You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

While we can’t emphasize enough how helpful it is to talk to an actual advisor, here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive.

Yes. Academic work must be completed with grades of “C-” or better at regionally accredited institutions of higher education to be accepted towards meeting the requirements of a UMF baccalaureate degree. Some courses may not transfer because a particular course is not applicable to any UMF program of study (with the exception of courses within the University of Maine System).

Yes. How much and what kind varies on a case-by-case basis, but we do our best to give you as much credit as possible!

For example, you could create an experiential learning portfolio and receive up to 15 credits for prior learning. If you have taken military or corporate-sponsored ACE courses, you can receive up to 15 credits. To review the most up-to-date information on already approved credit checkout this live spreadsheet (coming soon!).

UMF faculty love having classes with adult students. Why? They find adult students offer a unique perspective because they are more mature, motivated and bring life experience to their classes!

You should feel empowered. In many ways, you actually have an advantage over traditional students.

Definitely. You will be assigned an Academic Advisor who works specifically with adult students. They will provide accurate information, assist you with choosing courses and inform you of the services and educational opportunities available at UMF.

In addition, UMF offers tutors for any subject and and academic coaches for broader study skills/academic practices through the Student Learning Commons. These tutors can meet both on Zoom and in-person.

It’s easier than you think, though it depends on whether you’ve attended UMF in the past or not. Regardless, the first step is reaching out to us so we can help you take the next steps.

The in-state  student cost is $297 (plus fees) per credit. Most courses are typically 3 credits, so figure $891 per course (plus any applicable fees). The total number of courses you’ll need to take in order to complete your degree will determine your final cost — it will vary by person and situation.

That depends on you and what is manageable with your other responsibilities. We’ve had some students come to us needing only a single class to get their degree. Others are farther away from the goal, simply because they haven’t accumulated as many credits. Our advisors will review your transcript to identify degree pathways options, what you need to do to graduate and they’ll work with you to make sure you make it there.