Accepted! What’s next?

Accepted! What’s next?

Congratulations!

You’ve been Accepted to the University of Maine at Presque Isle!

Wondering what steps are next in this exciting, new adventure? Below are checklists on all the information you need to know about becoming a new student at UMPI–keep scrolling for details on all these checklist items. If you have any questions along the way please be sure to contact the Admissions Office!  We’re here to help!

All Students need to:

  • Pay Tuition Deposit
  • Submit Immunization Records
  • Take Placement tests (if desired)
  • Fill Out FAFSA Form
  • Activate UMPI Email and MaineStreet Portal
  • Register For Classes

Traditional Students also need to:

  • Attend Accepted Student’s Day
  • Submit Final High School Transcripts
  • Submit Housing Contract (if desired)

International Students also need to:

  • Submit Affidavit of Support
  • Submit Final Transcripts
  • Submit Housing Contract

Teacher Certification Students also need to:

  • Submit Affidavit of Support (non U.S. citizens only)
  • Submit Final College Transcripts
  • Submit Housing Contract

Transfer Students also need to:

  • Submit Final College Transcript
  • Receive an Official Transcript Analysis
  • Submit Housing Contract

Veterans also need to:

  • Submit Final College Transcript  (Transfer Students)
  • Receive an Official Transcript Analysis (Transfer Students)
  • Submit Housing Contract

Details about your checklist items

Pay Tuition Deposit 

After being accepted you are required to pay a $100 tuition deposit. This will hold your place in the upcoming classes and allow you to register. Payments can be made online, through the MaineStreet Student Services Center, mailed to the Admissions Office, or paid by phone with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card (207.768.9532). The deposit will be credited to the first semester bill. Deposits are refundable before May 1.

Submit Immunization Records

According to Maine State Law, students enrolled in a degree program, full or part-time, need to show proof of immunization. Registration cannot be completed until that has been verified by the Health Office. You must submit a photocopy of your school health record or an immunization record your healthcare provider supplied. If you don’t have official documentation, you must get immunized before enrolling in or attending classes. This can be faxed to (207-768-9777), dropped off or mailed to the Admissions Office.

To be compliant with State of Maine Immunization Laws, you need to have received two MMRs (Measles, Mumps and Rubella), if born after December 31, 1956, the first being AFTER your first birthday AND have a TD (Tetanus/Diptheria) within the past 10 years.

Placement Tests Waived

Any student who has no history of college level work in reading, writing, and math may choose to sit for placement tests prior to enrolling for their classes. If they do not choose to test, or do not meet the testing cut off scores, then they will be enrolled in 4-credit courses in English and math, the additional credit used to address areas of deficiencies.

Tests may be waived with the following SAT/ACT scores:

  • SAT format prior to March 2016: Students earning a 500 in Critical Reading (CR) will have their reading and writing placement tests waived; students earning a 500 in Math will have their math tests waived.
  • SAT format March 2016 and forward: Students earning a 550 in Evidence-based Reading & Writing will have their reading and writing placement tests waived; students earning a 530 in Math will have their math tests waived.
  • ACT: Students with an ACT reading score of 22 will have their reading and writing placement tests waived; students earning a 21 in Math will have their math tests waived.
Fill Out The FAFSA Form

It’s normal to worry about how you’re going to pay for college. Did you know that the Federal Government offers financial assistance to eligible college students? If you qualify, there are a variety of programs available to help you pay for your college education, such as: grants, work study, loans, merit awards and scholarships. To fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and click on the “Start Here” button. If you have any questions about financial aid at UMPI, call Financial Aid at 207-768-9510 or send an email to umpi-financialaid@maine.edu

Activate UMPI Email and MaineStreet Portal

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to activate your maine.edu email account. You’ll use the MaineStreet Portal to receive important information about financial aid, campus housing, registration, billing and student services and to update your personal information. If you did not activate your UMS accounts when you applied, you’ll have to activate it now by following the instructions that were included in your “Thank you for Applying” letter. Questions? Can’t find the letter? Login not working? Call the IT Help Desk at 207-768-9626.

Register for Classes

If you have paid your tuition deposit, submitted immunization records, activated your MaineStreet account, and taken placement tests (if necessary), then you are ready to make a registration appointment. “Steps to Register” will be mailed to you.  Please be sure to watch your mailbox for this important information.

Please note, Teacher Certification students will be registered by our Academic Advisor for the Teacher Certification program, Shara Gardner.  Please feel free to contact her at 207.768.9419 or shara.gardner@maine.edu with any questions!

Attend Accepted Student Day

For Traditional Students, this is your chance to meet your fellow classmates, get the low down on finances, tour campus, ask questions, shop in the bookstore and experience life as an UMPI student!  Please be sure to watch your mailbox and your email for information regarding this exciting event.

Submit Final Transcripts

The University of Maine at Presque Isle must receive final high school/college transcripts, including your date of graduation. Major changes in academic performance may result in a withdrawal of our offer of admission.

Receive an Official Transcript Analysis

Once Official Transcripts are received, the Office of Student Records performs a Transcript Analysis to determine what previous course work will transfer into the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  Once this anaylsis has been completed, you will receive a Transfer Credit Summary Report in the mail,  as well as being able to view it in your MaineStreet Student Center under Transfer Credit Report. For questions regarding your Transcript Analysis, please contact Kathy Davis at 207.768.9581.

Housing Contract

If you plan to live on campus and/or buy a meal plan, you’ll need to complete the forms found online on our Room Selection page and pay a $50 housing deposit.  Room assignment is based on the date the application is received, so we suggest that students submit their housing application before May 31st. If you have any questions, check out the Housing and Residence Life section of our website. Please note, it is the responsibility of UMPI’s Safety and Security Office to ensure the health and safety of students, as well as staff, faculty and guests.

Submit Affidavit of Support

The Affidavit of Support Form verifies your willingness to financially commit to attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle and requires evidence that you have funding available to the meet the total expenses of one academic year.  The Affidavit of Support is included in your acceptance packet and is also available on the International Students page.  This form will be used to issue the student’s Form I-20. Form I-20’s are mailed out 90 days before the start of school. Please return this form by faxing to Jessica Winslow at 207-768-9777.