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Transfer Admissions Deadlines

Fall Admission:

Transfer students interested in enrolling for the Fall Semester may submit their application at any time after October 1 prior to the fall semester they intend to enroll in. The 2024-2025 FAFSA should be  completed as soon as the form becomes available (check with the Financial Aid Office for updates). UMaine’s FAFSA code is 002053.

March 1: Recommended Fall Transfer Application Submission Date

June 1: Transfer on-time FAFSA filing date. Deadline for transfer scholarship consideration. Nursing applications will be reviewed only on a space available basis after June 1

August 1: All transfer applications submitted after August 1 will be reviewed on a space available basis

Fall Semester classes usually begin the last week in August or the first week in September, for the exact date, check the Academic Calendar listed on the Student Records home page.

Spring Admission:

Transfer Students interested in enrolling for the Spring Semester are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible during the fall semester prior to the spring semester they intend to enroll in. UMaine should be added to the correct FAFSA when submitting an admission application. UMaine’s FAFSA code is 002053.

Spring admission to Nursing is on a space available basis.

November 15: Survey Engineering Technology applications complete after November 15 will be reviewed only on a space available basis.

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

Spring Semester classes usually begin in mid-January, for the exact date check the Academic Calendar listed on the Student Records home page.


Applying to transfer to the University of Maine is an important step in investing in yourself, committing to bettering yourself and the world and an exciting opportunity to take advantage of all Maine’s premier research university has to offer.
Waived Application Fee | 100% Test Optional
If you are experiencing any issues with the applications, please contact the Office of Admissions at 207.581.1561.
Certificate Programs
Please note that certificate programs do not qualify for federal financial aid.
Applications are reviewed holistically once they are completed. Required transfer application materials include:
  • A completed application or reactivation form.
  • An official high school transcript or GED or HiSET documentation, students with over 60 transfer credits may request a waiver of this requirement.
  • Official college transcripts for all colleges attended.
  • Recommendations are not required for transfer applicants, but will be considered if they are submitted.
All application material should be submitted online or sent to:
University Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402.
See here for detailed information about applying.
External Nursing Transfer Applicants 
Admission to the UMaine Nursing program is very competitive.  Admission is based on achievement in specific courses related to UMaine’s nursing curriculum, the cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities attended and space available in the program.  Questions about the application process should be directed to the Office of Admission.  Please note that because of the course sequencing in the UMaine Nursing program, it is not unusual for an extra semester of academic work at UMaine to be required for students transferring into the Nursing program, resulting in a December graduation date.
Minimum Requirements to be Considered: 
  • Cumulative GPA 3.5
  • Science GPA 3.0
  • If under 60 transfer credits, high school transcript is required
  • Equivalent Prerequisite Courses to complete prior to applying:   
            – BIO 100 Basic Biology 
            – BMB 207 Fundamentals of Chemistry
            – BMB 209 Fundamentals of Chemistry (Lab) 
            – BIO 208 Anatomy & Physiology or FSN 101 Intro to Food and Nutrition 
            – ENG 101 English Composition 
  • All prerequisite courses must have a “C” or better (77.0% or equivalent) 
  • All transcript(s) required with application 
  • Require syllabi for all the STEM science courses 
  • Essay Required (please choose 2 prompt to respond to):
  • Prerequisite courses are preferred to be completed within 5 years. After 5 years, it’s at the discretion of the DEI committee and School of Nursing whether to accept it. 
  • If students attended more than one prior nursing program and did not meet school’s benchmarks, they would be ineligible to apply
  • Students may have no more than two repeated STEM courses (This includes withdrawal on their transcript(s).
Internal Nursing Transfer Applicants 
University of Maine students presently enrolled and taking classes at the University of Maine may apply as an internal transfer to the nursing program. Please view the following link for more information about internal nursing transfer requirements. 
For any questions, please contact:

Kathryn, Robinson, Ph.D, MHA/Ed, RN
University of Maine
School of Nursing
5724 Dunn Hall, Rm 234
Orono ME, 04469