No matter what brings you to UMA, we want to welcome you and your prior learning experience!
UMA welcomes hundreds of transfer students each semester. In fact, the majority of our new students are transfer students!
Whether you are coming in with a few courses or several semesters of credit, we will work with you to develop your educational plan and maximize your advance standing.
UMA has several programs tailored especially for our transfer students. These programs are designed with our transfer students in mind, to make the most of their previous educational experience.
Learn about different ways UMA accepts transfer credits for previously completed course work.
Transfer credit may be given for course work completed at a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Grades of “C-” or higher are considered for transfer credit.
Note: some programs may have requirements where a higher grade is required for successful completion.
Once a student has been admitted, the transfer officer or program coordinator will evaluate the transcripts of previous academic work and will mail the evaluation. Each student will be expected to meet the established requirements of the UMA academic program into which he or she has been admitted. Some transfer credit may not be applicable to a specific academic degree program at UMA. UMA and the specific academic department are responsible for determining which transferred courses will meet degree requirements for a particular major.
Prospective students who would like to determine which courses are transferable for degree program credit prior to enrollment may use the online Transfer Course Equivalency Matrix or contact Beth Vigue, Transfer Officer, in the Registrar’s Office.
We work closely with Maine’s community colleges to ensure a smooth transition to UMA. Courses are reviewed regularly and the Transfer Course Equivalency Matrix is available to view course-by-course transfer credit values.
Prospective students are invited to discuss their specific transfer interests with UMA’s admissions team, Transcript Evaluator in the Office of Enrollment Services, advising staff and/or the academic program coordinator.
The Maine Community College System and the University of Maine System have established a reverse transfer agreement that makes it possible for students to earn an associate degree or certificate by combining credits from their university with credits previously earned from their community college.
If you need this information provided in a different format, please contact your Transfer Office at the Maine Community College campus. Course equivalencies are subject to change, so please check with Beth Vigue, UMA’s Transfer Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UMA’s online delivery options are becoming increasingly popular with students outside of Maine’s public institutions. Specific agreements are available with the following institutions:
Nothern Essex Community College
- Mental Health and Human Services, BS.
Palau Community College
- Information and Library Services, BS.
- Cybersecurity, BS.
Transfer within institutions of the University of Maine System (UMS) has never been easier! Once you submit an application to UMA, we fetch electronic copies of your UMS transcripts and the other documents you already submitted to the University of Maine System. There is no need for you to resubmit high school transcripts, college transcripts or immunization records. University of Maine System policy is to provide the maximum opportunity for transfer within the System. When a student is accepted for transfer at UMA, all undergraduate degree credits obtained at any campus of the University of Maine System will be transferable to UMA. To see how specific courses transfer within University of Maine institutions, visit the online Transfer Course Equivalency Matrix.
Requests for transfer credit from foreign institutions must be made by applying to the World Education Services (www.wes.org) for a course-by-course evaluation. WES should send the official evaluation directly to the Application Processing Center as addressed above. UMA will also accept documents reviewed by any vendor who is a member of NACES, the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://naces.org/).
Current F-1 students transferring from an institution located within the United States will need to submit the TRANSFER IN form. F-1 student status is maintained in the SEVIS data base. For any student transferring into the University of Maine at Augusta, this form must be sent to the Admissions Office after formal acceptance to the University of Maine at Augusta.
In addition to the application for admission, transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities and, if applicable, all test credit documents such as AP, CLEP, and DANTES transcripts. (Note: we will automatically collect your UMS official transcripts and other official documents sent to other UMS institutions.) All documents should be submitted to the UMS Shared Processing Center, PO Box 412, Bangor, ME 04402-0412. Credentials are scanned and sent electronically to UMA for application review and evaluation. Visit our Ready To Apply page to begin the application process!
A student transferring from another college or university should file an application at least three months prior to the semester in which he or she wishes to begin studies. The application must include a statement of the names and addresses of all high schools, postsecondary schools, junior colleges, and universities attended in the past. A transfer student should normally have a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average in order to be admitted to the University of Maine at Augusta.
See how coursework at other Maine colleges and universities may fit into one of our degree programs using the University Transfer Guides.
Students may also earn credit through our Prior Learning Assessment, a process by which students can earn college credit for college-level learning from work and life experience gained outside the traditional classroom setting.
American Council on Education (ACE)
Courses from non-accredited training organizations may be granted transfer credit if they are recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE). The courses must carry a credit recommendation from ACE and be categorized as lower division, upper division, or graduate level. Credit will not be granted for courses at the vocational level.
- An official ACE transcript must be submitted for courses to be considered for transfer credit.
- Credit will be awarded at the ACE recommended level (1xx or 3xx).
- Credit will be designated as general elective credit for subjects with no comparable discipline at UMA, program elective credit, or for a specific course if the ACE recommendation aligns with an existing course.
Transcripts should be sent to the following address:
University of Maine At Augusta
Registrar’s Office, c/o Beth Vigue
70 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Students who have previous military experience may be eligible for college-credit based on the training received during military service. To be awarded credit based on military training, students must submit official Joint Services Transcripts or Community College of the Air Force transcripts to the following address:
University of Maine At Augusta
Division of Enrollment Services, c/o Beth Vigue
70 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
The following are examples of how Military training may transfer in as UMA credits. An official evaluation is completed upon assessment of each individual transcript:
|AR-2201-0399 Basic Combat Training Basic Training||4 Credits General Elective|
|AR-0419-0046 Cargo Specialist||4 Credits General Elective|
|AR-1403-0007 Administrative Specialist||4 Credits Business Elective|
|MOS 42A-001 Computer Applications||3 Credits CIS 100|
|MOS 42A-001 Human Resource Mangement||3 Credits BUA 361|
|MC-2204-0088 Recruit Training (Basic Training)||8 Credits General Elective|
|MC-1401-0009 Personal Finance||3 Credits BUA 151|
|MC-1606-0010 Introduction to Terrorism||1 Credit General Elective|
|MCE-6014-001 Aircraft Mechanic||15 Credits General Electives|
|MCE-6432-002 Aircraft Electrical/Instrument/Flight Tech.||13 Credits General Electives|
|NV-2202-0014 Basic Military Training||4 Credits General Elective|
|NV-0703-0005 Hospital Corpsman, Basic||2 Credits BIO Elective,
10 Credits General Electives
|NV-0705-0010 Basic X-Ray Technician||11 Credits General Electives|
|NER-EO-002 Equipment Operator||8 Credits General Electives|
|CG- 2205-0035 Recruit Training (Basic Training)||4-6 Credits General Electives|
|CG-1408-0036 Radarman First Class||1 Credit General Elective|
|CG-1712-Diesel Engine Operator||3 Credits General Elective|
|CG-1728-0039 Marine Safety Inspection||9 Credits General Electives
3 Credits General Electives Upper Level
|PHE 1000 Physical Education/Wellness||4 Credits General Elective|
|LMM 1111 Leadership/Management I||2 Credits Business Elective|
|EDT 2834 Staff Development Trainer||1 Credit General Elective|
|LMM 2121 Leadership/Management II||3 Credits BUA 223|
|INT 7000 Craftsman||4 Credits General Elective|
UMA works closely with other University of Maine System campuses to help students achieve their goals.
UMaine/UMA Foundations Program
The UMA Foundations program is a joint program offered in partnership by the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) and the University of Maine (UMaine). Students are selected for this program as a result of their application to UMaine. The first three semesters of coursework are offered by UMA, with UMA classes taught on the Orono campus, providing students in the program an opportunity to build a strong academic profile to support a successful transfer to UMaine in the fourth semester. Housing is provided for the first year on the Orono campus.
For more information, including the curriculum for the first three semesters, please review the Foundations Program Fact Sheet.