Step-by-Step Guide to Applying to UMF

  • Complete your Application for Admission, including the essay (see below).
  • Ask 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, which is part of the application, and then submit it to your guidance counselor.

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The University of Maine at Farmington CEEB Code is 3506

Key Dates for Fall 2024 Admission

  • Early Action – application by December 1
  • Regular Decision Rolling – recommended application by February 15

Consideration for Admission

As an applicant to the University of Maine at Farmington, it is recommended 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, including ASL) 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 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 allowed to withhold their test scores from consideration when completing an application to UMF. 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 results on the HiSET examination.

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, that 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 before opening day, transfer students with 24 or more college credits, military veterans, those with a medical hardship or a financial hardship, etc.

Please contact us, below, if you would like to request a waiver of the first-year campus residency requirement.

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.

Farmington is Family Tuition Discount

If you are an out-of-state (non-Maine) resident and either of your parents or grandparents is a University of Maine at Farmington graduate, you qualify for our special Farmington Is Family tuition discount.

Farmington Fellows Scholarship

If you’re a resident of Farmington, New Hampshire; Farmington, Connecticut; Farmington, New York; Farmington Hills, Michigan; Farmington, Minnesota; Farmington, New Mexico; or any other Farmington in the U.S., you can come to the University of Maine at Farmington and pay our low Maine resident tuition for your four years here ($8,910 in 2023-2024).

You’ll also be eligible for Maine resident Merit Scholarships. Plus, you’ll receive round-trip travel reimbursement from your Farmington to our Farmington campus each year. Let our Farmington be your new Farmington! Contact us below for details.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938-1994
tel  207-778-7050
fax  207-778-8182
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711