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First-Year Students


Although our regular decision deadline has passed we continue to accept applications on a space available basis.

What's Early Action?

We offer an Early Action deadline (nonbinding) for undergraduate applicants who desire early notification of their admission status. Applicants wishing to be considered for Early Action will need to submit their completed application by December 1. Students submitting all application materials on or before December 1 will receive notification of their admissions decision prior to December 31.


First-year (high school) students should submit the following:

  1. A Common Application, a Coalition Application or a UNE Application with the $40 application fee
  2. SAT or ACT scores (see our test-optional policy)
  3. Official copy of high school transcript

Early Assurance Program

UNE's Early Assurance program is designed to offer talented undergraduate students with well-defined career aspirations the opportunity to streamline acceptance into certain UNE graduate programs.

Qualified undergraduate freshman applicants can declare their intent to pursue a graduate or professional degree by selecting their intended Early Assurance designation on the Common Application or on UNE's online application.
If a student is accepted to UNE and also accepted into the Early Assurance program they may then move directly into their chosen UNE graduate program, as long as the programmatic and progression requirements are met during their undergraduate studies.

High School Agreements

The following high schools have signed an agreement that enables high-performing students who matriculate at UNE to earn college transfer credits, potentially enabling them to earn a bachelor’s degree in just three years. Contact admissions or your high school guidance office for additional information.

High School Agreements

  • Biddeford High School
  • Lincoln Academy
  • Maine School of Science and Math
  • Thornton Academy
  • Kennebunk High School

Contact Undergraduate Admissions at (800) 477-4863 or email You can also stop by our office on the Biddeford Campus Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.