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.  Some exceptions for students already in the US holding F-1 visas might be possible.

Term of EntryUndergraduateGraduate *
Fall/August AdmissionJune 1st June 1st
Spring/January AdmissionOctober 15thOctober 15th

*Graduate students should check specific program deadlines. Some programs only admit students once a year.