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.

Take a virtual tour

Take a closer look at our three campuses through our interactive, virtual tour. You decide where to go, what to see, and how long to stay!

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Get an admission decision in January

Deadline extended: Undergraduate applicants for 2022 – 2023 who apply by Dec 1 and submit all supporting materials by Dec 15 will get a decision by Jan 15.
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Choose to submit test scores — or not

You do not need to submit your SAT or ACT scores when you apply for undergraduate admission in any of our majors.
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Visits & Online Experiences

While on-campus visits are limited, we're offering online and virtual experiences so you can connect with us and learn more about USM.
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COVID-19 Updates

Detailed information about our policies and procedures is available on a dedicated section of our website that is updated regularly.

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Transfer Talks

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

To maximize your financial aid package, complete and submit both your admission application and your FAFSA for the 2022–23 school year now.

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Prior Learning Assessment

Get credit for what you've learned

You can gain academic credit for the skills and knowledge you've acquired on the job or through community service — bringing you closer to your degree.
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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 December 31, 2021

Online Information Session: Undergraduate Programs

Online experience: Zoom Webinar
Through December 2, 2021

Gorham Campus Tour and Information Session

1:00 PM, Admissions Welcome Center, Gorham campus

Online Information Session: Graduate Programs

12:30 PM, Online experience: Zoom Webinar

Portland Campus Tour and Information Session

1:00 PM, Admissions Welcome Center, Portland campus