A transfer student's official transcript is evaluated by the Transfer Officer and posted to the student's record when the student confirms his or her intention to attend the institution. Students can view their Transfer Credit Report in their MaineStreet Student Center by selecting Transfer Credit Report from the drop-down box that says Other Academic. For all transfer credit processed after July 2008, course titles and grades from the previous institution appear on the left-hand side of the page and the UMM equivalent appears on the right.
Prospective transfer students can check posted course equivalencies at the new Transfer Equivalency Facility. No login is required to use the system. The system is a work in progress and does not yet contain all the courses from all the institutions which UMM has reviewed. Please contact UMM's Transfer Officer if you have questions about courses or institutions which do not yet appear in this facility.
Guests can also use the new Transfer Portal on the University of Maine System website to see how courses they've taken at other colleges might transfer to degree programs at UMM. The new facility allows users to indicate which college courses they've taken outside the UMaine System and lets the user select a degree program and run a degree audit which shows which requirements those transfer courses might satisfy. Students at other UMS institutions can also use this facility by selecting "Evaluate My Transfer Credit" from the MaineStreet Self-Service menu. Please contact the Registrar's Office if you need any help using this system.
Core Exceptions for Eligible Students. Transfer students who enter with an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree from a regionally accredited institution will receive some core exceptions, as will students who enter with 60 or more credits in transfer, but who have not completed an AA or an AS degree. For details on the core exceptions that apply to these two groups of transfer students (matriculating after January 1, 2011), please click here.
Transfer credit is awarded on the basis of the following principles.
External Transfer Credit
Transfer credit is awarded for all college-level (numbered 100 and above) courses from regionally accredited institutions in which the student has earned a grade of C- or better. All acceptable credits will transfer; however, grades and grade point averages will not. Students hoping to receive transfer credit for work done at foreign institutions should see requirements below under Foreign Credentials.
Internal Transfer Credit
In accordance with UMS Board of Trustees' revised policy (11/17/2003), all undergraduate degree credit successfully completed with a grade of C- or better at any unit of the System will be transferable to any other unit of the University System, but will not be automatically applied to the specific academic degree program a student has chosen. Grades earned in courses which transfer from other UMS campuses will appear on the student's Transfer Credit Report; they will not affect the student's GPA at UMM.
University of Maine System Transfer Policies & Practices
1. Transferring students must provide official transcripts reflecting all previous post-secondary coursework.
2. An evaluation of transfer credit will be prepared by the Transfer Officer for each accepted transfer student, and will be available in the student’s MaineStreet Student Center. The transfer student should meet with an academic advisor at the receiving university to review how the transfer credit will be applied toward the student’s degree program. Transfer evaluations will be prepared based on the following principles:
a. Within the University of Maine System. Undergraduate courses completed with a C- or higher, including P grades, will transfer from one UMS university to another. Grades will be recorded on the student’s transcript but not computed into the cumulative GPA.
b. Outside the University of Maine System. Credit earned with a C- or higher in courses from regionally accredited colleges/universities outside the UMS will be considered for transfer. Pass-fail courses taken outside the UMS must have “pass” defined as a C- or higher in order to transfer.
c. Generally, course grades do not transfer from one college/university to another. Semester and cumulative GPA’s reflect only those courses taken at the home university. Students in cooperative degree programs should inquire about any exceptions that may apply.
d. Coursework defined as developmental by the university to which the student is transferring will not be awarded degree credit. Developmental courses are considered preparatory to college-level work, and will not count towards a degree.
e. Courses from colleges and universities outside the United States will be accepted for transfer consistent with established university policies and practices.
3. Credit may be awarded for high school Advanced Placement (AP) exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, or college-level knowledge gained through life experience (e.g., prior learning, such as military or other training) when validated through the approved campus processes.
4. Students with coursework from non-regionally accredited schools may inquire into the possibility of validating some or all of their learning through testing and/or approved university credit for prior learning processes. Students interested in this option should contact the university Transfer Officer for more information.
5. If a student has concerns about the transfer evaluation, the student should contact the Transfer Officer at the receiving university. After such conferral, the student may appeal through the academic appeals process at the receiving university.
6. Transfer students should consult the university’s catalog and/or meet with an appropriate advisor to determine requirements regarding the number and distribution of credits that must be completed at the university to earn the desired degree.
7. Students must meet the established requirements of the academic program or college into which they are transferring. Transfer credits do not necessarily count towards these requirements.
8. Students may also confer with the Transfer Officer and/or academic advisor regarding possible flexibility in the application of their credits to their program, through approved campus processes.
9. Current UMS students who plan to take courses at another university, inside or outside of the UMS, are strongly encouraged to seek prior approval of their plans from the university where they are matriculated.
Washington County Community College Course Equivalencies
UMM has coordinated articulations with WCCC programs. Click below for details on transferring into:
The full listing of WCCC current course equivalencies is below:
|WCCC COURSE||WCCC COURSE TITLE||UMM COURSE|
|ADV 105||INTRO TO SEA KAYAKING||REM 101|
|ADV 110||TERRESTRIAL & AQUATIC ADVENTURES I||REM 121|
|ADV 112||INTRO TO SAILING||REM 101|
|ADV 115||OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP||REM 225|
|ADV 120||TERRESTRIAL & AQUATIC ADVENTURES II||REM 122|
|ADV 125||TOURISM APPLICATION SEMINAR||GEL xxx|
|ADV 130||MAP AND COMPASS||REM xxx|
|ADV 131||NAUTICAL NAVIGATION||REM xxx|
|ADV 132||GPS & ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION||REM xxx|
|ADV 150||MAINE GUIDE HUNTING PREPARATION||REM xxx|
|ADV 160||MAINE GUIDE FISHING PREPARATION||REM xxx|
|ADV 170||MAINE GUIDE RECREATIONAL PREPARATION||REM xxx|
|ADV 175||PRACTICUM IN ADVENTURE RECREATION||COE 201|
|ADV 180||COAST GUARD LICENSE PREPARATION||REM xxx|
|ADV 225||TERRESTRIAL AND AQUATIC ADVENTURES III||REM xxx|
|ADV 230||SCUBA||PHE 103|
|ADV 240||ORIENTEERING & ROPES||REM xxx|
|ADV 250||CAPSTONE PROJECT||GEL xxx|
|BIO 120||GENERAL BIOLOGY||BIO 111|
|BIO 125||A&P I W/LAB||BIO 110|
|BIO 135||ANATOMY & PHYS II W/LAB||BIO xxx|
|BIO 220||MICROBIOLOGY||BIO 221|
|BOA ***||BOAT CONSTRUCTION||GEL xxx|
|BUS 110||INTRO TO BUSINESS||BUS 111|
|BUS 119||ADVANCED OFFICE PROCEDURES||SES xxx|
|BUS 132||BUSINESS LAW||BUS 221|
|BUS 140||ACC PRINCIPLES I||ACC 201|
|BUS 150||BUS COOP INTRNSHP||COE 201|
|BUS 153||DOC EDIT & PROOF||SES xxx|
|BUS 160||ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW VENTURE PRACTICE||MAN xxx|
|BUS 170||COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING||ACC xxx|
|BUS 178||ACCOUNT II w/SOFTWARE APPS||ACC 212|
|BUS 185||BUSINESS MGMT||MAN 301|
|BUS 218||BUSINESS FINANCE||MAN 211|
|BUS 230||SUPERVISORY MGMT||MAN 232|
|BUS 233||BUS EQUIP TECH||BUS xxx|
|BUS 240||ADVERTIS & MARKET||MAR 101|
|BUS 255||INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS||BUS 334|
|CHY 110||FUND OF CHEM||CHY xxx|
|COM 100||TECHNICAL COMM||BUS 212|
|COM 200||PRINC. OF INTER||GEL xxx|
|CON 240||ELECTRICAL WIRING METHODS||GEL xxx|
|CPT 112||DOCUMENT FORMATTING I||SES xxx|
|CPT 123||ELECTRONIC SPRD||CSE 115|
|CPT 140||WORD PROCESSING||CSE 110|
|CPT 205||ELECT MEDIA||MSY 331|
|CPT 212||DOCUMENT FORMATTING II||SES 202|
|CTT 145||WEB PAGE DESIGN||CSE 109|
|CTT ***||COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY||CSE xxx|
|DRG 106||BLUEPRINT READ||GEL xxx|
|DRG 115||DRAFTING FOR MECHANICAL OCCUPATIONS||ART xxx|
|DRG 120||ARCH DRAFTING I||ART xxx|
|ECE 101||INTRO EARLY CHD ED||EDU xxx|
|ECE 103||MGT, PRO & PERS DEV||EDU xxx|
|ECE 203||CHILD LITERATURE||EDU 223|
|ECE 210||CHLD GUID & DISCIP||EDU xxx|
|ECE 220||ED YNG CHLD/SPEC N||EDU xxx|
|ECE 230||CURRIC (BRTH-3Y)||EDU xxx|
|ECE 235||CURRIC AGES 3-8||EDU xxx|
|EDU 102 &
INTRO TO EDUC, SCHOOL & COMMUNITY &
|EDU 140||EDU COM & TECH||EDU xxx|
|EDU 190||EDU FIELD EXP||EDU xxx|
|EDU 195||FIELD EXP II||EDU xxx|
|EDU 215||LEARNING & BRAIN||EDU xxx|
|CYBER RES. FOR ED
TEACHING, LEARNING & TECHNOLOGY
|EDU 260||SCHOOL LAW||EDU xxx|
|EDU 275 &
|MULTIP INTELLIG &
LEARNING & THE BRAIN
|EDU 290||INTERNSHIP||EDU xxx|
|EMS 105||EMER MED TECH AMB||GEL xxx|
|EMS 112||WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER||REM 124|
|EMS ***||EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES||GEL xxx|
|ENG 099||INTRO COLG COMMUN||ENG 12 #|
|ENG 100||COLLEGE WRITING||ENG 12 #|
|ENG 101||COLLEGE COMP||ENG 101|
|ENG 112||INTRO LITERATURE||ENG 113|
|ENG 201||TECHNICAL WRITING||WRI 208|
|ENG 203||LIT SPECIAL TOPIC||ENG 212|
|ENG 204||DYNAMICS/POETRY||ENG xxx|
|ENG 205||ADVANCED BUSINESS WRITING||WRI 208|
|ENG 206||SPEECH||SPE 104|
|INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING
|ENV 210||FIELD NAT. HIST.||REM xxx|
|ENV 220||FIELD NAT. HIST.||REM xxx|
|ENV 250||CONSERV & PRESERV & ENV 251 LAB||ENV xxx|
|FDS ***||FOOD SERVICES||GEL xxx|
|HIS 110||MARITIME HISTORY||HTY xxx|
|HIS 112||AMERICAN HISTORY TO RECONSTRUCTION||HTY 201|
|HIS 113||AMERICAN HTY FROM RECONSTRUCTION||HTY 202|
|HIS 115||MAINE HISTORY||HTY xxx|
|HIS 117||WORLD CIV TO 1715||HTY 115|
|HIS 119||WORLD CIV 1715 PRS||HTY 116|
|HIS 170||HISTORY OF WORLD FOOD & CULTURE||GEL xxx|
|HUM 210||ETHICS||PHI 201|
|HUM 212||ENV. ETHICS||ENV 213|
|MAT 090||PREPARATORY MATH||MAT 9 #|
|MAT 100||COLLEGE MATH||MAT 9 #|
COL MATH TECH
MAT 9 #
MAT 12 #
|STATISICS: CONCEPTS & METHODS
|MAT 124||BUSINESS MATH||BUS xxx|
|MAT 127||COLLEGE ALGEBRA||MAT 102|
|MDT 100||MED OFFICE PROC I||SES xxx|
|MDT 121||INSURANCE CD & BL||BUS xxx|
|MDT 125||MEDICAL TERMIN||SES 215|
|MDT ***||MEDICAL OFFICE||GEL xxx|
|MET ***||MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY||GEL xxx|
|NEC 111||NATIONAL ELECTICAL CODE||GEL xxx|
|NGP 110||BASIC PRINCIPLES/PRACT/PROPANE/NAT GAS||GEL xxx|
|NUT 170||NUTRITION & NUT 171 LAB||GEL xxx|
|PHI 101||INTRO PHILOSOPHY||PHI 101|
|PLU ***||PLUMBING||GEL xxx|
|PSC 101||AM NAT GOVT||POS 215|
|PSY 101||INTRO PSYCHOLOGY||PSY 110|
|PSY 195||CHILD & ADOL DEVEL||PSY 212|
|PSY 210||HUMAN DEV||PSY 201|
|PSY 211||HUMAN RELATIONS||PSY 102|
|REY ***||RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL ELECTRICITY||GEL xxx|
|SED 220||SPEC NEEDS||SED 310|
|SED 230||BEHAVIOR MGMT||EDU xxx|
|SOC 101||INTRO SOCIOLOGY||SOC 114|
|SOC 102||SOCIOLOGY FAMILY||SOC 208|
|SPA 101||INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH||SPA 101|
|TEC 121||INTRO TO COMPUTER APPLICATION||CSE xxx|
|TEC ***||TECHNOLOGY||GEL xxx|
|WEL ***||WELDING||GEL xxx|
# UMM courses numbered below 100 are considered developmental and do not count toward degree credit.
The University of Maine at Machias requires applicants hoping to receive college credit for work done at foreign institutions to submit their credentials to either World Educational Services in New York or the Centre for Educational Documentation in Boston.
World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Tel : 212.966.6311
Center for Educational Documentation
P.O. Box 170116
Boston MA 02117
Original documents to UMM
Students need to have original transcripts from foreign educational institutions sent directly to UMM's Admissions Office.
They also need to complete an application for credential evaluation and submit with copies of the requested documents and payment directly to one of the above agencies. Students should request a course-by-course evaluation. The credentialling agency will forward one copy of their evaluation directly to UMM and one to the student.
The Registrar's Office will award appropriate transfer credit based on the report of the foreign credentialling agency.