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start your application process to the university of southern maine (usm) right here. you'll find checklists, deadlines, and instructions for applying as an undergraduate or graduate student. if you have any questions, the admissions team is ready to help.

本科学位申请过程

First Year & Homeschooled Applicants

  • completed application form: common application, 缅因大学系统应用, or paper .
  • all applicants apply for free.
  • official transcript sent by the high school, listing all courses and grades received to date; or official general education diploma (ged); or high school equivalency test (hiset).
    • if homeschooled, transcript must show date of graduation, or annual assessment of courses completed, and should be signed by the person responsible for homeschooling the student.
  • official sat or act test scores sent directly from the testing agency or included on official high school transcript.
    • if you are applying for fall 2020 enrollment: submitting test scores is optional for all undergraduate applicants except those applying for a bs in nursing.
    • if you are applying for spring 2021, summer 2021, or fall 2021 enrollment: submitting test scores is optional for all undergraduate applicants.
  • completed school counselor statement and/or letter of recommendation.
    • if homeschooled, the statement and/or letter should be sent from someone outside the student’s family.
  • 完成个人陈述/文章(推荐)。
  • official test of english as a foreign language (toefl) or international english language testing system (ielts) score (may be required of those applicants whose primary language is not english).
  • performing arts applicants:

note: homeschooled applicants must be at least 17 years old at the start of their first semester. a personal interview may be required.

Adult & Transfer Applicants

  • completed application form: 缅因大学系统应用 or paper .
  • all applicants apply for free.
  • official final high school transcript that certifies the date of high school graduation; or official general education diploma (ged); or high school equivalency test (hiset).
    • this is not required if you have completed an associate's or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution at the time the application is submitted.
  • official transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not credit was earned, sent directly from each institution.
  • 完成个人陈述/文章(推荐)。
  • resume: if you have had a significant gap (three or more years) since your last experience in education, it is recommended you submit a resume or list of life experiences.
  • official sat or act scores.
    • if you are applying for fall 2020 enrollment: submitting test scores is optional for all undergraduate applicants except those applying for a bs in nursing.
      • bs in nursing applicants: these scores are not required if you have completed more than 12 post-high school college credits or if you are at least 20 years old at the time you submit your application.
    • if you are applying for spring 2021, summer 2021, or fall 2021 enrollment: submitting test scores is optional for all undergraduate applicants.
  • official test of english as a foreign language (toefl) or international english language testing system (ielts) scores may be required of applicants whose primary language is not english.
  • international college transcript evaluation: official evaluation of college-level transcripts from a usm-approved transcript analysis agency.
  • nursing transfer applicants only: supplemental application.
  • 仅在护理申请人中加速bs: supplemental application.
  • performing arts applicants:

international applicants

  • completed application form: common application, 缅因大学系统应用, or paper .
  • all applicants apply for free.
  • official secondary school transcripts, exam certificates, and college-level transcripts including certified english translations.
  • official transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not credit was earned, sent from the institution.
  • international college transcript evaluation: official evaluation of college-level transcripts from 美国农业部批准的笔录分析机构.
  • 完成个人陈述/文章(推荐)。
  • declaration of finances form 随附适当的财务文件。
  • 其他资源可用 for international applicants.
  • 可选:官方坐姿或表演分数。
    • if you are applying for fall 2020 enrollment: submitting test scores is optional for all undergraduate applicants except those applying for a bs in nursing.
    • if you are applying for spring 2021, summer 2021, or fall 2021 enrollment: submitting test scores is optional for all undergraduate applicants.
  • nursing transfer applicants only: supplemental application.
  • official test of english as a foreign language (toefl) or international english language testing system (ielts) scores may be required of applicants whose primary language is not english.
  • performing arts applicants:

re-entry admission materials

入学和资助期限

priority filing dates indicate when information should be received by the university. the dates upon which we receive your application and then enrollment deposit may impact other factors, including financial aid awards, priorities for on-campus housing, orientation dates, and course selection. please note the following dates, references, and deadlines.

admission deadlines

fall semester

  • 12月1日-提前采取行动的截止日期。
  • 2月1日-bs是转学生的护理截止日期。
  • february 1 — priority filing application date and traditional bs in nursing deadline.
  • 5月1日-优先注册入金日期。
  • 7月1日-国际学生申请截止日期。
  • august 15 — deadline for application and all supporting materials to be received by admissions.

spring semester*

  • 11月15日-国际学生申请截止日期。
  • 12月1日-优先权申请日期。
  • 1月2日-优先注册入金日期。

*admission will not be granted to nursing applicants (with the exception of rn to bs in nursing program) for the spring semester.

summer semester

  • may 1 — priority deadline.
  • 10月1日-加快护理申请截止日期。

rolling admissions

applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed on a rolling admission cycle. the application deadline for students who want to enroll in the fall semester is august 15.

although applications will be reviewed throughout the year, we recommend students complete their applications by the priority filing date of february 1. all students who want to be considered for academic scholarships must have their completed application on file by the february 15 scholarship consideration deadline.

nursing program applicants: first-year nursing applicants and transfer students must submit an application by february 1.

early action

students that submit an undergraduate admission application by december 1 — and provide all supporting materials by december 15 — to apply for the following fall semester will be guaranteed an admission decision by january 15.

students offered admission to the university through an early action application, must respond to the offer by may 1.

financial aid deadlines

为了获得经济援助,您必须 提交免费的联邦学生资助申请(fafsa). for fall applicants, this form should be filed either electronically or through the mail by january 15, in order for the federal data to be received by student financial services on schedule.

fall 2020 applicants

  • 1月15日– fafsa申请提交截止日期。
  • 从3月15日开始-经济援助奖励通知。

spring 2021 applicants

  • spring semester applicants should file their fafsa as soon as they apply for admission.

application for financial aid submitted after the stated deadlines will be reviewed only to the extent that funds remain available throughout the spring. for more information, visit student financial services or call (207) 780-5250.

standardized test scores

SAT & ACTs

beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, undergraduate degree applicants will no longer be required to submit sat or act test scores to be considered for admission (this includes bs in nursing).

applicants may submit sat or act scores as reported on the official high school transcript, or directly from the educational testing service (ets) or the american college testing program (act). if you did not previously request that your scores be sent to usm (ceeb code #3691) from ets or act, you may do so by contacting ets at collegeboard.org or by contacting act at act.org.

toefl and ielts

international and non-native english speaking students should submit their test of english as a foreign language (toefl) or international english language testing system (ielts) scores. the university of southern maine accepts score reports sent directly from the testing agency.

高级分班考试和国际文凭

the university of southern maine recognizes the advanced placement tests and the international baccalaureate program, and may grant placement and credit toward graduation for superior performance. please contact the 事先学习评估办公室 for additional information at (207) 780-4663, or toll-free 1-800-800-4876, ext. 4663.

where to send admission materials

send all undergraduate admissions official transcripts* and other supporting materials to:

application processing center
university of maine system
p.o. box 412
bangor, me 04402-0412

colleges and universities that participate in electronic submission of transcripts can send official transcripts to edocs@maine.edu.

* a transcript is official when it comes directly from the institution. if an applicant is submitting an official transcript, it must be in a sealed envelope from the institution indicating that it is an official document. if the envelope has been opened prior to arriving at the office of admissions, it is no longer considered an official transcript.

研究生学位课程申请流程

程序申请说明

master’s degree programs

doctoral degree programs

program deadlines

about deadlines:

  • applications must be postmarked or submitted online by the applicable program deadline.
  • if the deadline falls on a sunday or a holiday, applications will be accepted through the following business day.

master’s degree programs

  • athletic training (ms): april 1 for summer admission.
  • biology (ms): february 1 priority filing deadline for fall admission; october 15 deadline for spring admission.
  • counseling (ms):
    • 临床心理健康浓度(毫秒): 11月15日和3月15日入学。
    • 康复浓度(毫秒): 11月15日和3月15日入学。
      • 临床康复咨询(clrc)专长: may 31 for fall admission.
    • 学校辅导浓度(毫秒): 11月15日和3月15日秋季入学 
  • 创意写作(stonecoast mfa): march 1 for summer residency; september 23 (extended deadline) for winter residency.
  • cybersecurity (ms): 8月1日秋季入学,1月2日春季入学。
  • education:
    • adult and higher education (ms): may 1 for fall admission; october 1 for spring admission; and february 1 for summer admission.
    • educational leadership (msed)
      • the msed in educational leadership offers two options for program completion:
        • fully online program format: 查看即将到来的申请截止日期.
        • on-campus program format: applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, the following priority filing deadlines apply: may 1 for fall admission; october 15 for spring admission; and march 15 for summer admission.
    • educational psychology (ms)
      • 应用行为分析浓度: priority filing deadlines: november 1 for spring admission; march 15 for summer admission; and may 1 for fall admission.
      • school psychology concentration: 入学时间为2020年12月1日,适用于2021年夏季或秋季。
    • literacy education (msed): 滚动审核申请。
    • special education (ms):
      • special education — effective instruction and assessment for students with suspected and identified disabilities (ms): 查看即将到来的申请截止日期.
      • 特殊教育-在职(经认证的教育者)(毫秒): applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, the following priority filing deadlines apply: may 1 for fall admission; october 15 for spring admission
      • special education — integrated general education and special education initial teacher certification (ms): applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, the following priority filing deadlines apply: may 1 for fall admission; october 15 for spring admission; and march 1 for summer admission.
      • special education — pre-service (teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities) (ms): applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, the following priority filing deadlines apply: may 1 for fall admission; october 15 for spring admission; and march 1 for summer admission.
    • teacher education — extended teacher education program (etep) (msed): january 31; if certain certification areas have openings, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after january 31.
    • teacher leadership (msed)
      • the msed in teacher leadership offers two options for program completion:
        • fully online program format: 查看即将到来的申请截止日期.
        • on-campus program format: applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, the following priority filing deadlines apply: may 1 for summer admission, october 15 for spring admission, and march 15 for summer admission.
    • 向其他语言的使用者教英语(tesol)
      • 向其他语言的使用者教英语(tesol)(msed):
      • teaching english to speakers of other languages (tesol): initial k-12 esl certification (msed): applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, the following priority filing deadlines apply: may 1 for summer admission, october 15 for spring admission, and march 1 for summer admission.
  • educational psychology (ms)
    • 应用行为分析浓度(毫秒): priority filing deadlines: november 1 for spring admission; march 15 for summer admission; and may 1 for fall admission.
    • 学校心理集中度(毫秒): 入学时间为2020年12月1日,适用于2021年夏季或秋季。
  • leadership studies (ma): 滚动审核申请。
  • music (mm): 滚动审核申请。
  • nursing (ms)
  • occupational therapy (mot): 10月1日和2月1日为秋季入场。
  • 政策,规划和管理(mppm): 滚动审核申请。
  • public health (mph): 滚动审核申请。
  • school psychology
    • 教育心理学-学校心理学集中度(毫秒):2020年12月1日,2021年夏季或秋季入场。
  • social work (msw): october 15 for fall admission.
  • statistics (ms): applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, however, the following priority filing deadlines apply: march 15 for fall admission; and october 15 for spring admission. students who apply by january 15 will be eligible to apply for a tuition waiver the following academic year.

doctoral degree programs

  • nursing (dnp): admission to the dnp program is on hold until the fall 2021 semester.
  • leadership (phd): 2021年12月1日,2022年秋季入场。
  • public policy with a concentration in educational leadership and policy (phd): 2020年4月1日为2020年秋季入学。
  • school psychology (psyd): december 1 for fall admission.

国际学生指示

in addition to the standard application materials, international students must also provide the following materials before their application will be reviewed:

  • international college transcript evaluation: official evaluation of college-level transcripts from a usm批准的笔录分析机构.
  • declaration of finances 随附适当的财务文件。
  • the test of english as a foreign language (toefl) or the international english language testing system (ielts) may be required from international applicants and/or applicants whose primary language is not english, unless the applicant has received a degree from an english-speaking institution. official scores need to be submitted as part of the application process.
    • only applicants with toefl scores of 79 or higher on the internet-based test 550 or higher on the paper-based test, or 213 or higher on the computer-based test; or ielts scores of 6.5 or higher will be considered for admission to a graduate program.
  • 其他资源可用 for international applicants.
  • creative writing (mfa) applicants only: please review additional information regarding residency requirements through our office of international programs.

english proficiency test scores

official english proficiency examination scores are required from international applicants and/or applicants whose primary language is not english, unless the applicant has received a degree from an english-speaking institution. the university of southern maine accepts the following score reports sent directly from the testing agency. toefl scores of 79 or higher on the internet-based test, 550 or higher on the paper-based test, or 213 or higher on the computer-based test; or ielts scores of 6.5 or higher will be considered for a graduate program.

where to send admission materials

if we receive application materials such as test scores or recommendations before your application arrives, we will keep them in a holding file to add to your folder once the application is submitted. if you choose to collect all application materials yourself and mail or deliver everything to us at once, do not open any official transcripts or recommendation letters. once submitted, all application materials become usm property and will not be returned.

请将所有申请材料发送到以下地址:

application processing center
university of maine system
p.o. box 412
bangor, me 04402-0412

electronic submissions of official transcripts and other application materials (resume, essay, etc) can be emailed to edocs@maine.edu.

applications in progress

it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that his or her application is complete by the applicable deadline date.

  • check status-account activation required: if you have submitted an application and have received your account activation letter from our office, follow the link below to activate your account.
  • check status-account activation complete: if you have already activated your account, and you wish to check on the status of your application, follow this link to mainestreet.

certificate application process

undergraduate certificates

undergraduate certificates provide students with a solid foundation in a chosen area of study and in a variety of career fields. these certificates can be pursued in conjunction with a major or independently.

admission materials

  • all applicants: submit online application.
  • additional materials may be required. browse the program list below for details.
  • applicants who are not currently enrolled at usm: provide high school transcript; or general education diploma (ged); or high school equivalency test (hiset).
    • if homeschooled, transcript must show date of graduation, or annual assessment of courses completed, and should be signed by the person responsible for homeschooling the student.

本科证书课程

学士学位后的本科证书

undergraduate certificates provide students with a solid foundation in a chosen area of study and in a variety of career fields. a bachelor’s degree is required in order to complete these certificate programs.

admission materials

学士学位后的本科证书课程

certificates of graduate study

a bachelor’s degree or higher is required in order to pursue a graduate certificate.

admission materials

  • all applicants: submit the online application.
  • applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. priority filing deadlines may apply for some programs.
  • 应用程序要求因程序而异。
  • 浏览下面的链接以获取详细信息。

graduate certificate programs

certificates of advanced study

a master’s degree or higher is required to pursue a certificate of advanced study.

admission materials

高级学习课程证书

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