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It couldn't be easier.

Whether you wish to attend full-time or part-time, applying to UMA is a simple four-step process. Just follow the directions below and if you have any questions call us at 1-877-862-1234 or in Bangor at 262-7800, Option 3.

 

Step One: Complete our Short Application Form.

Submit our new online short, two-page application (or download & submit the form by mail).

Or if you plan on applying to multiple schools within the University of Maine System, you may choose to submit the slightly longer University of Maine System application.

International students should download the Short-Form International Student Application, and students applying for readmission should download the Readmission Application.

For most academic programs UMA has a Rolling Admissions policy which means we accept applications at any time. However, we recommend applying by June 15th to begin in September, and by November 15th to begin in January. International students must apply by May 1st for admission in the fall, or by October 1st for admission in the spring.

Some academic programs have more competitive admission requirements and or limited availability. These programs are presented below. To display program admission requirements please click on the specific program name.

Architecture

Admission to UMA’s B.Arch is competitive with emphasis on your Design Document Submission. Class size is limited to 30 per year.  Rolling competive applications for fall admission are being accepted now. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis until full.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  APPLY TODAY.

 

Please see our 6 Simple Steps to Apply to begin the process.

 

Application Materials - Students must complete all requirements to be eligible for consideration.  

Personal Interview - Once all application materials are received, a personal interview will be scheduled.  All interviews will be held in February.

Enrollment Decisions - Letters of Decision will be mailed out first week of March. 

 

Applicants who do not meet basic requirements for application may qualify for admissions by completing comparable course work at UMA and will be admitted into the Pre-Architecture Track of the Liberal Studies Program. Enrollment in the Pre-Architecture Hygiene track does not guarantee admissions to the Bachelors of Architecture degree program.

 

Please see the B.Arch Apply Page to start your application process TODAY!

Dental Assisting

Early application is encouraged because class size is limited to 12 slots each year in Bangor and 6 slots each year in Augusta. Admission is competitive with the greatest emphasis placed on grades in science courses. The first review date is in February.

Associate of Science/Certificate:

To be considered for admission to the program, all applicants must have the following:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • One year of high school laboratory science (preferably biology or chemistry with a grade of "C-" or better)
  • Successful completion of a high school mathematics course (basic math, general math, business math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Algebra/Trigonometry or Geometry)
  • ENG 010 Writing Improvement, or course waiver
  • REA 010 Academic Reading, or course waiver
  • MAT 030 Algebra I or course waiver
  • 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale, or higher

Students accepted for admission are further required to have a complete physical examination within three months prior to entering the program. In addition, students must begin the Hepatitis B vaccination series at least two months prior to beginning the first clinical semester. Students must be immunized against tetanus within the last ten years. Students must have had a Varicella titre or Varicella vaccine series or documentation from a physician stating history of disease before beginning clinical courses in September. Also, the Influenza vaccine will be required before November 1st for each clinical year.

Courses and clinical training in Dental Assisting or Dental Health require effective communication skills in speaking, reading, and writing in English at a level that ensures the student’s ability to benefit from and make satisfactory progress in academic instruction involving patient treatment and safety. A student must be able to effectively communicate with patients during treatment and obtain necessary verbal informed consent during patient care and potential medical emergencies. Students will be asked to indicate their English language proficiency in each of the following areas: speaking, reading, and writing.

Dental Hygiene, Associate/Bachelor of Science

Early application is encouraged because class size is limited to 20 slots each year. Admission is highly competitive with the greatest emphasis placed on grades in science courses. The first review date is in February.

To be admissible for the Dental Hygiene program students must complete the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • High School Biology with lab (grade of C- or higher)
    • or BIO 110 Introduction to Biology w/ lab (grade of C- or higher)
    • or BIO 100 Human Biology w/ lab (grade of C- or higher)
  • High School Chemistry with lab (grade of C- or higher)
    • or CHY 105 & 106 Fundamentals of Chemistry w/ lab (grade of C- or higher)
  • ENG 010 Writing Improvement, or course waiver
  • REA 010 Academic Reading, or course waiver
  • High School Algebra I or MAT 030 Algebra I
  • MAT 009 Foundations of Mathematics, or course waiver

All applicants (including those with transfer credit) must have a 2.50 grade point average or higher (and grades of C- or better in courses applied toward degree credit).

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may qualify for admissions by completing comparable course work at UMA and will be admitted into the Pre-Dental Hygiene Track of the Liberal Studies Program. Enrollment in the Pre-Dental Hygiene track does not guarantee admissions to the Associate or Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene degree program.

Before entering the clinical portion of the dental hygiene program, normally in September of the second year of the curriculum, students are required to have a physical examination, an eye exam, have selected immunizations and titers, and be currently certified in healthcare provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or equivalent. Once admitted into the clinical portion of the curriculum, an annual PPD, maintenance of CPR certification and medical insurance coverage are required. Applicants considering dental hygiene need to be aware that this program is academically rigorous and physically demanding, requiring long periods of time in a seated position. Tasks require hand-eye coordination, visual acuity, fine motor dexterity and close focus vision.

Courses and clinical training in Dental Assisting or Dental Health require effective communication skills in speaking, reading, and writing in English at a level that ensures the student’s ability to benefit from and make satisfactory progress in academic instruction involving patient treatment and safety. A student must be able to effectively communicate with patients during treatment and obtain necessary verbal informed consent during patient care and potential medical emergencies. Students will be asked to indicate their English language proficiency in each of the following areas: speaking, reading, and writing.

Jazz And Contemporary Music

Bachelor of Music: Students applying to the Bachelor of Music degree must pass the Bachelor’s music audition prior to acceptance. To get information and schedule an audition date, please contact the college office at 1-877-UMA-1234, ext. 3274.

Medical Laboratory Technology, Associate of Science

To be admissible for the Medical Laboratory Technology program students must complete the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • High School Biology with lab (grade of C or higher)
    • or BIO 110 Introduction to Biology w/ lab (grade of C or higher)
  • High School Chemistry with lab (grade of C or higher)
    • or CHY 105 & 106 Fundamentals of Chemistry w/ lab (grade of C or higher)
  • ENG 005 Developmental Writing, or course waiver
  • REA 008 Reading for Understanding, or course waiver
  • MAT 111 Algebra II or higher-level algebra course or course waiver
  • 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher
  • 300-word essay addressing why you are interested in the MLT program, what your professional goals are, and what qualities you feel you have that will help you be a good Medical Laboratory Technician*

Admission to the MLT program is competitive. There are 15 slots available each fall. Selection for fall semesters will begin March 1st of that year, therefore students are encourage to submit all application information prior to March 1st. Applications submitted late will be considered pending available slots. For students who are admissible to UMA but do not meet the MLT specific requirements are admitted to the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, Pre-Medical Lab Technology track. Once admissions requirements are complete, students must submit a wait list request to the Augusta Advising office. Students who meet the MLT admissions requirements but are declined an MLT admissions slot are also admitted to the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, Pre-Medical Lab Technology track and remain on the MLT wait list for the next fall semester.

* The required essay should reflect the most current intentions and qualities of the prospective student. If not admitted for the first fall semester, students will be required to send in a new essay for subsequent fall MLT selections.

Nursing , Associate of Science

To be admissible for the Associate program students must complete the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • High School Biology with lab (grade of C or higher)
    • or BIO 110 Introduction to Biology w/ lab (grade of C or higher)
  • High School Chemistry with lab (grade of C or higher)
    • or CHY 105 Fundamentals of Chemistry (grade of C or higher)
  • ENG 005 Developmental Writing, or course waiver
  • REA 008 Reading for Understanding, or course waiver
  • MAT 030 Algebra I [(part II)], or course waiver—remove “part II” reference
  • 2.50 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher

UMA currently has a three to five-year waitlist for the Associate of Science in Nursing program. We are no longer adding to the waitlist for the program and are moving to a competitive direct admission process once the existing waitlist has been depleted. This move will allow qualified students to enter the nursing program more quickly on a competitive basis. For admission to the nursing program under the new process, students will need to have strong grades in the science courses, competitive recommendations, strong writing skills and a competitive cumulative GPA.  We ask that you periodically review this website for updates to the Nursing admissions process.

In the meantime, AA Liberal Studies - Pre-Nursing students may work on completing general education and prerequisite courses. Please review the program checksheet for the current requirements and communicate regularly with your advisor to stay informed regarding changes. Please note that working on general education and prerequisite courses does not guarantee future admission to nursing.

Students who have been accepted to begin the nursing core courses must first show proof of personal healthcare insurance, proof of CPR certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers of the American Heart Association, and submit immunization records to include all three HepB shots, DT (within 10 years prior to beginning NUR 101), TB (PPD) test (updated each year), Varicella titer, and MMR.

Nursing, Bachelor of Science

To be admissible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program students must complete the following requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • Maine RN License (Must be completed prior to registering for NUR 354)

Transfer students who have not completed UMA’s Associate of Science in Nursing core education requirements must complete the following before receiving the BSN degree from UMA:

  • A communications course
  • ENG 101 College Writing
  • Fine Arts or Humanities course
  • MAT 100 Math and Its Applications, or higher
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 308 Human Development
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • BIO 110 Introduction to Biology
  • BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO 321 Microbiology

Veterinary Technology, Associate of Science

Early application is encouraged because class size is limited to 36 slots per year. Admission is competitive with greatest emphasis placed on grades in math and science courses. The first review date is in February.

To be admissible for the Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology program students must complete the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • High School Biology with lab (grade of C or higher)
  • High School Chemistry with lab (grade of C or higher)
  • High School Algebra I and II (grade of C or higher)
    • or MAT 030 Algebra I (grade of C or higher)
  • ENG 005 Basic Writing, or course waiver
  • REA 008 Reading for Understanding, or course waiver

All accepted students must provide proof of rabies vaccination and show proof of health insurance prior to registration.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may qualify for admissions by completing comparable course work at UMA and will be admitted into the Pre-Veterinary Te chnology Track of the Liberal Studies Program. Enrollment in the Pre-Veterinary Technology tack does not guarantee admissions to the Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program.

For full consideration to a competitive program, interested students should submit ALL application materials by January 31st.  Initial reviews will be conducted in February/March with offers of admission made by April 1st.  Additional reviews and offers of admission will occur as long as space remains in the program. Students who are admissible to UMA but who do not meet the competitive admission standards and/or are admissible after the class is full will be offered admission to Liberal Studies.

Jazz and Contemporary Music program note: Bachelor of Music program applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis and are not subject to the January 31st application deadline.

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

 

Step Two: Send UMA a $40 application fee.

Checks should be made payable to UMA.

 

Step Three: Send to 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.

 

Step Four: Mail everything to:

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

 

And that's it – unless you also would like to apply for Financial Aid.

 

Not ready to apply, but want to take a course?

 

You can do that, too.

Whether it's just to try out college, take a course of interest, or fulfill a requirement at another institution you're attending, call us for a summer or fall course guide. You can also check out our non-degree offerings.