Each year the University of Maine at Farmington receives applications from interested First-Year students (freshmen) from every county in Maine, from across New England and the northeast, from coast-to-coast and around the world.

Key Dates for Fall Admission

  • Early Action recommended by November 15 for students in the top 30% of their high school class.
  • Regular Decision Rolling – recommended by Febuary 15.
  • Some UMF academic programs may reach enrollment capacity after February 15.

Key Dates for Spring Admission

  • Regular Decision Rolling – recommended by December 15.
  • You must submit a completed application no later than January 9.

Consideration for Admission

As an applicant to the University of Maine at Farmington, it is recommend that you pursue a challenging college preparatory curriculum offered by your high school.

AP and honors courses are encouraged.

In addition to your academic achievement, your application essay, high school recommendation(s), and participation in extra-curricular activities also are considered.

College Preparatory Courses Required for Consideration:

  • English: 4 years.
  • Mathematics (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry or Integrated Math): 3 years.
  • Sciences: 3 years (at least 2 of which must include laboratory work).
  • Social Studies: 3 years.
  • Foreign Language: UMF has a Foreign Language requirement that can be met by 2 years (of the same language) in high school or by 1 year of foreign language study at UMF.

Your Ability to Succeed
We believe that your ability to succeed at UMF can best be determined by considering the rigor of your high school curriculum, grade performance and trend, and achievements both inside and outside of school.

SAT and ACT
SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission. However, when applicants do submit scores we will review them and take them into account as we make admission decisions. Applicants will be given the opportunity to withhold their test scores from consideration when completing an application to UMF.

Please note: SAT or ACT scores are required for all students after enrollment, as they are useful as a placement and advising tool.

Creative Writing Applicants
Applicants intending to major in our Creative Writing major must submit 12-14 pages of their own written work. We recommend including excerpts or samples of your work in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Home-Schooled Applicants
We welcome students who have been home-schooled to apply for admission to UMF. Applicants may be asked to submit their results on the GED examination.

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying to UMF

Complete your Application for Admission (paper form or online) including the essay. Our application fee is $40 (non-refundable) payable to The University of Maine at Farmington. We also take applications through the Common Application and the University of Maine System Application for Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Request your high school to mail us your official high school transcript.
  • Have your guidance counselor or a teacher include a recommendation(s).
  • Fill out the information and sign the front page of the Request for Academic Records form (a part of the University of Maine System Application for Undergraduate Admissions) and then submit it to your guidance counselor.

Note: The University of Maine at Farmington CEEB Code is 3506