We want you to flourish as a student at our University. With your success in mind, we dedicate time for you and an academic advisor to meet for an Advising and Course Selection (ACS) appointment before the start of your first semester. This unique and award-winning approach to our advising services exemplifies the USM service promise to be student-focused every day.

As a first-year, transfer, or re-admitted degree-seeking student, part of your orientation process includes a personalized 90-minute one-on-one ACS appointment. At this meeting, you and your advisor will discuss your educational goals and determine the critical steps you must take to meet them.

Together, you’ll review degree options and requirements, map out your degree path, understand how to apply any transfer credits you might have, and register for your courses. Learn more about orientation.

Are you a current student? Log in to MyUSM to learn more about advising for continuing undergraduate students.