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UMA is here to assist you on your educational journey, when you’re ready to begin. We have a rolling admission policy, which means we accept applications throughout the year. We do, however, recommend that you apply by July 1 to begin in fall and by November 1 to begin in spring.

Step One: Submit an Application

Submit our online application or apply by submitting the Common App.

Students applying for readmission need to submit the Readmission Application.

Note: Some academic programs have competitive admission requirements and/or have limited availability. Please review the programs below to make sure you meet the listed requirements and specific application deadlines.

Step Two: Submit Official Transcripts or GED/HiSET Test Scores

High School/GED/HiSET:
Students who have not completed 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution will be required to submit a high school transcript or GED/HiSET test scores.

University/College Transcripts:
Students who have previously attended any regionally accredited institution will be required to submit official transcripts.

Please submit all transcripts 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.

Competitive Program Admission Requirements & Deadlines

The below listed programs have specific requirements and/or application deadlines. Please understand, applicants applying to a competitive program with a specific deadline must submit all application materials by the deadline. Applicants who do not submit all required documents by the listed deadline will not be reviewed for admission.

Admission to UMA’s B.Arch is competitive with emphasis on your Design Document Submission. Class size is limited to 30 per year.  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.

To be admissible for the Bachelor of Architecture degree program, students must complete the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Verbal SAT score of 530 or higher or
  • ENG 100 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing or course waiver
  • Math SAT score of 540 or higher, or MAT 111 Algebra II or course waiver
  • Two Letters of Recommendation and/or Teacher Evaluations
  • Design Document Submission: Portfolio or Artistic Review Challenge (a portfolio may be required for transfer or current UMA students. Please see our application page for detailed information)
  • Personal Interview (optional)
  • Transfer Applicants: Official College Transcripts
  • Transfer, Current & Alumni Applicants: Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 3.0

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-Architecture track of the Liberal Studies Program. Enrollment in the Pre-Architecture track does not guarantee admissions to the Bachelor of Architecture degree program.

Admission Requirements – Students must complete all requirements to be eligible for consideration.

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

Deferral Requests – UMA does not grant deferrals. Applicants who receive admission and wish to defer will be required to re-apply to a future year and resubmit a portfolio and the required letters of recommendation. Transcripts will be kept on file and do not need to be re-submitted unless additional coursework from previous institutions has been completed.

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

Early application is encouraged because class size is limited to 20 slots per year. Admission is competitive.  To be admissible for the Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree program, students must complete the following requirements:

  • FAA Private Pilot License
  • 1st or 2nd Class Medical Certificate with a Student Pilot’s License from a FAA certified Aviation Medical Examiner
  • MAT 030 Algebra I or waiver
  • High School/Transfer GPA of 2.0 (“C” average) or higher
  • Personal Interview with Program Coordinator
  • Introductory Flight with Maine Instrument Flight

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-Aviation track of the Liberal Studies Program. Enrollment in the Pre-Aviation track does not guarantee admissions to the Bachelor of Science in Aviation degree program.

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 100 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing, 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.

For consideration to this competitive program, applicants must submit ALL application materials to UMA by January 31. If applicants do not submit all materials by this deadline, the application will not be reviewed for admission.

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

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 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 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry w/ lab (grade of C- or higher)
  • ENG 100 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing, or course waiver
  • High School Algebra I and MAT 030 Algebra I

Admission reviews will be conducted in February with admission offers made no later than March 31. Admission is highly competitive with the emphasis placed on grades in certain classes and cumulative grade point average (GPA). Review the ranking criteria.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may qualify for admission into the Pre-Dental Hygiene track of the Liberal Studies program by completing comparable course work at UMA. Enrollment in the Pre-Dental Hygiene track does not guarantee admission to the Associate or Bachelor 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.

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.

Music: Contemporary and Popular 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 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 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry w/ lab (grade of C or higher)
  • ENG 100 Introduction to Academic Reading & Writing, 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. Applicants are required to submit all application imaterials prior to January 31 . 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.

UMA and UMFK are pleased to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Collaborative Program.

All four years of program courses and clinical learning experiences are offered and taught in the Augusta area or offered online. This means that throughout the program no travel to Fort Kent is needed. Students graduate with a University of Maine at Fort Kent degree.

Students apply to UMA and register through UMA for classes in the first year and will transition to UMFK for the following three years.

Because the nursing course sequence is distributed over a four-year cycle, students with prior college credit or who attend summer semesters may find it possible to attend part-time while completing the first half of the program.

To be admissible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Collaborative Program students must meet the following requirements:

  • Cumulative (all past college history, including non-regionally accredited institutions) GPA of 2.5
  • Successful completion (grade of C or higher) of at least 2 years of high school college prep science with lab including Biology, Chemistry or Anatomy & Physiology; or 1 semester of college lab biology
  • Completion of ENG 100 (grade of C or higher) or waiver through placement testing or SAT scores
  • Completion of MAT 15 or MAT 030 or course waiver through placement testing or SAT scores

Admission is highly competitive with emphasis placed on grades in certain classes and cumulative grade point average. Review the ranking criteria here.

Fall Class

For consideration to this competitive program, applicants must submit ALL application materials to UMA by January 31. If applicants do not submit all materials by this deadline, the application will not be reviewed for admission.

Admission reviews will be conducted in February with admission offers made no later than March 31.

Please note, if you are admitted to the spring semester and do not enroll in UMA courses, you must defer your admission to the fall semester to be reviewed for admission to the fall nursing program.

All deferral requests must be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than January 31. If spring admitted students do not submit the deferral request by this deadline, the application will not be reviewed for admission to the nursing program.

To be admissible for the RN to BS in Nursing Completion Program

students must complete the following requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 2.50
  • Maine RN License (Must be completed prior to registering for NUR 354)
    • for new AS graduates the RN license must be completed before the second semester in the program

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

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 Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology degree 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)
  • MAT 030 Algebra I (grade of C or higher), or course waiverHigh School Algebra I and II and/or higher math strongly recommended.
  • ENG 100 Introduction to Academic Reading & Writing, 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 Technology Track of the Liberal Studies Program. Enrollment in the Pre-Veterinary Technology track does not guarantee admissions to the Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program.


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