Office of Admissions

Whether you're just graduating high school, looking to make a career change, advancing your education, or something in between, USM's Office of Admissions is here for you every step of the way. Find yourself here! Learn more about Office of Admissions.

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Virtual Campus Tour

Take a virtual look around our Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston campuses. Our interactive 360º photos will let you peek inside our dorms, classrooms, and other spaces.
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Transfer Talks

Join us for a 30-minute online interview. We can cover the basics of the application and transfer process or fast-track to an instant admission decision.

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Choose to submit test scores — or not

Undergraduate applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT test scores* to be considered for admission. (*Excludes applicants to the nursing program.)

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Prior Learning Assessment

Get credit for your experience

You can gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you've acquired on the job, during military service, or through community engagement and life experiences.
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Merit scholarships for top students

We are proud to offer merit scholarships for first-year, transfer, and adult undergraduate students based on academic achievement, leadership skills, and more.
Online education

The flexibility of online programs

Our online programs meet the same rigorous standards as our traditional, on-campus programs, and offer comprehensive student support services and academic advising.
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Three unique campus locations

We have campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston, where students partner with local organizations to enhance the communities we serve and their own experience.

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Veterans Services

Proud to support veterans and their families

We're a military-friendly university with robust services for veterans, servicemembers, and their families to help you make a successful transition to the classroom.
Disability Services Center

Our Disability Services Center

We create an environment of equal access, allowing students to recognize their full potential and enhancing the learning and life experiences of the community.
Early Study Aspirations Program

Early Study Aspirations Program for high school students

Get a head start on college and earn college credits before you graduate with our academic-year program for qualified high school juniors and seniors.




Transfer Talks

Online experience: Video chat
Through May 1, 2020

Graduate Programs Information Session

4:30 PM, Portland or Lewiston campus

Information Session for Adult and Transfer Students

5:00 PM, University of Southern Maine, Portland or Lewiston campus

Information Session for Adult and Transfer Students

5:00 PM, University of Southern Maine, Portland or Lewiston campus