Apply to UMaine

To apply to UMaine for Spring 2017 or Fall 2017, you may apply via the following methods:

Mobile Friendly App

Common App

University of Maine System Online App

For students who have previously applied to UMaine

Detailed information about applying can be found here

Applicant Categories

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.

UMaine Nursing StudentsOther university departments process applications for the following types of students:


UMaine students in classUMaine 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

Early Action deadline is December 1st for students applying for Fall 2017. Students are strongly encouraged to apply by December 1st to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived. Students interested in competitive programs must have a complete application and all supporting documents on file by December 1st.

Early Action: December 1st

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 1st

Regular Admissions: February 1st (Recommended)

Transfer: May 1st (Recommended)

Preparing for College: Senior Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

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