Pioneers Program Requirements

To apply for Pioneers, you must be a student that has applied for admission into one of the following USM science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors:

Additional requirements include:

  • A Math SAT of 600 or higher
  • A 3.5 or B+ average grade in science and math at the high school level
  • Strong inclination to live on campus in select housing
  • Your Pioneers essay
  • Pre-acceptance interview

Renewal of participation each year will be contingent on maintaining a 3.0 GPA in your chosen major.

For information contact Katherine Friedlander at

Interested in becoming a Pioneer?

Students wishing to become a USM Pioneer must rank the Pioneer Living Learning Community (LLC) on their housing application through the Office of Residential Life.   

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