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We 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, Brightspace, and other student resources and information.

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Student Resources

Have Questions?  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.

The UMA Rockland Center offers a New Student Orientation by appointment prior to the start of each semester. 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 web-conferencing classroom communication and procedures.

Off like a rocket!

At Orientation you will learn about:

  • MaineStreet and your “Student Center”
  • Your University e-mail account
  • Computerized library system
  • How to request a library card
  • What to do with Brightspace
  • How online and web-conferencing 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 Please bring your UMS account/password with you to orientation.

The UMA Math Placement Test 

Students without recent math course grades are required to take the math Accuplacer test.  The scores aid students and their advisors in determining the most appropriate math classes.  UMA Rockland administers this test onsite and online.

Please call UMA Rockland (207-596-6906) or email us at if you’d like to schedule a placement test remotely or in person.

English Self Placement Test

University of Maine at Augusta offers two writing courses for first-year college students. ENG 100 is a credit-bearing elective writing course, and ENG 101 is the general education writing course required for all students at UMA.

ENG 100: Introduction to College Reading and Writing builds on students’ prior writing and reading experiences. The course gives students practice in exploring and making effective writing choices for different audiences and situations; building and using reading strategies; and understanding different aspects of the writing process, such as brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and giving and using feedback. ENG 100 offers students substantial guidance and support in writing and reading at the beginning of their college careers.

ENG 101: College Writing prepares students for the advanced, research-based writing they will do in their majors. The course introduces students to key rhetorical principles in writing and gives extensive practice in using the writing process to sustain large, research-based writing projects. Students will also practice techniques for conducting academic research as well as using research to develop their argumentative writing.

To determine which course is best for you at this time, complete the following Self-Placement Survey

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 Rockland Student Association provides community building and leadership opportunities.

The URock Student Association (SA) is made up of elected student members who serve in leadership roles dedicated to building the URock student community supported by student activity funds.  The URock SA arranges for student field trips, student and family gatherings, sponsored events, and student giveaways.

Students interested in being part of the SA should contact Student Services Coordinator Katie Ebert.   She welcomes your suggestions and participation.

SA Meetings are open to any current UMA Rockland Center student.

Contact Katie Ebert to get the Zoom link to the next SA meeting.  We would love to have you join us!

Upcoming Events

Check the Events Calendar on the home page

If you have any questions, please email

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 in the following content areas:  Computer Applications, Math, Study Skills, and Writing.

For more information and to request a tutor, visit the UMA Tutoring Resource Page.

VAWLT (Virtual Accessibility, Writing, Library, and Technology tutors)

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


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

Here is a quick video about getting started with NetTutor

Not seeing what you need?

Contact Katie Ebert — Student Services Coordinator at 207.596.6906 or email her at