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Admission for Fall 2016 is now closed for first year students.


Transfer students may still apply for Fall 2016 via the following methods:

Mobile Friendly App

Common App

University of Maine System online app


For students who have previously applied to UMaine but did not enroll.
Detailed information about applying can be found here.

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.

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

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 1st

Regular Admissions: February 1st (Recommended)

Transfer: May 1st (Recommended)

Preparing for College: Senior Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions

UMaine football player in Alfond Sports StadiumQuestions 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.