F-1 degree-seeking students will be registered after submitting the Course Planning Form (first year students) or by working with their major department to register for classes (transfer students).

J-1 exchange students will be registered for classes by the Office of Global Education.


NOTE: Do not use the general UMF course catalog at this point, as that lists all the courses that can be taught at UMF, and not the specific ones for the upcoming term.
  1. Visit this website.
  2. In the middle of the page, under Quick Links, choose Class Search.
  3. Use the drop down arrows to select the Institution (University of Maine Farmington) and the Term (YYYY Fall / YYYY Spring).
  4. Next, click on the green Select the Subject button for an alphabetical list of subjects. Click on the corresponding alphabetical letter to find your desired subject code. Use the Select button to choose your subject.
  5. You are now back on the Search for Classes page.
  6. Select the Show Open Classes Only
  7. Select In-person Instruction Mode under Additional Search Criteria. NOTE: There are strict regulations regarding on-line study for International students, with a limit of one Online (WW), Hyflex (HF) or Distance Synchronous Learning (DS) course per 12 credits.
  8. Press the green Search button on the bottom right of the screen.
  9. At the next page you will see the open classes in that subject area. If you click on the highlighted information next to Section (view details) you will be taken to the course description and details. You will need to go through these steps for each subject area.
  • Make sure you pay close attention to class times to avoid any conflicts. Note: When a course indicates MoWeFr the course meets three times a week every Monday, Wednesday AND Friday. Courses with TuTh will meet two times a week every Tuesday AND Thursday.
  • Be sure to read the course description carefully, check for pre-requisites for the courses and specify which pre-requisites you have met at your home institution.
  • Identify courses in priority order on your form so there will be no delays in registration.
  • You must include alternate course choices.
  • There are strict regulations regarding on-line study for International students, with a limit of one Online (WW), Hyflex (HF) or Distance Synchronous Learning (DS) course per 12 credits.

International exchange students will be registered for a total of twelve (12) credits during your first semester. The U.S. Educational system may be quite different from what you will be used to and most past participants have found this course load to be manageable.

Domestic exchange students (NSE) can be registered for three (3) or four (4) UMF courses for a total of twelve (12) or sixteen (16) credits per semester.


  1. Meet with an advisor from the Office of Global Education to discuss your course interests and determine appropriate courses.
  2. Submit the Exchange Student/Scholar Course Registration Request Form.

The Office of Global Education will process your course enrollments and you will be contacted via email for any questions and/or further discussion. It is important that you complete this process as soon as possible, as courses will fill quickly throughout the registration period.


In all of its courses and programs, the University of Maine at Farmington defines a credit hour as an amount of work that reasonably approximates one hour of classroom instruction supplemented by a minimum of two additional hours of student out-of-class work each week for a full fourteen-week semester. Accordingly, in all lecture or seminar courses, it is our expectation that students will work on course assignments for a minimum of two hours outside of class for every hour they are in class.


Course Rubrics and Numbers

Course rubrics and numbers (e.g., ENG 123 or EDU 362) indicate the academic area of study and the level of the course being offered. Numbers in the 100’s usually signify beginning level courses, 200’s intermediate level, and 300’s and 400’s advanced level.

Academic Credit

Each course carries a certain amount of academic credit. Most courses will be three or four credits. A three-credit course usually meets 150-180 minutes each week, and 4 credit science courses usually meet 150 minutes a week with a 110-minute lab. Many upper-level science classes have longer labs. Some courses in other disciplines also include laboratory sections in addition to class time. The number of credits assigned to a course is indicated by the number in parentheses following its title. Students need to be aware that faculty generally expect them to spend at least two hours out of class preparing for every hour spent in class.

Instruction Modes

NOTE: There are strict regulations regarding on-line study for International students, with a limit of one Online (WW), Hyflex (HF) or Distance Synchronous Learning (DS) course per 12 credits.

P (In-Person)  –  The course is taught fully face-to-face in a classroom at scheduled meeting times.

HB (Hybrid/Blended)  –  These classes have both in-person and online components. The dates/times of in-person meetings are scheduled.

DS (Distance Synchronous Learning)  – These classes never meet in person. The course is taught online, and the instructor is expected to deliver instruction synchronously (i.e., in real-time) at the times for which the class is scheduled.

WW (Online)  – A course section where 100% of course activity and class meetings are completed asynchronously (i.e., not in real-time) online with no required online meeting times.

HF (Hyflex)  –  A single course section with the option to attend on-site, attend via video or audio technology during class meeting times, or in a combination of the two.