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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 FAFSA should be filed as soon after October 1st as possible. UMaine’s FAFSA code is 002053.

March 1: Recommended application submission date

June 1: Deadline for transfer scholarship consideration and for admission to the Nursing program; transfer on-time FAFSA filing date

July 1: Applications submitted after July 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.

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.
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Certificate Programs
Please note: Admission into the Survey Engineering Technology degree and the Survey Engineering Technology certificate program is at capacity for the fall 2021 semester. Interested candidates should apply for admission into the Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 semesters.
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.
Nursing Transfer Students: 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.