We are here to help you!
To help you succeed, our Lewiston 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.
Remember, the MyUMA portal is your single sign-on access point to all of your electronic resources at UMA, including MaineStreet, your University email, BlackBoard, and other student resources and information.
The UMA Lewiston Center offers a New Student Orientation by appointment prior to the start of fall and spring semesters. All new and transfer students are encouraged to attend new student orientation to meet other new students and Center staff, and to learn about student support services, computer resources, library services, as well as videoconferencing (VC) and interactive television (ITV) classroom communication and procedures.
At Orientation you will learn about:
- MaineStreet and your “Student Center.”
- Your University e-mail account.
- The University’s computerized library system.
- How to request a library card.
- What to do with BlackBoard.
- How online and ITV classes work.
- What college professors expect.
- How to be prepared for the first few weeks of class.
Individual orientations at the UMA Lewiston Center are available by appointment. Please call 207-753-6600.
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.
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 email@example.com. Please bring your UMS account/password with you to orientation.
Blackboard essentials for students
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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.
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.
UMA Centers schedule proctoring for all University of Maine System distance education courses.Proctored Exam Registration Form
Contact your local Student Service Coordinator to set up a proctored exam:
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.
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 Accessibility, Writing, Library, and Technology 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.