Academic Services

At University College, we know that solid academic support services can mean the difference between a successful college experience and one that is less than satisfying.

We offer online students the same high level of support that students on campus receive. We hope you?ll take advantage of the following resources whenever you need them:

Advising

Advisors are available by appointment to help you with:

  • Admission information, degree offerings, transfer questions
  • Financial aid information
  • Disability services information & referral
  • Early study for high school students
  • Prior learning assessment and advanced placement credit
  • Placement testing
  • Tutoring, study skills, note taking, test anxiety
  • Career decision-making & resources
  • Personal support & referral

Find a UC advisor at a center nearest you, contact University College at 1-800-868-7000 or email ucls@maine.edu to schedule a discussion.

Workshops

Workshops to supplement your educational experience are available at all University College Centers. Topics include: Becoming a Student, Study Skills, Test Taking, Time Management, among others. These workshops are designed to support your learning and all students are welcome.

Feel free to contact the Student Services Coordinator in your region to learn more about these workshops and this semester’s schedule. Call 1-800-868-7000 for the phone number.

Tutoring

University College tutors help students become independent learners who can go on to achieve their educational goals. Tutoring is available at no charge for currently registered UMS students. If you need tutoring support, please contact your local center or call UC Learning Services at 1-800-868-7000.

Bookstore

Books, syllabi, videotapes and other course materials for all courses delivered on-site or via technology may be ordered by mail, phone or fax, or online from the UMA Bookstore.

Please consult the list of required materials before placing your order. Please note that syllabi and most course materials are NOT handed out in class for courses taught via technology. They must be ordered through the bookstore. (Although many online instructors distribute some materials via the internet, many of these courses also rely on bookstore-delivered materials.)

Plan to order your books and course materials two to three weeks before the beginning of class to ensure their timely arrival (Mastercard, VISA, Discover). Please allow a minimum of five working days for delivery. Materials will be shipped by UPS to the street address provided (UPS will not deliver to PO boxes) or you may pick up your books in person.

Ordering from UMA’s Bookstore:
Phone:
1-800-621-0083
FAX: 1-800-243-7338
Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Academic Calendar

Check important dates across the UMS campuses.

Records and Grades

Link to MaineStreet.

UC Writing Support

Your path to writing success, the UC-VAWLT Project provides a virtual space for students to access academic writing resources and support anytime. You may chat or Google Hangout with our tutors live, Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 5pm. You may request an appointment time and tutor, share a draft of your work and any related materials, and ask questions about writing at any stage in your process.