USM Summer

Summer FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who can register for Summer classes?

USM has open enrollment for Summer courses starting March 5th. USM students, students from other colleges and universities, interested adults, senior citizens, and high school students (with documented academic ability for university level courses) are welcome.

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When can I register for a Summer class?

If you are already enrolled at USM (in a degree program), you can register of March 3rd.  Students interested in taking Summer courses who are not currently enrolled in a degree program at USM are welcome!   Call us at (207)780-5900 to register, beginning March 5th. 

Registration will continue until the start of any particular course as space allows.  For complete registration details, visit Registration Information.

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How can I register for a Summer class?

There are three ways to register:
-In person at all USM campuses during regular business hours.
-Online via MaineStreet Student Self-Service for current students.
-Call 207-780-5900 during regular business hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Friday, 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM.

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How will I know if I am enrolled in the class I want to take?

You will get immediate verbal confirmation when you register in-person or by phone. If registering online with MaineStreet Student Self-Service, you will be able to see the course on your Summer 2014 course schedule.

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Can I still register after classes begin?

Students may add any Summer class through the first class meeting, space permitting. Students may add a course after the first class meeting only with permission of the instructor. Students must complete and submit a faculty signed Add Form or provide written (email) permission from the faculty of record to the USM Summer office, Student Success Centers, or Registrar's office.

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What should I do once I'm registered?

If you have never taken courses at USM before, there are several things you should do before your course starts:

1. Get a USM ID/Library card--(207)780-5600
2. Activate your USM e-mail account--(207)780-4029
3. Get your parking tag--(207)780-4718
4. Get your books--(207)780-4070
5. Pay your bill with Student Accounts--(207)780-5200
6. Check Financial Aid--(207)780-5250 (if applicable)
7. Verify the dates, times, and location of your course(s)
by calling Professional & Continuing Education at (207)780-5900

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Where will my class meet?

To get the specific location of a class via the web, check the class search for details or locate your class on your MaineStreet Self-Service. You may also call the Professional & Continuing Education office during regular business hours at 780-5900.

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How can I tell if the class I want to take is still available?

To see if a class is still open via the web, locate your class on the MaineStreet course search. You can also check course availability by the Professional & Continuing Education office at 780-5900.

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How do I find out if a course has prerequisites?

Generally, course prerequisites follow the online course descriptions. Course descriptions are linked to the course number on the MaineStreet course search.

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What does it cost?

Tuition for both undergraduate and graduate courses is charged per credit hour. For a full listing of tuition rates and fees, please visit Payment Information page.

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How can I pay?

The University accepts cash, check, money order, Master Card, Discover, and American Express for payments. Visit Payment Information for complete financial details including payment plans and refund schedules.

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Can I apply for financial aid?

Eligible students can apply for financial aid for Summer classes. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information at 780-5250.

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What is the refund policy?

USM Financial Adjustment Policy

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How do I get my Summer grades?

Grades are not mailed to students. Grades are generally posted by faculty within 7 days of the end of the course. Students may check their grades using MaineStreet Self-Service or by calling the Registrar's Office and requesting a transcript (see next question for more details).

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How do I get a transcript?

To get an official transcript of your grades, you must complete a Transcript Request form or submit a signed request in writing to: Registrar's office, 37 College Ave, Gorham, ME 04038. Students may also fax their request to (207) 780-5517. See the Registrar's web site for complete information. All university charges must be paid before a transcript is released.

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Are my courses transferable to another college or university?

USM is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. To know if your university will accept transfer of a USM course, please check with your home institution regarding their acceptance procedure. This is usually available from your registrar's office or your academic advisor at your home institution.

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Is on-campus housing available?

Housing is available on a first come, first served basis in Gorham during the summer. Visit the Department of Residential Life for complete details.

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