Due to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus issues, THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE IS OPERATING REMOTELY and our team is available to connect with you and answer your Admissions and Financial Aid-related questions. Please let us know how we can help you. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Together, we’ll get through this.

Apply to Transfer today – FREE! We offer a $1,000 scholarship for ALL Transfer students and we’ll review your college transcript within 48 hours.

A $1,000 scholarship — specifically for ALL Transfer students.

We offer a $1,000 scholarship to ALL qualifying Transfer Students — Maine residents and non-Maine residents alike, whether you attend an out-of-state college or a Maine college.

Check it out: Transfer Scholarship. We also have additional financial aid available for all Transfer students. And of course, applying to UMF is FREE.

And a $2,000 scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa (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.

Did you graduate from a Franklin County (Maine) High School in 2019? Come Home to UMF and live on Campus FREE your first year!

If you’re admitted as a Transfer student and you’re a 2019 graduate from any high school in Franklin County, Maine (or if you were home-schooled in Franklin County) in 2019 you can receive FREE on-campus housing your first year — a savings of more than $4,500. This is what we call our Come Home to UMF Program.

Live on campus and make a fresh new start. Become whoever you want to be. Our residence halls give you the opportunity to meet new people from all over.

Each residence hall (and floor) hosts regular fun functions: cookouts, movie nights at Narrow Gauge Cinema, yoga classes, intramural teams, special off-campus excursions, and more. You’ll become part of a whole new crowd.

And because you’re from the area, other UMF students may ask you for your Franklin County insider knowledge and advice. The secret hiking trails, the best night to go to the movies, who’s got the best pizza, the nicest days to hit the Farmington Fair, the best night to ski at Titcomb, the quickest way to Coos Canyon and Smalls Falls.

Have a real going-away-to-college experience right here at UMF.

For Transfer students who were 2019 Franklin County high school grads, UMF offers a rich academic and social lifestyle that just happens to be close to home. There’s a lot more going on here than you may realize.

  • More student clubs and organizations than some schools twice our size
  • Concerts, plays, improv comedy, dances, poetry slams, movie nights, student art exhibits and more
  • Open Mic Nights, Acoustic Nights, Craft Nights, Spring Fling Week and lots more
  • Varsity athletics, club sports, and intramurals, group fitness classes
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities on campus and off-
  • Affordable weekend group excursions to a New York City Broadway shows, Boston Bruins games, Red Sox games, NYC sight-seeing, and more
  • Group outdoor adventure activities like hiking to Grafton Notch, kayaking the Kennebec, snowshoeing the Maine Huts & Trails, and more.

Contact the UMF Office of Admission to learn more about our cost-savings Come Home to UMF option.


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.)

Apply Now – FREE

You can apply to transfer 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
transcript48@umf.maine.edu

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

At Farmington, we major in personal attention.

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.)

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 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: Assistant Director of Admissions
Territory/Specialty: All Transfer students, Maine (part of Androscoggin 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 it 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
umfadmit@maine.edu