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Application Checklists: What do I Need to Apply?

Checklist for Freshmen

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

  • 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 score report
  • Official college transcripts (if you completed any college work)

Checklist for Transfer Students

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)

Checklist for Accelerated Nursing Students

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

Checklist for RN to BSN Nursing Students

I am a 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

Checklist for Returning Students

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

Checklist for International Students

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

  • Completed application form
  • Evaluation of high school and college transcripts by World Education Services (WES)
    • 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 of the United States.
  • Proof of language proficiency (if English is not your first language)

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements for Freshmen

First-year candidates are required to graduate from an approved secondary school with a minimum grade point average of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or complete the GED equivalent. 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 to include 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.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

For most majors a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Students applying for the Nursing program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 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.

Admissions Requirements for Accelerated Nursing Students

  • A completed Bachelor's degree in any program from an accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of least a 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 is only granted in the Summer semesters and the application deadline is February 15th
  • Students are required to complete online course during the summer and attend classes on campus starting in August to complete clinical skills labs associated with the two required online summer courses

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

Admissions Requirements for International Students

  • For most majors a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (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

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/fall semester and the application deadline is February 15th.


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.