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 Types of Applicants

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

Scholarships

Students in the fall
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

Students studyingFirst Year Applicant Dates and Deadlines

Fall Admission:

Early Action deadline is December 1 for First Year students applying for Fall 2018. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by December 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived.

Please Note: Applications for Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Technology​ that are received after February 28, will be considered on a space available basis. For consideration into Nursing your application must be received no later than December 1.

December 1: Early Action Deadline

February 1: Regular Admissions Deadline

Spring Admission:

November 1: Recommended application submission date

January 1: Applications submitted after January 1 will be reviewed on a space available basis

Transfer Applicant Dates and Deadlines

Fall Admission:

February 1: Recommended application submission date

June 1: Deadline for transfer scholarship consideration and for admission to the Nursing program

July 1: Applications submitted after July 1 will be reviewed on a space available basis

Spring Admission:

November 1: Recommended application submission date

January 1: Applications submitted after January 1 will be reviewed on a space available basis


Student Success

UMaine students count their successes in many different ways. For some, student teaching internships as far north as rural Fort Kent or as south as urban Portland means gaining the experience they need to land the job they want and have the skills they desire – while staying right here in Maine. For others, it means traveling to Washington D.C. for an internship at the National Arboretum or visiting with financial professionals at the New York Stock Exchange. And for others it means competing at the highest level at NCAA Championship games. Perspectives on the UMaine experience are found in our student profiles.

Life After UMaine

As unique as your experience is at UMaine, there is one thing that cannot separate you from your future 100,000 alumni: Black Bear spirit. We all find ourselves beginning in the same place at UMaine – freshman housing – but our journey breaks into different paths before we all merge again at graduation. And even though we again go our different ways, we cannot forget where we gained our footing in life. Your fellow Black Bears are a network that actively helps UMaine students find that first job, provide mentorship along the way and relish UMaine memories together. View recent UMaine alumni profiles.