Did you know?

  • You don’t need to complete our full admission application, which means no essay and no recommendation letter(s).
  • Your SAT and ACT test scores do not influence our decision to offer admission.
  • Direct Admission is a streamlined process that is different from our regular admission process.
  • If you qualify, we’ll offer you pre-approved admission to the University of Southern Maine without having to fill out our application.
  • If you decide to accept our offer of admission, you’re not committing to attend.

Our Director of Admissions will send you a letter and/or an email with an offer of admission during your senior year of high school.

  • Maine residents: You took early college courses at any University of Maine System institution and earned a final grade of C or better.
  • Out-of-state residents: You completed a profile on a college search website and submitted an official transcript certified by your school counselor.

NOTE: Some majors may require additional information or application materials.

If you want to join our Husky pack at USM, complete our free fast admission form* to join our Direct Admission program.

Some majors may require additional admission information or application materials — we’ll let you know if yours is one!

If you haven’t done so already, send us your official transcripts before April 1 to be considered for merit scholarships.

NOTE: Did you complete the Common App? You can add the University of Southern Maine to your school selection(s) instead of completing our fast admission form. Our CEEB code is 3691.

After we review your fast admission form submission*, we’ll send you an admit packet confirming your major selection or undeclared status.

If you choose to live on campus, you may qualify for an additional $1000 housing scholarship.

Make sure to submit your enrollment deposit right away to secure your spot so you can:

  • Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor
  • Register for classes
  • Attend orientation

NOTE: Your deposit counts toward your first-semester tuition bill.

* By completing our fast admission form, you are not committed to attending the University of Southern Maine.

Do you need more information? Our friendly Admissions team is happy to help!

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