Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Registration & Scheduling Services


The Office of Registration & Scheduling Services supports the instructional mission of the University by providing key services to students, faculty, academic and administrative departments, and to the public. It is the Registrar’s Office+ and services include: record management; course, classroom, and final exam scheduling; student registrations; grade processing; transcript issuance; ensuring FERPA compliance; recording such critical functions as academic standing; awarding degrees and credentials and much more.

The University of Southern Maine offers courses throughout the calendar year. Our robust, traditional fall and spring semesters are complemented by the shorter summer and winter terms. USM strives to provide plentiful course options year-round for students to make continued degree progress.

Summer Session

With over 500 course offerings, both on campus and online, in condensed formats ranging from one to seven weeks, Summer provides an opportunity for students to get the courses and credits they need to make continuous progress. In addition to traditional courses, a variety of innovative institutes and conferences are sponsored during the summer months, an opportunity to try something not offered during fall and spring. Contact us by email at registerusm@maine.edu or online at usm.maine.edu/registration-scheduling-services/summer/.

Winter Session

Winter courses are offered primarily online during the break between fall and spring semesters. This abbreviated term provides an opportunity for students to accelerate their degree progress. Contact us by email at registerusm@maine.edu or online at usm.maine.edu/registration-scheduling-services/winter/.

Early College

The USM Early Study-Aspirations Program offers opportunities for high school students to take college courses to enrich their high school experience. The program is designed to help students supplement, not supplant, the academic program of the high school. Academic requirements must be met, and permission from high school and parent(s) is required.

For more information, visit: usm.maine.edu/early-college/.


Student Records


The Office of Registration and Scheduling Services maintains the official academic record of each student in perpetuity and provides official transcripts to students upon request. Official transcripts comprise your entire academic career. Students can request a transcript here: usm.maine.edu/registration-scheduling-services/request-a-transcript/.

Student Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

I. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records.

II. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s rights of privacy.

III. The right to provide written consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

IV. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by The University of Maine to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC, 20202-4605

Visit our website for more information: usm.maine.edu/registration-scheduling-services/ferpa/.

Directory Information

The University of Southern Maine has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of FERPA. Such directory information may be publicly shared by the University unless the student has taken formal action to restrict its release. Directory information includes; name (legal and preferred), mailing address, appropriate personal athletic statistical data, class level, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received (including dates), enrollment status (full/part-time), most recent previous educational institution attended, participation in sports and activities, program of study, and UMS assigned email address. 

Students can indicate that their directory information not be released at any time while they are an enrolled student at the University.

Visit our website for more information: usm.maine.edu/registration-scheduling-services/ferpa/.