Office of the Registrar

Adding/ Dropping/ Withdrawal

Adding/Dropping a course

Does not apply for summer or winter session
(please see summer session website for dropping or withdrawing from a course)

Add

Students may self add classes of 12 or more weeks in length through the end of the first week of the semester,  provided that there is space available in the class and the student has satisfied all associated requirements for the class.  An instructor's signature, or departmental permission, is required in all situations where the student is unable to self-register.  Classes that are less than 12 weeks in length, the period of self-add will be 7% of the class length (1 day for each 2 weeks of the class length).
Students who find that their names are not on the instructor's official list or listed in their semester enrollment in Mainestreet should check immediately with the Registrar's Office to make necessary corrections in the registration records.   

Drop

Students may self drop from a course at any time before the end of the course.  If the course is dropped during the first 2 weeks of a class that is 12 weeks or more in length, or during the first 14% of the class for classes less than 12 weeks in length, there will be no notation on the transcript.
-Classes that appear on the transcript dropped through 60% of the class will receive the grade notation of W.
-A student dropping a course after the 60% period will receive an F.
-The W notation may be assigned after 60% of the course has been completed under unusual circumstances if so determined by the instructor and the dean.
All students who register for a course and neither complete the course objectives nor officially withdraw according to any one of the procedures described above will be graded F or an L in that course and must assume all financial obligations associated with the course.

*****Please check your Maine Street Schedule in the Student Center and click on the icon (Academic Calendar Deadlines) before each class for the exact deadline dates. *****

Dropping all classes (Withdrawing for the semester)

 A student may withdraw from all courses by completing a Semester Leave Form. This form is available at any major registration site and needs to be returned to a major registration site. Students may also withdraw by mail sending a letter to the Registrar’s Office or by telephone calling 780-5105 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The date of withdrawal is established on the day the University receives notification. If a withdrawal notice is mailed, the postmark will be used to establish the withdrawal date.

Add/Drop and Withdrawal Policies

REMINDER

Failure to properly withdraw may result in a FAILING grade and FINANCIAL LIABILITY. Discussion with a faculty member is not proper notification of change.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at usmregi@usm.maine.edu, or call

207-780-5230 or Student Success at 207-780-4040.

Course Cancellations
The University reserves the right to cancel courses in the case of low enrollment.

Variable Credit, Pass/Fail, Audit, and Repeat Courses
Students may request variable credit, Pass/Fail, and audit on the registration worksheet which will be used during the registration process.

**Changing grade option from P/F, Audit or normal grading must be completed by the end of the second week of classes. Grade change option will not apply after this date.**  

Please note however, that courses taken to satisfy CORE curriculum, academic honors, major and/or minor requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail or audit basis. Students repeating a course (not completing an incomplete 'I' grade) need to complete a Repeat Course form.