Now that you’ve been accepted and you’re getting ready to start college, you need to take a few more steps before registering for classes.

  • Pay Tuition Deposit
  • Submit Immunization Records
  • Fill Out FAFSA Form
  • Activate UMPI Email and MaineStreet Portal
  • Take Placement Tests (if required)
  • Register For Classes
Pay Tuition Deposit 

After being accepted you are required to pay a $50 tuition deposit. This will hold your place in the upcoming classes and allow you to register. Payments can be made online, through the MaineStreet Student Services Center, mailed to the Admissions Office, or call the office at 207.768.9532 with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card. The deposit will be credited to the first semester bill.

Submit Immunization Records 

According to Maine State Law, students enrolled in a degree program, full or part-time, need to show proof of immunization. Registration cannot be completed until that has been verified by the Health Office.You must submit a photocopy of your immunization records by faxing (207-768-9777), dropping it off or mailing it to the Admissions Office.

You must show proof of immunity to the following infectious diseases:

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) if born after December 31, 1956: Two doses, the first given after the first birthday
  • Tetanus/Diptheria (TD): given within the past 10 years.
Fill Out The FAFSA Form 

It’s normal to worry about how you’re going to pay for college. Did you know that the Federal Government offers financial assistance to eligible college students? If you qualify, there are a variety of programs available to help you pay for your college education, such as: grants, work study, loans, merit awards and scholarships. To fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), go to and click on the “Start Here” button. If you have any questions about financial aid at UMPI, call the Financial Aid Office at 207-768-9510 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Activate UMPI Email and MaineStreet Portal 

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to activate your email account. You’ll use the MaineStreet Portal to receive important information about financial aid, campus housing, registration, billing and student services and to update personal information. If you did not activate your UMS accounts when you applied, you’ll have to activate it now by following the instructions that were included in your “Thank you for Applying” letter.

Questions? Can’t find that letter? Can't log in? Call the Computer Help Desk at 207-768-9626.

Placement Tests

All students who have no record of college level coursework in reading, writing and math must take placement tests in these areas before registering for classes. Students with SAT scores of 500 or higher in critical reading will be exempt from the reading and writing tests; scores of 500 or higher in math exempts students from the math test.

You may take your placement tests at UMPI or at a nearby high school, community college, university or satellite campus that agrees to proctor the test.  To make arrangements to take your placement test, please contact Kathryn Higgins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Register For Classes 
  1. Paid tuition deposit
  2. Submitted immunization records
  3. Activated MaineStreet account
  4. Taken placement tests (if necessary)

If you have done all four of the tasks above, then you are ready to make a registration appointment. “Steps to Register” will be mailed to you. Please be sure to watch your mailbox for this important information.