Students can use MaineStreet to add courses to their Spring 2017 schedules through January 24th, and to drop courses through January 31st.  Students can also see Drop and Withdrawal deadlines for any class by clicking on the Calendar icons on their MaineStreet Class Schedule.   Students sign into MaineStreet using their email login and password.  Directions for placing oneself on a Wait List can be found on the tab above.

Students who choose to add and drop courses using the paper-based system must obtain the signature of their advisors on an add-drop form which can be obtained from and must be returned to the Student Services Center or the Registrar’s Office by the indicated dates.

No student may add a course after the start of the fourth class hour of that class without the written approval of the instructor and their advisor (last day to add a course: January 24, 2017).  For courses which do not run the full length of the semester, the add deadline is the 7% point of the course (equivalent to first week of a normal semester).

Students wishing to add a semester-long course after the end of the third week (after February 7th) must complete a Late Course Add Form and obtain the written approval of the instructor, advisor and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Students must indicate the compelling reasons for adding a course this long after the add deadline. The student and the instructor must also indicate on the form the manner in which the student will make up the work missed at the beginning of the semester.

A Late Course Add Form must also be used by any student wishing to add a course which meets during a session shorter than a full term, if 20% of the session has already passed.

Students can use MaineStreet to drop classes from their Spring 2017 schedules through through January 31st.

Sign into MaineStreet using your login and password.  Navigate to your Student Center and click on the Enroll link.

Students can also see Drop and Withdrawal deadlines for any class by clicking on the Calendar icons on their MaineStreet Class Schedule.

Students who are not withdrawing from school completely may reduce their course load without any financial penalty through the first two weeks of the semester (last date to drop a course: January 31st).

For classes which do not run the full length of the semester, the drop deadline is the 14% point of the course (equivalent to the first two weeks of a normal semester).  Dropping a course during this period will leave no record of course registration on the student’s record.

After the drop period has passed, students may withdraw from a course using the Course Withdrawal form. See Withdrawal Procedures and Deadlines.

Students may place themselves on a Wait List by checking the “Wait List if Closed” box when adding classes to their MaineStreet schedule.  The system will indicate to the student their position on the Wait List.  Students using the paper-based system must have either the signature of their advisor or their PIN for the term on an add slip in order to be waitlisted for the class.  No student may be added to a Wait List after the first day of classes for the term.

Before the start of the term, students on Wait Lists will be automatically moved into classes as space becomes available.  Students should check their MaineStreet schedules to find out whether or not they’ve been moved into a class.  Students who no longer wish to be enrolled in the waitlisted class are responsible for dropping the class from their MaineStreet schedule.

**PLEASE NOTE** Students in any of the following situations will NOT be moved into a class from the Wait List:

  • if you have any type of Hold which stops registration (i.e. Business Office, Immunization, etc.)
  • if  you are already enrolled in another section of the class (in other words, do not enroll in one section and Wait List for another)
  • if the waitlisted class will put you over 18 credits for the term

Students who are still on the Wait List when the term starts should present themselves at the first class to find out if the instructor has room in the class, which may be made available by non-attending students.  Students who are still on Wait Lists when the term starts need to obtain the instructor’s signature on an add slip and submit the form to the Registrar’s Office in order to be added to the Class Roster.  Waitlisted students are accepted into classes on a space-available basis, in the order in which they were waitlisted for the class.

Students who request to enter a class after Wait Lists have closed must obtain the signature of the instructor on an add slip, or ask the instructor to send written permission to the Registrar’s Office via email (

Students who stop attending classes during the drop period will be removed from those classes, since the university is obligated by law only to report as enrolled those students who are actually attending or participating in classes.  In online classes, signing into Blackboard will be considered attendance or participation in the class.

After the end of the drop period, students who disappear from classes, but fail to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of L, which has the same value as an F on the student’s grade point average.  Financial aid may be adjusted depending on the student’s last reported date of attendance.

Calendar Icon.  Check the Calendar icon  next to each course on your MaineStreet Class Schedule, especially if you are taking classes from several UMS institutions.  The drop and withdrawal deadlines will be listed for each class.