Office of Admissions

Undergraduate Certificate Application

Welcome! The undergraduate certificate programs we offer at the University of Southern Maine (USM) provide you with a solid foundation in a chosen area of study and a variety of career fields. These certificates can be pursued in conjunction with a degree program or independently.

When pursued independently, undergraduate certificates are considered “non-matriculated programs” and do not qualify for federal financial aid or scholarships. If interested in a bachelor’s degree, please apply here.

International students who wish to come to USM and study on a student visa cannot enroll only in a certificate program. USM’s Undergraduate certificate programs are not eligible for a student visa (I-20) or scholarships. Please do not complete this application if you are interested in applying as an international student to USM. Please go to the application for undergraduate admission.

Whether you are a new or continuing student at USM, please complete this application.

We recommend reviewing the application requirements for your intended program prior to completing this application — you may need to submit additional materials. If you have any questions, the Admissions team is ready to help.

Starred fields (*) are required.

Academic History
Please provide information on high school and colleges you have attended, listing most recent first: (Dates of attendance can be approximate)
School Name School City School State School Country Attended Start Date Attended End Date
Attach a Resume

You can also send transcripts or other supporting materials to:
Application Processing Center
University of Maine System
P.O. Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412

Unofficial documents can be emailed to:

By clicking Submit below, I confirm that I have completed all applicable questions on this form and I affirm accuracy of the information provided.

The University of  Southern Maine is an EEO/AA institution and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).