We offer a variety of on-campus and online programs, community engagement opportunities, a streamlined credit transfer process, and a commitment to a flexible, quality, affordable education for you.


Did you know?

  • If you have a 2.25 GPA or higher, we guarantee admission for most community college graduates
  • If you have already completed general education requirements we may waive our core curriculum requirements
  • Our student body represents 37 states, 12 countries, and various stages of life
  • The METRO Husky Line stops on our Gorham and Portland campuses — and USM Huskies ride for free
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Transfer your credits

We can break down the transfer process by explaining how your eligible credits apply to your degree program and helping you find the best path forward.

Learn about transferring
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Transfer talks

One of our friendly admissions counselors can help you navigate the application process or grant you an instant admission decision during a 30-minute appointment.

Get more information
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Degree completion programs

If you already earned 75+ college credits, you can finish your degree faster with a degree completion program. The programs are 100% online or blended (a mix of online and in-person courses) and designed with your busy schedule in mind.

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Career-building opportunities

Our faculty, alumni, and community partnerships open doors to real-world experiences. We foster connections with local and global businesses, Triple-A sports teams, teaching hospitals, performing arts venues, and various other options.

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ConnectED Pathways

Our innovative partnership with the Maine Community College System allows you to accelerate the application process for selected bachelor’s degree programs at USM.

Are you looking for the right fit? We provide a supportive and welcoming campus culture where you can continue along your current academic path or explore new directions and career goals.
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Transfer maps

We partnered with the Maine Community College System, the University of Maine System, and other New England-based schools to help you understand the transfer process. We created transfer maps to help you plan the best path to your four-year degree.

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New buildings on our Portland campus

Our new eco-conscious McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success and Portland Commons residence hall are open! The new buildings offer student services, a dining hall, plenty of lounge and study areas, our University Store, and even a café and brewpub. Housing is available for ages 22+ with the option for 12-month contracts.

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