First-Year Students (freshmen)
Each year the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) receives applications from prospective First-Year students (freshmen) from every county in Maine and from across New England, New York and New Jersey; from coast-to-coast and around the world.
Because we limit our total enrollment to just 2,000 full-time students, and some of our majors are in such high demand, admission to the University of Maine at Farmington is competitive.
Applying for Admission
Admission Plans and Dates for Applying
For Fall Admission
Early Action by November 15 (for students in the top 25% of their high school class)
Regular Decision Rolling - Recommended by January 15
(Note: Some programs may reach enrollment capacity after Jan. 15)
For Spring Admission
Regular Decision Rolling - Recommended by December 15
(Note: You must submit a completed application no later than Jan.8)
Consideration for Admission
As an applicant to the University of Maine at Farmington, it is recommend that you pursue a challenging college preparatory curriculum offered by your high school.
AP and honors courses are encouraged.
In addition to your academic achievement, your application essay, high school recommendation(s), and participation in extra-curricular activities also are considered.
College Preparatory Courses Required for Consideration:
- English: 4 years
- Mathematics (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry or Integrated Math): 3 years
- Sciences: 3 years (at least 2 of which must include laboratory work)
- Social Studies: 3 years
- Foreign Language: UMF has a Foreign Language requirement that can be met by 2 years (of the same language) in high school or by 1 year of foreign language study at UMF.
Ability to Succeed
We believe that your ability to succeed at UMF can best be determined by considering the rigor of your high school curriculum, grade performance and trend, and achievements both inside and outside of school.
SAT and ACT
SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission to UMF. You are required to submit SAT or ACT scores after enrollment, however, as they are useful as a placement and advising tool.
Creative Writing Applicants
Applicants intending to major in our Creative Writing major must submit 12-14 pages of their own written work. We recommend including excerpts or samples of your work in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
We welcome students who have been home-schooled to apply for admission to UMF. Applicants may be asked to submit their results on the GED examination.
Step-by-Step Guide to Applying to UMF
- Complete your Application for Admission (paper form or online) including the essay. Our application fee is $40 (non-refundable) payable to The University of Maine at Farmington. We also take applications through the Common Application and the University of Maine System Application for Undergraduate Admissions.
- Request your high school to mail us your official high school transcript.
- Have your guidance counselor or a teacher include a recommendation(s).
- Fill out the information and sign the front page of the Request for Academic Records form (a part of the University of Maine System Application for Undergraduate Admissions) and then submit it to your guidance counselor.
Note: The University of Maine at Farmington CEEB Code is 3506