First Year Students
Checklist for First Year Student Applicants
- Completed application form
- $40 application fee payable to the University of Southern Maine
- Official transcript send by your high school, listing all courses and grades received to date or official General Education Dipolma (GED)
- Official SAT or ACT test scores sent directly from the testing agency or included on official high school transcript
- Completed school counselor statement and/or letter of recommendation
- Completed personal statement (essay)
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (May be required of those applicants whose primary language is not English.)
Students who are satisfying any or all of their high school requirements in a homeschool setting should submit an official school transcript or an annual assessment of courses they have completed. A letter of recommendation may come from a family member, but must also come from someone outside the family.
If you graduated from high school/earned your GED more than three years ago, it is recommended you submit a current resume of your life and work experiences.
SAT and ACT scores are waived for individuals whose high school graduation date was three or more years ago and/or those with 30 or more earned college credits from a regionally accredited institution.
All application materials should be sent to:
University of Maine System Application Processing Center
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412
Standardized Test Scores
SAT & ACTs
USM requires official SAT or ACT test results. SAT and ACT scores are waived for individuals whose high school graduation date was three or more years ago and/or for those with 30 or more earned college credits from a regionally accredited institution.
Not all high schools report official scores on the transcript, so please check with your counselor. If you did not previously request your scores be sent to USM (#3691) from ETS or ACT, you may do so by calling ETS at (609) 771-7600 or ACT at (319) 337-1313.
International and non-native English speaking students should submit their TOEFL scores. SAT or ACT scores may be submitted to us as reported on the official high school transcript or directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) or the American College Testing Program (ACT).
The University of Southern Maine recognizes the International Baccalaureate program, and may grant placement and credit toward graduation for superior performance. Please contact the Prior Learning Assessment Office for additional information at (207) 780-4663, or toll-free 1-800-800-4876, x4663.