How to Apply

How to Apply

Application Requirements

We have designed our application process to be as straight-forward and simple as possible.  Please use the checklists below to help guide you through the process.  U.S. Students – 2 or 3 simple steps:

1. Complete a traditional application:
ApplyMaine Application Common App

or complete a YourPace Application:
Apply YourPace Undergrad Apply YourPace Grad


  1. First-Time Students- provide official high school transcript or GED and a letter of recommendation from either a teacher or school counselor.
  2. Transfer Students- provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities you’ve attended. (If you do not have 60 earned and transferable credits, you must also provide your high school transcripts.)

International Students – 5 simple steps:

  1. Complete the Common App.
  2. Provide high school and college transcripts to (World Educational Services-WES) for evaluation.
  3. Complete an essay.
  4. Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor.
  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.

Teacher Certification – 3 simple steps:

  1. Submit the UMaine System Application.
  2. Provide official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Send 2 letters of recommendation.

YourPace Students – 1 simple step:

Mailing Address:

UMPI Admissions
181 Main St
Presque Isle ME 04769
Fax: 207-768-9777
Email: umpi-admissions@maine.edu

For YourPace inquiries, contact:
Email: umpi-yourpace@maine.edu

Once you have submitted your completed application, we may request additional materials such as an essay or request that you come to an interview.