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Applicant Categories

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions processes applications for the following types of domestic students:

  • Freshman: A graduating high school student (regardless of number of college credits taken while in high school) or a high school graduate or GED recipient who has attempted fewer than 12 college credits after graduation and is applying to a four-year bachelor’s degree program.
  • Transfer: A high school graduate or GED recipient who has enrolled as a full-time degree student or who has attempted 12 or more credits of college study and is applying to a four-year bachelor’s degree program.

Click here to learn more about credit evaluations and the transfer process.

Other university departments process applications for the following types of students:

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Apply to UMaine

Here you’ll find two easy ways to apply. Whether it’s the Common App or the University of Maine System online application site, UMaine makes applying easy for you.

Detailed information about applying can be found here.

Scholarships

UMaine offers scholarships based on achievement, academic merit, financial need or a combination of all three. Mostly importantly, all scholarships do not have to be repaid and all students who file a FAFSA form are automatically considered for financial aid awards.
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Dates and Deadlines

UMaine does rolling admissions, so technically, there isn’t one, but we do suggest filing your application by Feb. 1 so you’ll be in the best position to receive an admission decision in time for full consideration for financial aid and housing.

Early Action: December 15th

Regular Admissions: February 1st (Recommended)

Transfer: May 1st (Recommended)

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about UMaine? We’re here to provide answers. Whether it’s about academic or campus life, visit our FAQ section to learn more about studying and living at UMaine.
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