Freshman Application Checklist

I am a Freshman if I am currently a senior in high school or have graduated/obtained my GED or HiSET diploma and have completed 11 or fewer college credits.

  • Completed application form
  • School Counselor (or teacher) letter of recommendation (if you are a current high school graduate)
  • Official high school transcripts or official GED or HiSET score report
  • Official college transcripts (if you completed any college work)
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Admissions Requirements for Freshmen

First-year candidates must graduate from an approved secondary school with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or pass the GED or HiSET exam. Generally, the high school record should include the following College Preparatory courses:

  • 4 years of English
  • 2 years of Science with a Lab
  • 3 years of Math, including Algebra I, Algebra II & Geometry
  • 2 years of Social Science
  • Foreign Language is recommended

Letters of recommendation and life experience are also taken into consideration.

Transfer Student Application Checklist

I am a Transfer student if I am currently in college or I have completed 12 or more college credits.

  • Completed application form
  • Official college transcripts from each college you have attended
  • Official high school transcripts (if you have completed less than 60 college credits)
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Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

For most majors, a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Students applying for the Nursing program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. You must have left your previous institution in good academic and financial standing. Letters of recommendation and life experience are also taken into consideration.

International Student Application Checklist

I am an International student if I am from a country other than the United States.

  • Completed application form
  • Credential evaluation report for high school and university transcripts. There is a fee for this process that can range from around $85 to over $200 (if you have transfer credit). This evaluation report will translate your grades into US equivalencies.
  • Proof of language proficiency (if English is not your first language)
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About Credential Evaluation Reports

  • We highly recommend you use either InCred (incredevals.org) or WES (wes.org) for your credential evaluation.
  • If you plan on using another provider, they must be endorsed by either the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please view their list of endorsed providers here:

What evaluation report should you pursue?

  • Document-by-document evaluation: students with only a high school transcript
  • Course-by-course evaluation: students with a high school transcript AND advanced-level work; advanced-level work could include A-levels, CXC’s, CAPE exams, etc.
  • Course-by-course evaluation: students with college/university work completed outside the United States.

Admissions Requirements for International Students

  • For most majors, a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (the Nursing program requires a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale)
  • TOEFL score of 500 (paper) or 61 (internet) OR a 5.0 on the IELTS, International English Language Testing System OR a score of 500 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section (only required for students from non-English speaking countries only)
  • Letters of recommendation and life experience are also taken into consideration

Accelerated Nursing Student Application Checklist

I am an Accelerated Nursing student if I have completed a Bachelor’s degree and want to pursue an accelerated Nursing program.

  • Completed application form
  • Official college transcripts from each college you have attended
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Admissions Requirements for Accelerated Nursing Students

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in any program from an accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  • A college-level Statistics course and a course(s) in Anatomy & Physiology that covers all body systems; grades must be a C or above in each (consult with Registrar if questions arise about whether specific courses apply).
  • Admission deadline for the summer semester is March 30th. The admission deadline for the fall semester is July 15th.
  • The first semester is 2-3 online courses. Students in the summer session are required to arrive in mid-August to complete the clinical skills labs associated with their summer courses. Students in the fall session are required to arrive in early January to complete their clinical skills labs.

RN to BSN Nursing Student Application Checklist

I am an RN to BSN student if I completed an Associate’s degree or Diploma program in Nursing and want to pursue our online RN to BSN Program.

  • Completed application form
  • Official college transcripts from each college you have attended
  • Copy of your current RN License
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Admissions Requirements for RN to BSN Nursing Students

  • A completed Associate’s degree or Diploma program in Nursing from an accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Current RN license
  • Letters of recommendation and life experience are also taken into consideration

Returning Student Application Checklist

I am a Returning student if I previously attended UMFK as a degree student but have taken at least 2 semesters off without attending another college.

  • Completed application form
  • The Admissions Office will request your transcripts from the Registrar’s Office

Admissions Application Deadline

UMFK has rolling admissions, which means that applications are accepted throughout the year for each upcoming semester. Applications received before August 15 for the Fall semester and January 10 for the Spring semester will be given priority consideration. Admissions decisions are also on a rolling basis, so as applications are completed, decisions are mailed.

Accelerated Nursing students can only be admitted for the summer or fall semesters. The application deadlines are March 30th for summer or July 15th for fall.

Financial Aid Application Deadline

The priority filing date for completing a Financial Aid file to UMFK is March 31. We recommend submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processing center by February 1. Although consideration for assistance will be given at any time during the year, it is in your best interest to apply as early as possible after October 1.