Transfer Admitted Checklist

Fall

TODAY: Activate your Accounts
Students accepted to UMaine should plan to regularly check their university email and MaineStreet portal. This is how you will receive important information from Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, and other campus offices. You can find steps on how to activate your accounts on the Portal website.

JANUARY 1: Make plans to attend an Accepted Student Day
Attending an Accepted Student Day is a great way to get acquainted with campus. This all-day event will feature presentations on what incoming students need to know about their upcoming college experience at UMaine. Invitations are normally sent out in early January.

MARCH 1: Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid
To be considered for financial aid, you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include UMaine on your FAFSA.

To receive full consideration, students starting in the fall should file their FAFSA by March 1st. FAFSA’s filed after March 1st will be considered on a funds available basis.  Students starting in the spring should file their FAFSA’s as soon as possible, if they have not already filed their current year FAFSA for the prior fall semester.

Check out UMaine’s 2018-2019 FAFSA page for tips and other helpful information about filing. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid webpage for more detailed information about applying for financial aid.

Confirm your Enrollment as soon as possible
Students entering in Fall 2018 are encouraged to make a $300 enrollment deposit as soon as possible to reserve a seat in the incoming class.  Traditionally candidates are encouraged to submit their confirmation by May 1, 2018, in order to reserve their space at UMaine. Transfers accepted after May 1st should confirm their plans within two weeks of their acceptance.

You can pay with a credit card by calling the Office of Admissions during regular business hours or you can pay online starting in September!

MAY 15: Make plans to attend New Student Orientation
Orientation for new students starting in the fall semester is held in June. Invitations and full details are typically sent out in early May. For more information, visit our Orientation page.

JULY 1: Submit your Final College Transcript to the Admissions Office

JULY 1: Submit your immunization records
Students should mail or fax copies of their immunization documents to:

Shared Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor ME 04402-0412
Fax: (207) 581-5451

AUGUST 31: Move-In Day 
Move-in for new students starting in the Fall 2018 semester is on Friday, August 31.

Once here, there’s so much you can do.

  • Get involved. Choose from more than 200 diverse clubs and organizations.
  • Cheer for the Black Bears. Regular season home games are free with your MaineCard. For schedules, rosters and more info, visit goblackbears.com.
  • Get moving. Hike, bike, and ski on 15 miles of campus trails, or paddleboard and kayak on the Stillwater River.
  • Gaze at the stars. The state-of-the-art Emera Astronomy Center opens this fall, with a 33-foot dome and a 20-inch reflector telescope.
  • Be creative. The new Wyeth Family Studio Art Center has studios for painting and printmaking, and the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center has a laser cutter, 3-D printer, and video-production studios.

If you have any questions about moving in, contact the First Year and Transfer Center at 207.581.1420.

Spring

TODAY: Activate your Accounts
Students accepted to UMaine should plan to regularly check their university email and MaineStreet portal. This is how you will receive important information from Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, and other campus offices. You can find steps on how to activate your accounts on the Portal website.

ASAP: Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid
To be considered for financial aid, you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include UMaine on your FAFSA.

To receive full consideration, students starting in the fall should file their FAFSA by March 1st. FAFSA’s filed after March 1st will be considered on a funds available basis.  Students starting in the spring should file their FAFSA’s as soon as possible, if they have not already filed their current year FAFSA for the prior fall semester.

Check out UMaine’s 2018-2019 FAFSA page for tips and other helpful information about filing. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid webpage for more detailed information about applying for financial aid.

Confirm your Enrollment as soon as possible
Students enrolling in the spring semester are encouraged to confirm their plans to attend UMaine by January 1st or as soon as possible if they are accepted after January 1st.

You can pay with a credit card by calling the Office of Admissions during regular business hours or you can pay online starting in September!

JANUARY 1: Make plans to attend New Student Orientation
Orientation for the spring semester is held in January.  For more information, visit our Orientation page.

JANUARY 1: Submit your Final College Transcript to the Admissions Office

JANUARY 1: Submit your immunization records
Students should mail or fax copies of their immunization documents to:

Shared Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor ME 04402-0412
Fax: (207) 581-5451

January Orientation: Move-In Day 
Move-in for new students starting in the Spring of 2019 will be the date selected for the January Orientation Session.

Once here, there’s so much you can do.

  • Get involved. Choose from more than 200 diverse clubs and organizations.
  • Cheer for the Black Bears. Regular season home games are free with your MaineCard. For schedules, rosters and more info, visit goblackbears.com.
  • Get moving. Hike, bike, and ski on 15 miles of campus trails, or paddleboard and kayak on the Stillwater River.
  • Gaze at the stars. The state-of-the-art Emera Astronomy Center opens this fall, with a 33-foot dome and a 20-inch reflector telescope.
  • Be creative. The new Wyeth Family Studio Art Center has studios for painting and printmaking, and the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center has a laser cutter, 3-D printer, and video-production studios.

If you have any questions about moving in, contact the First Year and Transfer Center at 207.581.1420.