Help Desk at (207) 780-4029. They will help you set-up your email. It is important that this gets done because we will be sending important information about orientation through your email account.


 Testing Placement Testing


Take Math Placement Exam

The math placement exam helps you and your academic advisor plan your academic program. It assesses your current skill level in Math and the results will be used in helping you and your advisor determine the appropriate courses for you to take.

Prepare for the Math Placement Exam

Accuplacer has information available at their website that can help you prepare.

Here is an excerpt from Accuplacer's Sample Question booklet pertaining to the Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra sections.


PLA Bridge  Transfer Credits & Advanced Placement (AP) Credits

Transfer Credits

It is important to have all of your transfer credits evaluated, to ensure that you are registered into proper courses for the semester.

AP/Prior Learning credits

The Office for Prior Learning Assessment believes students should be rewarded for knowledge achieved outside the traditional classroom if it fulfills the academic criteria set forth by USM faculty. Contact the Office for Prior Learning Assessment to submit any AP/Prior Learning credits that you may have.

Immunization Immunization Law

If you were born after December 31, 1956, you must submit Proof of Immunization to comply with the Maine Post-Secondary School Immunization Law before you will be allowed to register for USM classes.