How to Apply

How to Apply


Traditional Students

Applying to college can feel overwhelming, but it’s also one of the most important life decisions you’ll make. Use our checklist below to be sure you’ve completed all the necessary steps to apply to UMPI.

  • Fill out the online system application or The Common App
  • Submit a letter of reference and an essay.
    • Essay: You may write about any topic you would like–why you want to attend UMPI, why you have chosen a certain major, why you love your pet. ANYTHING! But, please… write about something you are PASSIONATE about and be sure to PROOFREAD before submitting!
    • Letter of Reference: This may be from a teacher or guidance counselor.
  • $40 non-refundable fee. Fill out the online system application and use a credit card to pay online OR mail us a check OR pay over the phone with a credit card at 207-768-9533.
  • Forward official high school transcripts or G.E.D.
  • After the review of your application, the Admissions Office may also need additional materials (another letter of reference, writing sample, etc.) or may request an interview.

Adult Learners

  • Submit your application – Fill out the online system application or Download this simplified version of the application, fill in the boxes, then print it, sign it and mail, fax or scan it to us.
    Mailing Address:
    University of Maine at Presque Isle
    Admissions Office
    181 Main Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Fax: 207.768.9777
    Scan and email to: admissions@maine.edu
  • $40 non-refundable fee. Mail us a check, pay over the phone by credit card at 207.768.9533 or, if you are filling out the online system application, use a credit card to pay online.
  • Forward official high school transcripts or G.E.D.
  • Submit all previous transcripts. The University of Maine at Presque Isle must receive official transcripts from ALL of your previous colleges. After you have been accepted, a transcript analysis will be done to determine what courses will transfer into your program of choice at UMPI.
  • After the review of your application, the Admissions Office may request additional materials (another letter of reference, writing sample, etc.).

International Students

We are glad that you are interested in attending the University of Maine at Presque Isle! We want to make sure you have all the information you need to study in the United States, specifically at UMPI! To start the application process, please follow the checklist below.

Students who are citizens of other countries are welcomed at UMPI and are encouraged to apply for admission.  In order to comply with University admission policies and regulations of the Immigration & Naturalization Service of the United States, students from other countries need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Submit a completed application (application, essay and recommendation letter; if you are a non-traditional/transfer student you do not need to fill out the High School Activities List or send a letter of recommendation).
    • Fill out our online system application
    • Essay: You may write about any topic you would like–why you want to attend UMPI, why you have chosen a certain major, why you love your pet. ANYTHING! But, please… write about something you are PASSIONATE about and be sure to PROOFREAD before submitting!
    • Letter of Reference: This may be from a teacher or guidance counselor.
  2. Pay $40 non-refundable application fee. Pay online when filling out the application OR mail us a check OR  pay the  fee over the phone (207.768.9533) with a credit card.
  3. Official high school transcripts (Transcripts need to be translated into English equivalency if not in English.)
  4. Official college transcripts, if applicable. Non-United States transcripts must be evaluated and translated into English equivalency (if not in English) at one of the following agencies:
    Center for Educational Documentation
    PO Box 199
    Boston, MA 02117
    (617) 338-7171
    World Education Services, Inc.
    PO Box 5087
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    (212) 966-6311
  5. Take TOEFL exam in home country.  A minimum score of 197 computer-based/530 paper-based, and 71 internet-based is required in order to be considered for admission.  Students may be admitted with a TOEFL lower than 530 if acceptable proficiency in English can be demonstrated. UMPI also accepts IELTS with a score of 6.0.  Students who come from English-speaking countries can have this requirement waived.
  6. After the review of your application, the Admissions Office may also need additional materials (another letter of reference, writing sample, etc.) or may request an interview.

Teacher Certification Students

The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education Program at UMPI is for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another area but would like to become a teacher. We offer certification in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Physical Education, and French. To start the application process for the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Teacher Education Program, please follow the checklist below.

  • Submit an application.  Please fill out this application, sign, and mail, fax, or scan it and email it to us.
  • Mailing Address:
    University of Maine at Presque Isle
    Admissions Office
    181 Main Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    Fax: 207.768.9777
    Scan and email to: admissions@maine.edu

    • $40 non-refundable fee. Pay over the phone with a credit card at 207-768-9533, mail or drop off.
    • Submit 2 letters of recommendation. One must verify that you have a minimum of 50 hours experience working with children
    • Forward official transcripts from all universities you’ve attended.
    • Click here to request more information about UMPI.
Note for Canadian students:

The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Education program at UMPI has certified thousands of Canadian students. We offer elementary education for teaching grades K-8. We also offer secondary education in Math/Science/English/or Social Studies for teaching grades 7-12 as well as Physical Education, French or Art for grades K-12. Click here for more information about the program.


Transfer Students

Submit your application – Fill out the online system application or download this simplified version of the application, fill in the boxes, then print it, sign it and mail, fax or scan it to us.

Mailing Address:
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Admissions Office
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Fax: 207.768.9777
Scan and email to: admissions@maine.edu

  • $40 non-refundable fee. Mail us a check, pay over the phone by credit card at 207.768.9533 or, if you are filling out the online system application, use a credit card to pay online.
  • Submit previous transcripts. The University of Maine at Presque Isle must receive official transcripts from ALL your previous colleges. After you have been accepted, a transcript analysis will be done to determine what courses will transfer into your program of choice at UMPI.
  • After review of your application, the Admissions Office may also need letters of recommendation and a brief essay.

Veterans

The decision to go to college can be hard. Whether you’re going to college for the first time or making the decision to come back, we want to make this as easy as we can for you.

Submit your application – Fill out the online system application or download this simplified version of the application, fill in the boxes then print it, sign it, and mail, fax or scan it to us.

Mailing Address:
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Admissions Office
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Fax: 207.768.9777
Scan and email to: admissions@maine.edu

  • $40 non-refundable fee. Mail us a check, pay over the phone by credit card at 207.768.9533, or, if you are filling out the online system application, use a credit card to pay online.
  • Have your official high school transcripts or G.E.D. sent to the Admissions Office.
  • Submit previous transcripts. As veterans, the University of Maine at Presque Isle must receive official transcripts from ALL your previous colleges, including military and DD-214 as well. You can request your electronic military transcripts thru Joint Services Transcripts at https://jst.doded.mil/smart/signIn.do. After you have been accepted, a transcript analysis will be done to determine what courses will transfer into your program of choice at UMPI.
  • If you are transferring from another college, you should fill out the Transfer application and a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Veterans VA Form 22-1995: dependents VA Form 22-5495), for which you can contact our VA School Certifying Official (207-768-9540).
  • If you have not applied for your veteran education benefits, you should do so now. To apply go to: http://www.gibill.va.gov/apply-for-benefits/application/When you receive your Certificate of Eligibility (letter), you must submit a copy to UMPI’s VA School Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office, Preble Hall.
  • After review of your application, the Admissions Office may also need letters of recommendation and a brief essay.