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Your affordable online education begins with a free application.

No matter where you are in your education journey, it’s free and easy to apply to the University of Maine at Machias. We accept applications on a rolling basis — it’s never too late to apply!

The fastest way to apply is by using our free online form

Need more information about the admissions process? Visit the Office of Admissions webpage to learn about campus visits, virtual and in-person counseling sessions, and eligiblity requirements for first-year and transfer students.

Ready? Apply now

What do I need to apply?

To take the first and most important step — submitting a free application — all you need is your personal information and a few minutes to fill out a form.

You’ll hear back from an admissions counselor about the next steps within a couple of days. You should prepare to submit:

First-year  applicants:

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

The following submissions may help us with application review, but are currently 100% optional:

  • recommendation letter
  • personal essay
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (official copies)

Transfer applicants:

  • an official high school transcript OR an official GED score
  • official college transcripts from all institutions you’ve attended (must have a 2.0 minimum GPA to be eligible)

Want to know if your credits will transfer?

What’s next?

The decision

Once you’ve submitted everything, we’ll review your application and documentation and send you an admissions decision email.

➜ The financials

You’ll want to make sure you’ve applied for financial aid through the FAFSA.gov website. We’ll evaluate your eligibility for UMM scholarships based on your transcripts and application information.

Learn about scholarships and aid

➜ Registering for classes

If you’re accepted, you’ll need to confirm your enrollment by sending a deposit. Then you’re ready to get started as an online student. You’ll receive instructions for activating your maine.edu email account and MaineStreet student portal.

Spring classes begin Jan. 25. Visit the academic calendar

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Want to learn more about being an online student? In partnership with UMaine Online, we’ve developed a virtual orientation for new students. After you apply, take a minute to browse the orientation