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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

Official electronic transcripts can be directly submitted to: spchelp@maine.edu

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. Each fall class size is limited to 15.  For consideration to this competitive program, applicants must submit ALL application materials to UMA by February 15. If applicants do not submit all materials by this deadline, applicants applying after the deadline will be reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis until the class is full.

Please see our 3 Simple Steps to Apply.

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.

Enrollment Decisions – Admission decisions 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. UMA does offer an early action admission review. Applicants who apply to the Dental Hygiene program before November 15th will be notified by December 15th of the early admission decision. All complete applications received after November 15th will be included in the regular review that takes place in February.

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

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Minimum 2.75 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 (PDF).

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.

Fall 2019: The admissions deadline of January 31st has now passed.  Applicants who met the deadline are currently being reviewed and decisions will be made by late-March/early-April.

All new applicants to UMA’s Nursing program can be admitted to pre-nursing status and pursue review for Fall 2020 admission.

Application Deadline: January 31st

Please note, if you are admitted to the spring semester in pre-requisites met status 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 to the Fall 2020 cohort of the UMA 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, applicants must complete the following requirements (subject to change):

  • High School or College-level Biology with Lab with a grade of B (not B-) or higher
  • High School or College-level Chemistry with Lab with a grade of B (not B-) or higher
  • Completion of ENG 100 (grade of C or higher) or appropriate placement scores
  • Completion of MAT 015 or 030 (grade of C or higher) or appropriate placement scores
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicants who previously attended a school of nursing must be in good standing and eligible for readmission at their current/former school of nursing. Any student who was dismissed from a school of nursing must submit an essay with their application explaining the dismissal and the corrective action taken to ensure future academic success. An interview with nursing faculty will also be required for admission eligibility.

Ranking Process:

Admission is highly competitive.  All applicants are ranked utilizing the below scale and the highest ranked applicants are offered admission.  All attempted credits are taken into consideration.

*NOTE: Science and math courses must be completed within the previous 10 years to be considered for admission review.

High School Applicants Current College Student/Transfer Applicant

High School Cumulative GPA

20%

Cumulative GPA

20%

High School Biology with Lab

30%

General Biology with Lab (BIO 110)

30%

High School Chemistry with Lab

30%

Chemistry for Life Science or Average of all other applicable science courses

30%

High School Math Courses Average

20%

MAT 100 or higher (average of all 100-level or higher math courses)

20%

*Grades of “W” on official transcripts for current college students/transfer applicants will be taken into consideration in the review process. Excessive withdrawals could result in a lower ranking.

** Grades of “L” or “AF” or “WF” on official transcripts for current college students will count as an “F” in the ranking.

***Only courses accepted for credit will be rated. Courses taken at non-regionally accredited institutions will not be given consideration in the review process.

Reviews for admissions take place during the months of February and March, with decisions being sent out in late-March to early-April.

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

STAT Transfer Program

To participate in the STAT Transfer Program, a student must:

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. UMA does offer an early action admission review. Applicants who apply to the Veterinary Technology program before November 15th will be notified by December 15th of the early admission decision. All complete applications received after November 15th will be included in the regular review that takes place in February.

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

  • Minimum 2.50 Cumulative GPA
  • 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 waiver
  • ENG 100 Introduction to Academic Reading & Writing, or course waiver

Admission reviews will be conducted in February with admission offers made no later than March 31. Admission is highly competitive as the class size is limited to 36 students per year. Emphasis for admission is placed on grades in certain classes and cumulative grade point average (GPA). Review the ranking criteria (PDF).

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may qualify for admission into the Pre-Veterinary Technology track of the Liberal Studies program by completing comparable coursework at UMA. Enrollment in the Pre-Veterinary Technology track does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program.

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


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