Prospective students need not submit a portfolio for admission to one of the department’s undergraduate programs. They should apply by following University of Maine application instructions. Create and submit your application to the University of Maine here.

Scholarship Opportunities

Please note that all scholarships for new students applying for admission are handled by the Office of Admissions. Please contact Admissions with questions about scholarship opportunities and eligibility. For more information about scholarships, see

For information about UMaine’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) scholarship program, see

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AP Exams & Course Credit

Students who scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exam in Art History will received credit for ARH 100: Art and Human Experience. Please note that ARH 100 is not a required for any of the department’s majors, meaning all students majoring in Art Education, Art History, and Studio Art will still need to take ARH 155 and ARH 156.

The department does not automatically give course credit for high scores on AP exams in Studio Art but is happy to review AP portfolios that scored a 3, 4 or 5 to determine whether course credit is deserved. Students who earned a score of 3, 4 or 5 on an AP exam in Studio Art (Drawing, 2D Design, or 3D Design) must first submit their scores to the university ( Subsequently, these students can submit their AP portfolio materials to the Department of Art. A faculty committee will review the materials and determine whether credit for a specific course will be granted.

Please submit the following to (1) a brief statement (no more than one page) describing the work and processes represented in the portfolio and (2) 10-12 jpegs of works in the AP portfolio. If the files are too large to send in a single email, please send multiple emails or a link to a Google Drive folder.

Early College Opportunities for Maine Students

UMaine is proud to be the first Maine System college to recognize the crucial importance of Early College Programs for the state’s high school students aspiring to attend college. Early College means earning college credits while still enrolled in high school at NO tuition cost to the student. To find out more information, please visit UMaine’s Early College Programs webpage.

Transfer Students

Please visit the website of the Office of Student Records at the University of Maine for information about transfer credit