At Farmington, we truly value Transfer students like you.

We appreciate the wisdom and different perspectives you bring to our campus. You’ve experienced someplace else and you had the courage and conviction to know you know what you want … and what you don’t want. That’s gutsy — and we like it. In fact, we’ve found that driven, independent-minded Transfer students like you end up being among our best students. Oh, yes, you’ll fit in well here.

We’ve made it even easier to transfer!

To make it even easier for future teachers to Transfer to Farmington, we eliminated the Praxis Core Exam for students seeking to transfer into our Education programs.

We know many of you want to transfer to UMF for our outstanding Education programs. We no longer require the Praxis Exam in advance of your transfer. But just a heads up, if you haven’t taken the Praxis before you arrive, you’ll need to take it your first semester here. We just want you to know in case you need to prepare for it. (Again, this Praxis Exam info pertains only to those who are transferring into our Education programs.)

Applications we accept from transfer students

You can apply for FREE to the University of Maine at Farmington several ways:

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

What will transfer? Get an answer in 48 hrs or less.

We understand your need to know what previously taken coursework will transfer to Farmington. To speed things up we will review your college transcript within 48 hours.

Just send us your scanned transcript and we’ll let you know — within 48 hours (weekends excluded) — what will transfer, for how many credits, and for what equivalent courses.

And no application required to have us evaluate your transcript. Just send it to us first. Fast and easy!

University of Maine at Farmington
Transfer Transcript
224 Main Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
Fax: 207.778.7555
Email: transcript48@umf.maine.edu

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

Here, you’ll be treated like a Person – not a number.

We understand that at large universities you can sometimes feel like you’re treated like a number, that you’re an anonymous face in a vast sea of other people. Enormous lecture halls, mobs of people, professors who don’t even know your name. (We hear this from students who transfer here from big schools.)

At Farmington, we major in personal attention.

We’re the alternative to a big, impersonal school. Here, you’ll get to know everyone and everyone will get to know you.

Thirty+ majors. A national reputation. Internship opportunities. A friendly, close-knit campus. All at an affordable price. Here, it’s all About YOU.

The University of Maine at Farmington is a small, friendly, close-knit campus where students are the center of the universe. Our small classes (avg. class size is just 18 students) are taught by caring, dedicated professors. Though many of our faculty members are nationally-recognized experts in their fields, they have a passion for teaching and also take the time to get to know their students.

Sharing ideas, debating issues, collaborating with students on a research project, holding office hours to review a term paper, or helping with a tricky assignment, our professors will become an active part of your life. And some will even become treasured lifelong mentors. This doesn’t happen at all schools, but it IS part of The Farmington Way.

A special $1,000 scholarship — just for Transfer students.

We offer One Thousand more reasons to transfer to Farmington — a $1,000 scholarship dedicated specifically to qualifying Transfer Students. Check it out: Transfer Scholarship.

We still have financial aid available for Transfer students and of course, applying to UMF is FREE.

A $2,000 scholarship for PTK members.

Are you a member of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society? As a member in good standing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, you may be eligible for an additional $2,000 per year scholarship. No additional application is required for this scholarship.

A Personal Approach to Transferring.

Change is good. You’ve done another school and you have the courage and conviction to know you want something different. That’s gutsy. Bold. Decisive. And we like it.

But change can sometimes be scary or confusing. That’s where these two pros come in. We have two transfer specialists to help guide you through the process. Think of them as your personal Transfer Tour Guides.

We encourage you to contact them directly — going straight to the source. They truly want to help you transfer here.

Your Transfer Guides

Joseph McShane

Title: Admissions Transfer Counselor
Territory/Specialty: All Transfer students, Maine (Androscoggin County, Somerset County), International

Joe is your primary contact for all things Transfer. Because he transferred to the University of Maine at Farmington himself, Joe knows the UMF transfer terrain first-hand.

He can guide you through the process, answer your important questions, and also tell you how easy to is to transfer to Farmington and what it was like to go to school here: academics, extracurriculars, clubs and organizations, living in the Farmington area and more. Joe works at UMF year-round and is ready to help you on this next step of your academic journey.

Joseph Toner

Title: Assistant Director Financial Aid

Joe is our Assistant Director of Financial Aid. He can help guide you through the financial aid portion of transferring to Farmington.

A lifelong Mainer (a Lawrence H.S. and UMaine grad) Joe has worked in both our Financial Aid Office and in our Admissions Office, giving him a unique insider’s perspective of those key campus departments. Joe really knows his stuff in both areas.


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
TDD/TYY: 207.778.7275
Email: umfadmit@maine.edu