There’s still time to apply to UMF — and you can apply for FREE. Yes, FREE.
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. We understand the value of a dollar and want remove any barrier to applying to UMF, so we’ve made our application process FREE to all.
Freshman (First-year student) on-campus residency requirement.
We want you to get your college career off on the right foot and give you the absolute best opportunity to succeed.
Our research has shown that our most successful students — those who became truly immersed in all we have to offer: academics, extracurricular activities, social life, research, volunteer opportunities, everything — lived on campus their very first year. In fact, on-campus residency has proven to be so valuable to our students’ success, we’ve made it a requirement for all freshmen (which we call “First-year students”).
Of course, we allow some waivers such as incoming students who plan to reside at home within a 35-mile distance from campus, those 21 or older prior to opening day, transfer students with 24 or more college credits, military veterans, those with a medical hardship or a financial hardship, etc.
And for some students, we offer our Be Home at UMF program, which provides FREE on-campus housing your first year.
Our goal is to help make your make your transition to college as smooth and successful as possible. We want you here for the long-haul, to graduate on time and to be as outstanding as we know you can be. We’re in this together.
Key Dates for Spring 2018 Admission
- Regular Decision Rolling – recommended by December 15.
- You must submit a completed application no later than January 9.
Key Dates for Fall 2018 Admission
- Early Action recommended by November 15 for students in the top 30% of their high school class.
- Regular Decision Rolling – recommended by February 15.
- Some UMF academic programs may reach enrollment capacity after February 15.
“The hardest part about the college application process isn’t filling out the applications. Waiting for a response is much more difficult. I watched my friends stress out for months waiting to hear back from schools while I sat back and already knew where I was going to call home.
I chose Early Action at UMF and applied by Nov. 15. Since it’s a non-binding decision, I could still apply to other schools. When my UMF acceptance letter arrived on December 8th, I felt so relieved to find my future home.”
— Cailin O’Malley,
UMF Early Childhood Special Education major
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.
Note: If you are an out-of-state (non-Maine) resident and either of your parents is a University of Maine at Farmington graduate, click here for our special Farmington is Family tuition discount offer.
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.
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. 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.
Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938-1994