This section of the our getting started guide is for students are getting started on their UNE Online Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) journey.
Click on any of the topics below to read more about getting started with the online science courses, registration information, financial aid, course details, and resources for disability-related inquiries.
To register for a course, please visit our Online Registration Portal. Full payment is due at the time of registration. Be sure to select the correct section with your preferred start date when you register.
Students are recommended to register for no more than two courses, but are strongly encouraged to take only one course at a time.
No, but it is recommended that you review the suggested prerequisites which can be found on each individual course page. These prerequisites inform you of what content you are expected to know in order to be successful in the course.
You can pay for a course using debit card, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover), or electronic check. Only one form of payment is accepted at this time.
We do not offer any type of payment plan at this time.
Courses enrolled in by a non-matriculated student are not eligible for financial aid benefits including federal student loans, scholarships, or grants per the Department of Education.
Tuition Assistance – Please submit your Tuition Assistance paperwork to Cathy Mahan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Assistance & GI Bill® – Please submit your Veterans Assistance or GI Bill® paperwork to UNEVeteranAffairs@une.edu.
Military students using any of these benefits will be registered manually through our Registrar’s Office. Additional information about the types of accepted benefits can be found here: https://www.une.edu/veteran-education-benefits
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Students have a maximum of 16 weeks from the official course start date to complete their course(s).
There is no minimum time requirement, courses can be completed at a faster pace depending on the student’s time management and knowledge of course content. The average completion time for most students is 10-14 weeks. Please be aware that these courses are designed to take 16 weeks to complete.
All communication with your instructor will occur through course messages in the learning management system or through the instructor’s virtual office hours.
Once you complete the final exam, your final grade will be available within three to five business days. You can then request an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office, which will take an additional seven to ten business days to process. You do not need to wait until the official end date to request a transcript.
The University of New England has partnered with ProctorU to provide students taking any one of our online courses with the most convenient, at home, online exam proctoring system. This system provides a simple, no cost to the student, secure, online proctor for all of your exams. Exams must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance in order to avoid additional charges. For further information on scheduling your proctored exam, visit www.proctoru.com/portal/une-2.
All disability-related inquiries related to online courses may be addressed to:
Diana Mayo, MPH
Student Access Center, University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue| Portland, ME 04103
This section of our getting started guide is for students who have already registered for UNE Online Science Prerequisites, and need assistance.
Click on any of the topics below for more information on course completion times, transcript requests, course materials, how exams are proctored, official refund and withdrawal policies, and resources available if you were to need additional support.
Students have a maximum of 16 weeks from the official course start date to complete their courses.
All communication with your instructor will occur through course messages in the learning management system or through their virtual office hours.
Once you complete the final exam, there are two ways in which you can receive your final grade:
Final grades can be viewed on your U-Online Student Portal.
Please refer to this link for transcript request options: https://www.une.edu/registrar/records/academic-transcripts
It generally takes about seven to ten business days for the transcript to be processed once the instructor has posted the final grade and you have submitted a request to the Registrar’s Office.
Students may retake a course through the science prerequisite program if (1) they wait until the following semester and (2) they request permission to retake the course. Students should reach out to Student Services to request permission. All previous and current grades will appear on a transcript from UNE.
All required course materials will be listed in the course syllabus. The syllabus can be found under ‘course information’ in your online course.
The University of New England has partnered with ProctorU to provide students taking any one of our online courses with the most convenient, at home, online exam proctoring system. This system provides a simple, no cost to the student, secure, online proctor for all of your exams. Exams must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance in order to avoid additional charges. For further information on scheduling your proctored exam, visit www.proctoru.com/portals/une.
If you are still in the first eight weeks of your course, please complete and submit the Withdrawal Form via your UNE email or fax. A successful withdrawal will result in a grade of W on your official transcript.
For any questions, comments, or concerns about your course, please reach out to your assigned student service advisor or the Science Prerequisites team at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about registration, the coursework or course requirements, please reach out to one of our student support team members using live chat(see bottom right) or email below.