Promoting student success and personal development is a priority at every UMA Center

To help you succeed, our Ellsworth Center staff are happy to assist you in selecting your UMA course(s), transferring courses from other colleges or universities, scheduling exams, finding scholarship dollars or applying for financial aid, or just getting acclimated to college life.

We are here to help you!

Remember, the MyUMA portal is your single sign-on access point to all of your electronic resources at UMA, including MaineStreet, your University email, Brightspace, and other student resources and information.

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Student Resources

Have a Question? We Have Answers.

Student Services Coordinators (SSC) at the UMA Centers are happy to answer questions about financial aid, admission to a degree program, course schedules, and more. An SSC can help you select courses, locate resources and ensure you’re on track to graduate.

Sarah “Sally” Daniels

Title: Student Services Coordinator

UMA Ellsworth Center
Phone: (207) 667-3897
Email:  sally.daniels@maine.edu

Schedule an academic advising meeting with Sally

UMA Ellsworth offers a new student orientation prior to the start of fall and spring semesters. All new and transfer students are encouraged to attend these new student orientations. We’ll announce our Spring ’22 orientation as the semester gets closer. You will meet other new students, a few current students, and Center staff. Learn about student support services, computer resources, library services, as well as videoconferencing (VC) classroom communication and procedures.

For more new student orientation information call 667-3897.

Off like a rocket!

At Orientation you will learn about:

  • MaineStreet and your “Student Center.”
  • Your University email account.
  • The University’s computerized library system.
  • How to request a library card.
  • What to do with Brightspace.
  • How online classes work.
  • What college professors expect.
  • How to be prepared for the first few weeks of class.

Online New Student Orientation

While UMA offers on-site orientations and students are invited to experience all orientation options, all incoming students are expected to complete the online format. Click on the button below for more information.

Online Orientation Information

New students, are you activated?

If not, please immediately activate your UMS account and create a password. Here’s the quick guide to walk you through the process. Need assistance? Call 1-800-696-4357 or email help@maine.edu. Please bring your UMS account/password with you to orientation.

UMA is committed to your success! To ensure students have a solid academic foundation, the Office of Advising utilizes placement testing to determine students’ level of skill in one or more academic areas. This allows UMA staff to identify the most appropriate courses for enrollment. Students may be waived from placement testing with appropriate test scores, previous college coursework, or other criteria.

Learn about Placement Testing

Scholarships are financial awards, which do not have to be repaid. Full-time and part-time UMA students have an opportunity to apply for a number of scholarships as a result of funding made available by the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine System, and generous donations by organizations and individuals to UMA’s scholarship fund.

Explore Scholarships

The UMA Ellsworth Student Association (SA) works to promote a strong community at the center and oversees the spending of local student activity fees. The SA provides educational, social, and recreational programming designed to bring students together.

2022-2023 Student Association Officers: TBD

Elections will be throughout the week of January 31, 2022. Watch for more details here, our newsletter (sign up here) and our Facebook page.

Meeting Schedule:

Currently, the meetings are via Zoom every other Thursday at 3:00pm. Contact Sally Daniels for the link to participate.

All students are encouraged and everyone is welcome to attend Student Association meetings to share thoughts and ideas. There are always interesting, fun and often charitable events planned. Come meet your fellow students!

Recently, SA planned events in observance of Domestic Violence Month by hanging posters throughout Ellsworth as well as making candles. They also planted yellow tulip Hope Gardens supporting those that suffer mental illness.

Some events going on right now or soon to happen in December:

Adopt a Snowflake to help or receive assistance for children of UMA Ellsworth students have a more festive holiday. Contact Kim Leavitt at ellsworthsnowflakewishes@gmail.com for information

‘Make Your Own Holiday Cookies’ Kit for the season. How fun! We’ll be sharing information on how you can get yours soon!

End of Semester 2021 Celebration is a time where you and your family can come to the Center, meet other students, relax and have some light refreshments

And in January;

Welcome Back activities are planned for the weeks of January 18th through the 27th. You won’t want to miss it. Better yet? Be part of the planning and come to the Zoom meeting! Sally Daniels will send the link

Mission:

The UMA Ellsworth Student Association (SA) is a group of students elected by the student community to oversee the spending of student activity funds for educational, cultural, and recreational activities. The SA makes sure there are snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available in the lobby, and also provides food for other student activities.

For more information about the Student Association and meetings, contact Sally Daniels at sally.daniels@maine.edu.

UMA welcomes hundreds of transfer students each semester. In fact, the majority of our new students are transfer students! Whether you are coming in with a few courses or several semesters of credit, we will work with you to develop your educational plan and maximize your advance standing.

Learn about transferring to UMA

Tutoring is an effective strategy to help students increase their understanding of course material and study skills. Qualified peer tutors are typically available for developmental and introductory classes at no charge for currently registered students in the following content areas: Writing, Computer Applications, Math, Study Skills.


VAWLT (Virtual Academic Writing Lab Tutors)

Distance tutoring at your convenience via the computer:
With extended hours, VAWLTers support writers via phone, email, shared documents, live-chat, and/or video conference — whatever works best for you. In addition, the VAWLT website has loads of resources for college writers. Contact a VAWLTer »


NetTutor

Online tutoring is now available in most courses via a national program called NetTutor. NetTutor has been around for over 20 years and is used by colleges all over the country. Tutors have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the subject they tutor and are available to assist via video, audio or chat. To access this resource, click on the NetTutor link in your course menu.

If you have questions about this resource or experience any difficulty accessing Net Tutor, please contact Colleen Coffey at 262-7825 or colleen.coffey@maine.edu.

Here is a quick video about getting started with NetTutor

Not seeing what you need?

To request a tutor please contact Sally Daniels, Student Services Coordinator at sally.daniels@maine.edu or call the Ellsworth Center at 207-667-3897.