Six Simple Steps to Apply to UMA's B.Arch Program

In this section you will find information regarding the application process for our undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture degree program, as well as information regarding financial support. 


We are now in rolling admissions for the 2015-16 BArch class.  There is still time to apply but space is limited. Applicants with complete submissions will be contacted to schedule a personal interview.  Enrollment decisions will be mailed within two weeks after that interview. 


Step 01: Review the B.Arch Admission Criteria

Because of the importance our program plays in northern New England, UMA/ARC has developed admissions requirements for a variety of new, transfer, and alumni students. Depending on your status, we have tailored an application process to you. 

Review the B.Arch Admission Criteria to understand YOUR specific application requirements.


Step 02: Complete the UMA Short Application Form

You can either download UMA's short, two-page application, or complete the University of Maine System application right online.

Current UMA students should use the Change of Program Form.

UMA alumni applying for readmission should download the Readmission Application.

International students should download the Short-Form International Student Application.

To download applications, you must have
Adobe's free Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

Step 03: Send UMA a $40 application fee

Checks should be made payable to UMA.

Please note: There is no fee for submitting a Change of Program Form.

Step 04: Send UMA your Official Transcripts or your GED Test Scores*

High School/GED – If you have a copy of your transcripts or GED scores, just attach them to your Application Form. Otherwise, call your high school or GED Test Location and ask them to send transcript or scores directly to the address below.

College – Contact any colleges where you have taken courses and have them send an Official Transcript (no faxes or photocopies) directly to the address below. 

Please Note: Some students are required to take academic placement testing prior to the admission review. Please refer to our Responsible Admission Policy at

*If you are a current student or alumni of UMA your transcripts are already on file.

 Step 05: Download Recommendation Forms

Download the Recommendation Forms.  Two are required, at least one from a teacher who knows you well.


Step 06: Select your Design Document Submission

We want to understand YOUR creative potential for success in our program. Go to our Design Document Page to read about your choice: submit a Portfolio or the UMA Artistic Review Challenge.  Either is accepted; the choice is offered so that you can select which submission works best for YOU. 

The Portfolio or Artistic Review Challenge is mailed directly to:

Department of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture Application
Handley Hall
331 Water St., Augusta, ME 04330


All materials EXCEPT your Design Documents should be sent to:

Application Processing
University of Maine System
PO Box 412
Bangor, ME 04402-0412


Questions?  Please call our admissions staff!  We are ready to help!


Admissions Staff 

John McLaughlin
Assistant Director of Admissions

Gail Pelletier
Admissions Counselor

Financial Aid Info

Financial Aid Welcome Page