Office of Admissions

Defer Admission

Undergraduate students who are admitted to the University can defer their admission for up to one year. Students who choose to defer their offer of admission may submit a written request to the Office of Admissions prior to the start of the semester along with a $100 non-refundable enrollment deposit. Students attending another college may not defer admission to USM.


Fall Admission Deadline

August 15

Spring Admission Deadline

December 15

Summer Semester Deadline

May 1

To defer your undergraduate admission to the University of Southern Maine, please submit a written request to or mail to:

USM Office of Admissions

PO Box 9300

Portland, ME 04104


If you have not already done so, please submit the required $100 enrollment deposit with this request. If you have any questions, please call the office of Admissions at (207) 780-5670.