Kennebec Valley Community College – UMaine Transfer Agreements

UMaine is proud to work with Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) to encourage KVCC students to consider continuing their education by earning a bachelor’s degree at UMaine.

Below are programs supported by UMaine and KVCC that are available to KVCC students.

AAS Business Administration to BS in Business Administration Management

UMaine’s Management program, available on-campus or asynchronously online, is accredited by AACSB-International and prepares students for management careers in business, government, nonprofit, or industries.

AS in Mental Health to BS in Social Work

UMaine’ s BSW is nationally accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and prepares students for careers in social work

AS in Psychology to BA in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is designed to foster a scientific understanding of behavior by exploring the wide range of factors that shape it — from molecules to the brain as a whole, from sensory input to reasoning, and from genetics to social and cultural influences. Students develop rigorous scientific reasoning skills while exploring how behavior develops from infancy to old age, how individuals perceive the world around them, how we think and remember, and how we interact with other people and what it means for a behavior to be considered pathological.

AAS in Applied Engineering Technology to BS in Electrical Engineering Technology

UMaine’ s nationally ABET accredited program prepares students for electrical engineering careers in industry.


Participation in the AdvantageU program streamlines admission to UMaine for KVCC students graduating with an associate in arts degree in liberal studies.

Benefits of the agreement include:

  • Guaranteed admission at junior standing, when G.P.A. admission requirements are met.
  • Dual advising to ensure maximum transferability of community college courses.
  • Waiver of UMS application fees.

In many cases, students admitted to UMaine through AdvantageU are able to complete their baccalaureate degree within two years.

For more information about AdvantageU go to the University of Maine System AdvantageU web page.

UM/MECCC General Education Block Transfer

The Transfer Block is a defined set of general education requirements that transfer into all University of Maine System and Maine Community College System institutions. Students who complete all the requirements of the Transfer Block will have completed the bulk of their general education requirements at all of Maine’s public institutions. Maine’s universities may require up to additional 11 credits of general education credits specific to their program, or to a specific bachelor’s degree.   Completing the Transfer Block, however, does not guarantee admission to a particular university.  For more information consult your KVCC adviser.

Reverse Transfer

KVCC students who decide to transfer to UMaine before completing their Associate’s degree may be able to transfer courses from UMaine back to KVCC to complete and earn their Associate’s degree from KVCC.  Students interested in a reverse transfer should contact their KVCC adviser for more information.

Please note: These agreements are frequently renewed and may at times be under renewal.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Teresa Smith, Director of Advising and Enrollment at KVCC 207.453.5082 or the UMaine Admission Office.