Admissions Requirements

Foglar LibraryStudents with a minimum 2.0 cumulative college Grade Point Average are encouraged to apply.

The Office of Admission reviews the following to determine the academic admissibility of a transfer student:

  • Cumulative GPA (from all colleges attended). Most programs (2.0), Nursing (3.5), Some Education, Science and Engineering programs (2.3-2.5).
  • Rigor of College Courses: Most programs require a variety of college level subjects including science, math and communications, Engineering requires college level math (in advance of Algebra II) and Physics, Nursing requires Biology, Chemistry or Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of B or better.
  • Essay: A brief essay on a topic of your choice is used to evaluate written communication skills. This could be about your passion for your field of study, your reason for choosing UMaine, a statement that will enlighten the reader about your academic experience, or another topic of your choice. Essays are optional, although they are helpful for admission consideration.
  • Final high school transcript or HiSET or GED: This information is used to determine your basic preparation for college level work.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Transfer applicants, who will have completed less than 2 full-time college semesters (or less than 30 college credits after graduating from high school) by the time they attend UMaine, are encouraged to submit official SAT or ACT scores – they are helpful for both the admission and merit aid consideration processes.
  • Additional Academic Information: Transcripts showing final grades for current college level course work or mid-semester progress reports may be requested if additional information is needed in order to make an admission decision. Applicants will be contacted by the Admission Office if additional academic information is requested.