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Applicant Categories

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

  • First Year: 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:

Scholarships

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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.

Dates and Deadlines

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Fall Admission

Early Action deadline is December 1 for students applying for Fall 2017. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by December 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

Early Action: December 1

Please Note: For consideration into Bioengineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Technology your application and supporting documents must be received no later than December 1.

Regular Admissions: February 1 (Recommended)

Nursing program and Scholarships Transfer: June 1

Regular Transfer: July 1 (Recommended)

Spring Admission

November 1: Recommended application submission date
January 1: Applications submitted after January 1 will be reviewed on a space available basis.