Transfer Students

The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers a wide range of on-campus and online programs with many opportunities for community engagement. We're committed to keeping a quality college education affordable and flexible for our students.


Portland's Old Port

Three Vibrant Campuses

Explore our three dynamic campuses, where you'll have exciting opportunities to get involved in the intellectual, economic, and cultural life of our surrounding communities. Our expansive residential campus in Gorham is the hub of undergraduate life and is closely connected via shuttle to our lively urban campus in Portland, Maine’s largest city, and the region’s economic and cultural capital. Our friendly, close-knit Lewiston campus is accessible, too, and engaged with the surrounding communities of Central Maine.

A group of students outside on the Portland campus

Transferring Credit from Our Partner Institutions

We’re proud of our partnerships with the Maine Community College System, the University of Maine System, and other New England-based schools. Together, we’ve streamlined the process for students to transfer their credits to USM. We’ve also done the work of deciphering how your prior coursework matches our own courses, and have mapped a way through the classes that remain for you to achieve your bachelor’s degree.

Veterans Services at USM

Services for Veterans and Their Families

Take advantage of Veterans Services at USM, a military-friendly campus. We are proud to support veterans, servicemembers, and their families, who are accessing Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits (the GI Bill). The Veterans Services office can help you navigate the benefits process and make a successful transition from the military to the classroom community.

Meet our Accomplished USM Faculty

Connect with dedicated professors who are highly accomplished in their fields and actively engaged in our communities. USM faculty provide students with valuable learning opportunities, including internships, research, and service learning projects throughout the southern Maine region. As teachers, mentors, and advisors, they will work with you and challenge you to reach your potential.

Live and learn on campus

Live and Learn on Campus

Housing is available for transfer students on our beautiful residential campus in Gorham, an environment that's engaged, collaborative, inclusive, and fun. You'll be at the center of the action — whether it's Husky athletics, music, and theatre performances, student activities, or campuswide entertainment, there's always something fun and exciting going on.

Internship and career-building opportunities

Internship and Career-Building Opportunities

Gain valuable experience through USM's strong community partnerships. You'll have opportunities for hands-on learning, working with global businesses, local governments, Triple-A sports teams, top teaching hospitals, theatre and music venues, community service agencies, and more. Connecting to the community through internships is a vital part of the USM experience.

Summer 2014 South Africa trip

Cross-Cultural Experiences and Study Abroad Programs

Study for a year, for a semester, or for a summer in exciting locations around the world. You can earn credit toward your academic program with options that help make study abroad more affordable. No matter what your major is, or whether you speak another language, the Office of International Programs at USM will help you find the program that's right for you.

USM by the Numbers

25 average class size
14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
265 full-time faculty
$1m in merit scholarships for transfer students

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