Student Success

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Message from the President

What Does Advising Mean for You?
Advising is more than course registration. Here are the goals of academic advising at USM.

Roles of Students and Academic Advisors
Advising is a partnership between students and their advisors. With that in mind, here are the expectation of both parties.

10 Things You Can Do With MaineStreet
MaineStreet can save you time and effort. This is a list of ways to utilize MaineStreet's features.

What is Orientation?
Orientation is your first interaction with USM as an enrolled student. Here's what you can expect.

What is Registration?
Here are the fundamentals of registration. Since the classes you pick will lead you toward that coveted degree, it's important to know what registration is all about.

What You Need to Know, Understand and Do
Do you often wonder what you should know and be able to do, as you progress toward graduation? Rate yourself using this simple list.

Preparing for the Advising Appointment
While showing up to your advising appointment is a good start, you've got to do more. The more prepared you are, the more fruitful the experience will be. This tips will help you get the most out of your advising experience.

 Preparing for the Registration Appointment
Registration can be a stressful time. You need to know what you should take and what you shouldn't. Being prepared when you meet with your advisor is the first step toward solidifying a great schedule. Here's how to do it.

Advising Tool Kit
Consider these resources your academic tool kit. By using these resources appropriately, you'll save time and be better connected on your road to success.

Tips from Academic Advisors
We surveyed academic advisors across campus and here are some tips they've shared with us.

Taming the Transfer Blues
Tips for being successful at your new school.

Details Worth Knowing
Sometimes things come up and you're not sure where to go. There are a lot of policies that keep the university running on a day-to-day basis. These could impact you so check them out.

Academic Policies and Procedures to Know
It is important to know the many policies and procedures that impact you and put them to work.

Terms to Know

There are a lot of unfamiliar terms in the academic environment. Here's a glossary of some important terms you'll hear while at USM.

Opportunities to Complement your Degree
A degree is a great start toward achieving life goals, but it's good to do work outside of the classroom, too. These are some things to consider.

Tips from a Graduating Senior
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your stay here at USM.