First-Year Students

As a first-year undergraduate applicant to the University of Maine at Machias, you must be a graduating high school student, high school graduate or a GED recipient. 

First-year applicants are required to submit:

  • a free application
  • an official high school transcript (you may ask your high school guidance counselor to send us an official copy) OR an official GED score

We will also consider the following optional submissions as part of a holistic review process:

  • recommendation letter
  • personal essay
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (official copies)
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What comes next?

After you apply, you’ll be contacted by an admissions counselor. Your counselor will let you know if you need to submit additional documentation. Once you’ve submitted everything, we’ll let you know that you’ve been accepted and notify you if you’ve been awarded scholarship funding. You’ll then be ready to follow the checklist for admitted students.

We encourage all students to fill out a FAFSA application at fafsa.gov when they apply and add UMaine school code 002053. Visit the scholarships and aid website to learn more.

Important admissions dates

We accept free applications on a rolling basis. However, we advise submitting your application by the following dates to give yourself time to submit paperwork, confirm your enrollment with a deposit, and apply for housing. 

Fall admission

Dec. 1: Early admissions

March 1: Regular admissions suggested deadline

Spring admission

Nov. 1: Recommended submission date

Looking for more info just for first-year students?

Qualifying first-year Maine residents receive free tuition for four years through the Downeast Promise program.

Downeast Promise

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

First-year scholarships

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