University of Southern Maine

Office of Registration & Scheduling Services


Dear Student,


Registration & Scheduling Services wishes to notify you that the last date to drop a full semester course (12 weeks or longer) for a grade of W has been extended to December 11, by 11:59PM.  A grade of W has no impact on your GPA. Please note that the date to drop a course for a refund has passed. If you are ever unsure of deadlines for a specific course, click on the calendar icon next to the course in your MaineStreet Student Center. 


If you decide to drop a course for a W and you understand the impact that it may have for you (this is particularly important for financial aid recipients), please follow these steps: 

1. Log into MaineStreet: Student Self Service link > Student Center link;

2. Click on the "Enroll" hyper-link on the left hand side under the "Academics" section. Select the "Drop" hyperlink at the top of the page;

3. Select the Fall 2020 semester and click Continue;

4. Carefully select the box beside the class you wish to drop for a W grade;

5. Click on the yellow rectangle to "Drop Selected Class;"

6. Click on the yellow rectangle to "Finish Dropping."

7. Review your schedule to confirm the class was dropped. You should see a grade of W assigned for the dropped course.


If you encounter any problems dropping a class and are unable to complete the transaction, please email us at or call 207-780-5230. Please be sure to leave a message. Registration Services will help you complete the drop by the next business day.


Need help registering? Email us, submit a Request to Register, or give us a call at (207) 780-5230.


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P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300
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