Office of Undergraduate Admission

Academic Requirements

Applying to USM

USM applicants come from across the country and around the world. We consider academically qualified students without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. Admission to the University is based primarily on the applicant's academic background, the rigor of the high school program, and the grades achieved. In addition, the University considers SAT or ACT scores, the personal statement (essay), recommendations, individual talents, and activities. In evaluating transfer students, emphasis is placed on the most recent academic record.

With the exception of Early Admission Applicants, a high school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or HiSET is required for admission. Listed below are the minimum college preparatory subjects required for regular admission. Additionally, further requirements for individual majors are listed.

Academic Requirements

While secondary school preparation may vary, the following subjects are generally required for regular admission to the University.

English.....................4 units

Mathematics............3 units: Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 or equivalents

Science....................2 units with lab components

Social Science........2 units

 

Additional Requirements for First Year Students

Major

Additional Requirements

 

Athletic Training Science Biology & Chemistry with labs

Applied Technical Leadership

 

Training and work experience equivalent to an occupationally oriented associate's degree. All applicants must be screened by department.

Business Majors: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Marketing, Sport Management

 Mathematics 4 units: The fourth unit must be a college preparatory course exceeding Alegbra 2.

Engineering Majors

Mathematics 4 Units: The fourth Unit must be a college preparatory course exceeding Alegbra 2. Recommended that the 4th unit be Trigonometry
   Science Chemistry & Physics with labs
Exercise Science Science Biology & Chemistry with labs

French

French 3 units
Health Sciences Science Biology & Chemisrty with labs
Mathematics Mathematics 4 units: The fourth unit must be a college preparatory course exceeding Algebra 2
Mathematics: Secondary Education Mathematics 4 units: The fourth unit must be a college preparatory course exceeding Algebra 2

Music

Music Education

Music Performance

Music Audition Successful completion of a USM departmentally administered audition
Nursing Science Biology & Chemistry with labs

Science Majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Planning & Policy, Environmental Science, Geosciences, & Physics

Science 3 units of Natural/Physical Science with labs
     

Additional Requirements for Transfers Students

(Requirements for specific majors above also apply)

Applied Technical Leadership

Associate's degree in occupationally oriented career field. Applicants without this associate's degree must be screened by the department.

Athletic Training

Transfer GPA of 2.50

Biology and Chemistry course work with labs

Business Majors: Accounting, Finance, General Management,  Marketing, Sport Management

Transfer GPA of 2.33

Mathematics Readiness

Engineering Majors

Transfer GPA of 2.25

Physics and Chemistry coursework with labs

Exercise Science

Transfer GPA of 2.50

Biology and Chemistry coursework with labs

Health Sciences

Transfer GPA of 2.25

Biology and Chemistry coursework with labs

Nursing

See B.S. in Nursing

Psychology

Transfer GPA of 2.75 within last 30 credits earned