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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Undergraduate admission materials deadline

Undergraduate applications and supporting materials must be received by August 15 for fall admission consideration.
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Maine residents: Apply for free

Maine residents 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.
Merit Scholarship Opportunities

Merit scholarships for top students

USM is 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!
USM's Portland campus

Three unique campus locations

USM has 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

USM offers 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

USM is a military-friendly campus with robust services for veterans, servicemembers, and their families to help you make a successful transition to the classroom.
Disability Services Center

USM's Disability Services Center

USM creates 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 USM's academic-year program for qualified high school juniors and seniors.




Graduate Programs Open House

4:30 PM, Portland campus, Abromson Community Education Center