Since preparations for entering a college in the United States are complex, international students should begin their application process one year before intended enrollment.
The University of Southern Maine does have application deadlines for international applicants in order to allow sufficient time for processing the necessary immigration documents and to allow the student time to obtain a student visa.
Fall/September Admission: The application deadline is July 1st *
Spring/January Admission: The application deadline is November 15th *
* Graduate students who wish to be considered for graduate assistantships should submit their fall applications by February 1st.
* Undergraduate students who wish to be considred for international merit scholarships must submit their application no later than the 31st of March.
Later admission deadlines might be possible for students who are already in the US and who already have an F-1 student visa.