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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Junior Preview Day

High school sophomores and juniors starting their college search will receive an early introduction to USM and the college application process on May 3.
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Graduate Programs Information Sessions

Explore our graduate and doctoral programs, along with certificates of advanced study, at our monthly information sessions.

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Transfer Tuesdays

Students interested in transferring to USM can get an in-person decision from an admissions counselor on any of our campuses in Portland, Gorham, or Lewiston.
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Submit your application for free

Everyone can apply to USM for free — for both undergraduate and graduate admission.

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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.
We're coming to a town near you!

Find us at an event near you!

Our admissions team is on the road throughout the year attending college fairs and visits throughout New England, New York, and more. We'd love to meet you!
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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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Online education

The flexibility of online courses and degrees

We offer more than 650 online courses, as well as six degree programs to select from, each available fully online to accommodate your busy schedule.
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.

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Events

Apr
25
Thu

Portland Campus Tour and Information Session

9:30 AM, Admissions Welcome Center, Portland campus
Apr
27
Sat

Gorham Campus Tour and Information Session

10:00 AM, Admissions Welcome Center, Gorham campus
Apr
29
Mon

Gorham Campus Tour and Information Session

9:30 AM, Admissions Welcome Center, Gorham campus
Apr
29
Mon

Portland Campus Tour

1:00 PM, Admissions Welcome Center, Portland campus
Apr
30
Tue

Transfer Tuesday

8:00 AM, University of Southern Maine