Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
USM is now SAT/ACT test optional! Undergraduate degree applicants are no longer required to submit SAT/ACT test scores to be considered for admission. Due to the competitive nature of our nursing program, undergraduate applicants to nursing must submit their SAT/ACT scores when applying. We now offer Early Action for students interested in an earlier admission decision. Students who apply by November 15 and submit all supporting materials by December 1 will be guaranteed an admission decision by January 15. We no longer require an application fee for undergraduate or graduate admission.
Over 40% of USM students are adults. We understand the limited time you have available and recognize that the process of transferring credits can seem overwhelming and complicated. We are prepared to help you every step of the way. Our Admissions Officers can provide you with unofficial transfer credit evaluations to give you an idea of which credits will transfer. Official credit evaluations are completed and sent to admitted students several weeks after admission. Contact a Transfer Counselor at (207) 780-5670 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit usm.maine.edu/transfer.
The University of Southern Maine Admissions team welcomes you to learn more about our university by visiting us on campus or via our virtual tour. We offer daily tours where you can see our campuses and experience all that USM has to offer. Schedule a visit today at usm.maine.edu/tour or visit virtually at usm.maine.edu/#virtualtour