University of Maine


Located in the town of Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, the University of Maine offers a strong traditional education at an affordable price. The state’s land grant university and the flagship institution in the University of Maine System, UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities. We help students create success stories — with a wide variety of programs and opportunities — and we do so with world-class faculty members, nationally recognized research; first-rate facilities; a friendly, safe atmosphere; and easy access to some of the best year-round recreation sites in the nation.

At UMaine, you’ll enjoy the world through 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs, 70 master’s degree programs, and 35 doctoral programs. Our library is the largest in the state, we have one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Honors programs, now the Honors College, and our students enjoy hands-on research, even at the undergraduate level.

Of course, nothing compares to visiting our campus in person and we hope you’ll do so soon. In the meantime, tour UMaine through our family of Web sites. In them, you’ll discover UMaine’s story.

Why choose University of Maine?
Campus Services

The Division of Lifelong Learning (DLL) Advising Center was created to serve those students engaged in any one of our many programmatic offerings, such as UMaineOnline, Summer University, Travel Study, Academ-e, non-degree student registration and advising, and more.

The mission of DLL is to promote learning as a continuous and lifelong process and to provide experiences that enhance quality of life, empower individuals and organizations, improve professional practice and foster global understanding throughout Maine and beyond.  The DLL mission is accomplished through a broad spectrum of innovative and alternative academic programs and services designed to provide educational access and equality of opportunity to the people of Maine.

Study in English
  • UMaine Online
  • Summer University
  • Academ-e
  • Travel Study
  • Bachelor of University Studies
  • Maine Studies
  • Peace and Reconciliation Studies
  • Labor Studies
Dates and Deadlines

UMaine does rolling admissions, so technically, there isn’t one, but we do suggest filing your application by Feb. 1 so you’ll be in the best position to receive an admission decision in time for full consideration for financial aid and housing.

Early Action: December 15th

Regular Admissions: February 1st (Recommended)

Transfer: May 1st (Recommended)

International Admission
  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Graduate School
  • Incoming Exchange Admissions
  • Intensive English Institute
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Pathway Program for International Applicants
Intensive English

The Intensive English Institute (IEI) at the University of Maine provides quality English language instruction for students at all levels in a fun, safe, small group environment with an emphasis on students’ needs. IEI students have access to all UMaine campus resources. The IEI is a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

What We Offer
  • A full-time intensive English language program
  • A safe, friendly environment to live and learn
  • Small, Intensive classes
  • Two 8-week Fall Sessions
  • Two 8-week Spring Sessions
  • Two 4-Week Summer Sessions
  • GRE tutoring, TOEFL/IELTS training
  • Holiday Parties & Weekly Field Trips
  • Conversation/Culture Partner Program
  • One week TESOL Certificate Program
  • Customized programs to Fit Your Needs

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