Statement of Principle
The University of Maine at Presque Isle invites applications for admission from academically qualified students of all ages and backgrounds. The academic credentials and life experience of each applicant are considered on an individual basis. The University prefers that all applicants have a college preparatory background and show other indications of ability to succeed in college.
The Admissions Office strongly encourages applicants to visit the campus. During the visit the student will have an opportunity to speak with an admissions staff member, tour the campus, meet with currently enrolled students, talk with a faculty member, talk with a financial aid staff member, and sit in on a class. Visits can be arranged by calling the Admissions Office at (207) 768-9532.
Application Procedures for all Students
- Each applicant for admission is required to submit a completed University of Maine System Application Form accompanied by a $40 non-refundable application fee (U.S funds). Forms can be obtained from the Office of Admissions or from most high school guidance offices. Each applicant must arrange for the forwarding of secondary school transcripts to the Admissions Office.
Applicants may also fill out the online Application For Admission.
- Applicants with a record of attendance at a post-secondary institution must request the forwarding of their official transcripts from each institution attended for all work un-dertaken.
- Letters of recommendation and a brief essay may be required of applicants.
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Upon acceptance, all students are required to pay a $50 tuition deposit. Residence Hall students must submit a $100 deposit with their signed room and board contract. The tuition deposit is credited to the student's first semester bill. The $100 deposit for room and board is held for lost keys and room damage. At the end of the academic year, the deposit less charges (damages and unreturned keys) will be refunded.
Degree students who have withdrawn from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and who have not attended any post-secondary school since withdrawing may return to degree study by applying through the Admissions Office, using a special readmission application form. There is a $40 application fee for readmission. Students seeking readmission to the University must be in good academic standing at the time of application. Students who have taken a course or courses from another post-secondary school following withdrawal must apply for regular admission through the Admissions Office.
The Admission Decision
- Applicants are evaluated for admission on the following criteria: (a) strength of high school academic curriculum and grades achieved; (b) rank in class; and (c) academic and personal recommendations.
- University of Maine at Presque Isle operates on a rolling admission policy. Applicants are notified of the admission decision a short time after it has been made.
- Admission to the University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all secondary school and post-secondary school courses in progress when the acceptance is given.
- The University reserves the right to rescind the acceptance of any applicant.
- Freshmen, transfer and readmitted students are accepted by the University for either the fall or spring semester.
Regular Admission Standards for Two-Year and Four-Year Programs
Candidates must be graduates of approved secondary schools or hold a High School Equivalency Diploma or GED certificate. The following program at the secondary school level is recommended for regular admission: High School Preparation
(college track) Units
Science with lab 2
Social Studies 3
Foreign Language 2
Students whose previous work does not qualify them for regular admission may be asked to come to campus for an interview. This interview consists of meeting with a representative from the Admissions Office, Student Support Services, and a faculty member in the student's area of interest. The interview will give the student an opportunity to discuss his or her overall academic record and why he or she is ready for the college experience. The faculty and staff members involved in the interview will ask questions pertaining to the student's record for the purpose of making a decision on admissibility. If admitted, certain requirements may be added to the student's program or certain restrictions placed upon it.
From within the University of Maine System
An internal transfer student is defined as a transfer stu-dent whose most recent collegiate work has been within the University of Maine System. Prospective internal transfer students must submit an application, $40 application fee, and official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities, including those within the University of Maine System. A high school transcript or official GED score report is also required. Internal transfer students who are in good standing at another school within the University of Maine System will be accepted at UM-Presque Isle. In general, the following guidelines are used. Students whose transcripts indicate they are not in good standing (i.e., on probation, suspension, or dismissal) will not be admitted to a degree program at UM-Presque Isle, but may attend as a non-degree student. Non-degree students may be accepted for admission after taking nine credits at UM-Presque Isle and achieving a 2.00 grade point average.
From outside the University of Maine System
UM-Presque Isle encourages the admission of qualified transfer students from regionally accredited two- and four-year colleges. Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.00 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale). Transfer credit is generally awarded for courses in which a grade of C- or above has been earned. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, along with an official transcript from the high school from which they graduated. An official evaluation of transfer credits will be given to students after they have been accepted. Applicants will not be considered for admission to UM-Presque Isle for the semester immediately following their dismissal from another institution. Such students can, however, enroll as non-degree students for one semester.
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
Transfer students receive an official program plan from the Registrar after the receipt of final official transcripts. Students will receive informa-tion so that arrangements can be made for the review and planning of their programs with their academic advisor.
Admission Standards for Selected Programs
The Medical Laboratory Technology and Nursing Programs are governed by enrollment limitations and not all applicants can be accepted. Applicants are selected on an individual basis, and specific requirements must be met to be considered for admission. A high school diploma or its equivalent is required of all applicants. Students should be in the upper third of their high school class. The following college preparatory curriculum is the minimum requirement: High School Preparation - Units
Biology includes lab component 1
Chemistry and Lab 1
Mathematics college prep 2
Social Studies minimum 1
Total 15 Persons interested in applying for these programs who do not meet the above listed entrance requirements are invited to contact the Admissions Office. Assistance will be provided in identifying methods to obtain the necessary courses required for application.
Students who are citizens of other countries are welcomed at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and are encouraged to apply for admission. In order to comply with University admission policies and regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States, students from other countries need to 1) furnish the Admissions Office with a completed Application for Admission and official school records showing the completion of twelve years of schooling; 2) take the TOEFL exam in their home country and request that examination scores be sent to the University of Maine at Presque Isle - a minimum score of 213 is required in order to be considered for admission (students who come from English-speaking countries or who have taken examinations equivalent to the TOEFL can have this requirement waived); and 3) show that they have the necessary financial support to meet their tuition and other expenses during the time they are students here. More specific information on these requirements can be obtained by writing to the Admissions Office.
Canadian/American Border Exchange Program
The University of Maine at Presque Isle, recognizing the cultural and academic benefits brought to its campus by Canadian students, offers a tuition policy that encourages study by Canadians. Tuition is calculated at the University's in-state tuition rate plus 50 percent, American funds.
New England Regional Student Program
The University of Maine at Presque Isle participates in a regional cooperative program administered by the New England Board of Higher Education. This program, known as the New England Regional Student Program, enables qualified residents of the New England States to study at the University of Maine at Presque Isle at reduced tuition for certain degree programs that are not available within their own state's institutions. Information about this program can be obtained through the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Admissions Office, the high school guidance counselor, or the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place, Boston MA 02111, (617) 357-9620.
Early Admission Program
The intent of this program is primarily to provide an acceptable early route within the University structure for juniors who have exhibited superior achievement in high school and who desire to begin the first year of college instead of returning to the secondary school for their senior year. Recommendations from the superintendent, principal, guidance counselor, and parent or guardian are required to attest to the student's readiness for college. Assurance is also required that a high school diploma will be awarded at the successful completion of the freshman year (or a similar arrangement decided on prior to admittance to college).
Pre-College Experience Program
High school juniors and seniors from Aroostook County schools, with written recommendations from their guidance counselor, principal, and parent or guardian, may enroll for a maximum of six credit hours per semester on a "space available" basis. The courses should be applicable for high school credit. All applicants for the Pre-College Experience program must have the written approval of the Director of Admissions prior to enrolling in the courses. The program does not apply to Summer Session courses, non-credit courses, Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses, or University of Maine System for Education and Technology Services (UNET) courses.
The University is committed also to serving the educational interests and aspirations of academically qualified individuals interested in taking courses for personal enrichment, job advancement, and expanded awareness. Non-matriculated study is arranged through the Director of Advising on the first floor of South Hall. Enrollment in credit-bearing courses requires a high school diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma, or GED, and evidence of such may be required. Placement testing will be required of students with no prior college experience, or no math or science in their previous college study. A $30.00 fee is charged for the testing, advising, and registration process. Testing can be arranged through the Advising Center at 768-9615. The University may also require additional evidence that the non-matriculated student is qualified to study at the 200 level and above. Permission to study full-time (12 or more hours in a semester) in a non-matriculated status may be granted in exceptional cases.
All students admitted or re-admitted to UM-Presque Isle with no prior college course work, or no transferable college level credits in reading, writing, science, and/or mathematics will be required to placement test in any or all of those subject areas. The placement tests are administered prior to registration for courses and are used by advisors to place students at the appropriate level of course work. When scores indicate the need, students will be required to successfully complete courses in the Program of Basic Studies prior to enrolling in subsequent college level course work. Students may re-test once in any or all subject areas. Students receiving a grade in any PBS course, including a grade of W, will not be allowed to re-test in that subject. Re-tests are free of charge and study materials are avaiable upon request.
Advanced Placement Examination
It is the policy of UM-Presque Isle to grant credit for the introductory course in a subject field to an enrolled student who scores either four (well qualified) or five (very well qualified) on the Advanced Placement Examination of the CEEB. A score of three will be examined for credit on an individual basis.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
The University accepts certain general and subject area CLEP tests and is also an approved test center for the CLEP examinations. Credit for the CLEP General and Subject Examinations is based on review and approval procedures implemented through the University Senate. Information on the administration of CLEP and on UM-Presque Isle policies for the CLEP examinations can be obtained by writing to the Office of Counseling located in South Hall or calling (207) 768-9589.
The University welcomes the applications of veterans of the armed forces. In considering applicants, it is the policy of the University to recognize the advantages of the training and maturing aspects of the military. UM-Presque Isle is an authorized institution for use of the Veterans Educational Assistance Program benefits. For more information contact the Veteran's Administration or the V.A. Certifying Officer located in the Registrar's Office, Preble Hall, (207) 768-9540.