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Concierge Corner


Welcome to the UMaineOnline Concierge Corner!

Concierge Corner is your one-stop shop for all things UMaineOnline. Here you will find the New Student Orientation, upcoming important dates, helpful resources, financial information, and more all on one page!

If you are unable to find the information you are searching for, please email us at umaineonline@maine.edu or chat with our staff at the bottom right hand corner. We are happy to assist!



Graduate Students

Begin your application today!

Some programs require applicants to submit official score reports from the GRE, GMAT, MAT, or Praxis. Please check with the program you are applying to for specific test requirements.

Institution Codes

  • GRE – Institution Code: 3916
  • GMAT – Institution Code: 1ZF-RM-18
  • MAT – Institution Code: 1278
  • Praxis – Institution Code: 3916

English Proficiency Test Scores

Official English proficiency examination scores are required from international applicants, unless the applicant has received a degree from an English-speaking institution. The University of Maine Graduate School accepts the following score reports sent directly from the testing agency. 

In order to be considered for a Teaching Assistant position, international applicants must meet the TA minimum scores listed below. 

  • TOEFL – Institution Code: 3916
    • Minimum Score: 82
    • Teaching Assistant Minimum Score: 98
  • IELTS
    • Minimum Score: 6.5
    • Teaching Assistant Minimum Score: 7
  • PTE
    • Minimum Score: 65
    • Teaching Assistant Minimum Score: 75
  • Duolingo English Test
    • Minimum Score: 115
    • Teaching Assistant Minimum Score: 130

New online students are strongly encouraged to complete the online orientation in order to prepare for the transition to online learning.

graduate@maine.edu | 207.581.3291

5775 Stodder Hall, Orono, ME 04469

Are you close to completing your requirements to graduate? Check in with your department to verify!

Do not forget to apply to graduate!

You will also need to submit an updated final program of study.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works with students and campus partners to create an inclusive university experience for students with disabilities. If you are in need of academic, housing, or ESA accommodations, please visit the Requesting Accommodations page.

  • The “Drop” period is the time frame a student may drop classes from their schedule without academic or financial penalties.
  • Withdrawing from classes is a reduction in a student’s class load after the Drop period while remaining enrolled in other classes at any of the University of Maine campuses.

Review the full Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy on the Student Business Services page.

Summer courses and winter sessions may have different drop/withdrawal refund policies. Please review the respective pages for more information

If you are currently enrolled in a UMaineOnline program and wish to take courses at another institution in the University of Maine System, please meet with your advisor to discuss whether the course(s) you wish to take elsewhere are transferrable for your program.

Email us at umaineonline@maine.edu or contact one of our UMaineOnline Advisors.


Undergraduate Students

Congratulations on being admitted to one or more of our UMaineOnline programs!

Proceed with your group to for next steps:

New online students are strongly encouraged to complete the online orientation in order to prepare for the transition to online learning.

The Degree Progress Report (DPR) is an online self-service tool for matriculated degree-seeking undergraduates. It is designed to help students and advisors plan course selection each semester and keep track of the fulfillment of degree requirements.

Degree Progress Reports are available in MaineStreet. Students access the report by navigating to Main Menu > Self Service > Student Center > “Academics” section. The report is generated by selecting the “Degree Progress Report” link.

Undergraduate Admissions offers two scholarships for UMaineOnline students

  • First Year Merit Scholarship
  • Transfer Merit Scholarship

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) works with students and campus partners to create an inclusive university experience for students with disabilities. If you are in need of academic, housing, or ESA accommodations, please visit the Requesting Accommodations page.

  • The “Drop” period is the time frame a student may drop classes from their schedule without academic or financial penalties.
  • Withdrawing from classes is a reduction in a student’s class load after the Drop period while remaining enrolled in other classes at any of the University of Maine campuses.

Review the full Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy on the Student Business Services page.

Summer courses and winter sessions may have different drop/withdrawal refund policies. Please review the respective pages for more information

If you are currently enrolled in a UMaineOnline program and wish to take courses at another institution in the University of Maine System, please meet with your advisor to discuss whether the course(s) you wish to take elsewhere are transferrable for your program.

Email us at umaineonline@maine.edu or contact one of our UMaineOnline Advisors.


Non-Degree Students

Interested in only taking a few courses? Are you enrolled at another institution hoping to take courses at UMaineOnline? Then the non-degree route may be for you!

Students with a high school diploma can may complete the following form:

Questions or issues? Contact DLL Advising at 207.581.3143 or dlladvising@maine.edu.

For more information, visit the Non-Degree Student Information page.

To complete the application you will need:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or a valid copy of a teaching certification
  • Submission of a $35 application fee

** Individuals who have earned a degree from a University of Maine System Institution do not need to provide proof of a degree

Questions or Issues? Please contact Gail Boucher at gail.boucher1@maine.edu.

For more information, visit the Graduate Non-Degree Study page.


International Students

International applicants are encouraged to apply to any of our online programs.

We highly recommend that you get in touch with International Programs to answer any questions you may have about your international status in our programs.

Check out all the programs we have to offer online!

Note: Master of Social Work (MSW) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – Secondary Education are blended programs.

Begin your application today!

Transcript Requirements

High school/secondary school transcripts that are not in English will also need a certified English translation. If you are transferring credits from a foreign university, please visit the International Transfer Credit Evaluation page.

English Language Requirement

All applicants must request that an official English language proficiency exam score is submitted to UMaine by the testing agency:

  • TOEFL (including the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition) – minimum score of 79Click here for test score submission instructions. UMaine’sinstitution code 3916. Please note: we accept “MyBest Scores” and evaluate these scores the same way we consider superscores for all other tests.
  • TOEFL Essentials – minimum score of 8.5. 
  • IELTS (including the IELTS Indicator online test) – minimum score of 6.5.  Click here for information on submitting your test scores. 
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) – minimum score of 53.
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) – completed level C1 Advanced (Certificate of Advanced English).
  • DET (Duolingo English Test) – minimum score of 110 (effective Spring 2024 semester). Click here for information on submitting your official DET score to UMaine.
  • Test Waiver Policy – we will waive English language test requirement if one of the following applies:
    • Student is a native speaker of English (e.g., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, U.K.);
    • SAT Verbal score is 550 or higher; Click here for information on submitting SAT scores. Institution code: 3916
    • ACT English score is 24 or higher; Click here for information on submitting ACT scores. Institution code: 1664
    • High school transcript clearly states that English is the language of instruction of all subjects;
    • Student has been studying in the U.S. or Canada for 2 or more years and not in ESL track;
    • Student has successfully passed an English Composition course at a U.S. higher education institution with a grade of C or higher, even if student has not studied in the U.S. for two or more years;
    • Successfully passed the English placement test at UMaine’s Intensive English Institute.

Students who do not meet the language proficiency requirement but have a strong academic record may be admitted conditionally. conditionally admitted students are automatically forwarded to the Maine Bridge Program coordinator who will evaluate the student’s placement in the Maine Bridge Program.

Information will be sent via email for activation of your UMaine email and MaineStreet accounts.  You will be able to check the status of your application online via Mainestreet once your account has been activated.  Please continue to monitor the status of your application through the Self-Service Center in MaineStreet to ensure all supporting materials have been received. For more detailed instructions, read Activating UMaine Online Accounts.

Prospective international graduate students are strongly encouraged to contact Katy Blackmer at katy.blackmer@maine.edu or 207.581.3291.

All students entering UMaine must be placed in the correct math classes.

You can be enrolled in any math class up to MAT 126 (Calculus 1) if you received a score of:

  • 670 on the math portion of the SAT, or
  • 29 on the math portion of the ACT

All other students must take the ALEKS PPL Assessment

ALEKS consists of three parts:

  • An Initial Placement Assessment
  • The Prep and Learning Module, an individualized, self-paced online review
  • Access to up to four additional Placement Assessments

All students are encouraged to pursue the study of French, Spanish, or one of the other languages offered in the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.

To resume study of French and Spanish, students must take the placement exam. The test is administered online and can be taken at any time.

This is a workshop-style course for graduate students who are non-native English speakers designed to focus on writing and editing with individualized grammar instruction to improve written English composition.


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Resources

  • Student Business Services
    • General student account billing information and inquiries
  • Third-Party Billing
    • Some students may have third-party payers, such as government/military agencies, school districts, embassies, or private companies, that require UMaine to bill them directly. The Office of Student Financial Services is responsible for billing third parties for payments on the students’ behalf.

Students enrolled in an online degree or certificate program are given an e-rate for tuition. 

UMaineOnline has created a playlist of instructional videos. Please check them out on YouTube!

Here are some videos that support our frequently asked questions:


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Amanda Cupps

Graduate Education & Leadership Programs

amanda.cupps@maine.edu

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  • Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction (M.Ed., Ed.S.)
  • Educational Leadership (M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary Education
  • Special Education (M.Ed.)
    • Early Intervention
    • Low Incidence Disabilities
    • High Incidence Disabilities
    • Dual Degree (High & Low Incidence)
    • Individualized
  • Special Education (Ed.S.)
  • M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Maine Studies
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • High Leverage Practices to Promote Inclusion
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior
  • Special Education Leadership: Assistant Education Director
  • Try on Leadership

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Julie Roach

Graduate and Undergraduate Health Sciences, Human Services, Social & Natural Sciences

julie.a.roach@maine.edu

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  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • M.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Peace & Reconciliation Studies
  • M.S. in Science in Nursing
    • Individualized
    • Nursing Educator
  • Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Food Technology
  • Nursing Education
  • Climate Science and Adaptation
  • B.A. in Economics
  • B.A. in Political Science

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Tiffany Peterson

Undergraduate Business, Engineering & Adult Degree Completion Programs

tiffany.peterson@maine.edu

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  • B.S. in Business Administration in Management
  • B.S. in Surveying Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.)
  • Surveying Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology

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Todd Cooley

Graduate Engineering & Technology Programs

todd.cooley@maine.edu

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  • M.S. in Data Science and Engineering
  • M.S. in Engineering Technology
  • M.S. in Information Systems
  • M.S. in Spatial Informatics
  • Instructional Technology (M.S., Ed.S.)
  • PSM in Bioinformatics
  • PSM in Engineering/Business
    • Surveying Engineering Technology concentration
    • Electrical Engineering Technology concentration
  • Classroom Technology Integrationist
  • Computational Thinking for Educators
  • Digital Curation
  • Instructional Design
  • Library and Media Specialist
  • Surveying Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Management
  • Data Science and Engineering
  • Computing for Educators
  • Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems