Southern Maine Community College

Steps to Apply to SMCC

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You can apply anytime before the start of the semester you’re planning to attend.
View the SMCC calendar to see when classes begin.

Free Summer Class Opportunity

Are you graduating from a Maine high school this year, or have received your diploma, GED, or HiSET in the past year, and have been accepted and are planning to attend SMCC in the Fall? If so, you can get ahead on your SMCC degree with a free 3-credit class at SMCC this Summer. Summer sessions start June 28 and July 12! To learn more, contact the Advising Office at 207-741-5835 or

Gather these things before you start the application process:

Current High School Seniors

A copy of your current high school transcripts.

All Other Applicants

  1. A copy of your high school transcript, diploma, HiSET or GED, or homeschool diploma.

    If you have an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree:

    • You do not need to provide proof of high school graduation
  2. Additional Information (please send any available)
    • Previously taken SAT/ACT scores
    • Previously taken Accuplacer scores
    • Previous English course taken at another college/university
    • AP/IB scores
    • Hi-Set/GED scores

Don’t have any of these items available? Please contact the Admissions Office at or 207-741-5800 (x1) for next steps.

A Note About Future Testing

In light of the disruption caused by COVID-19, SMCC has adopted a test-optional status (Accuplacer/SAT/ACT) for the 2021-22 academic year. During this time, SMCC will use multiple measures which will include transcripts, college-level experience, and available test scores to make placement decisions. Additional placement assessments will be administered by the college after admission only if necessary. Individual academic programs of study (such as Nursing) may, however, have specific entrance requirements; contact the college admissions office and/or website for specific program entrance requirements.


Please submit these items by:

Fax: 207-741-5760
Mail: 2 Fort Rd, South Portland, ME 01406

A Note About Official College Transcripts

Official college transcripts must be sent directly to SMCC from each institution you attended.


We will review transcripts and apply any qualifying credits.

Ready to get started? Apply for free today!

Please Note:
  • The application process takes about 15 minutes to complete and we suggest you use a desktop computer and not a mobile device.
Special Requirements

Meet Amy Lee

Meet Amy Lee Director of Enrollment Management

“We have a diverse range of people who come to SMCC, whether they are looking to attend after graduating high school, a few years out of high school and realize they want to pursue their education, are ready to go back to school or want to change their careers. Whoever you are and whatever your goals are, we are here to help you take the first step towards bettering you future.”

Apply for Financial Aid

Once you have completed your application, we highly encourage you to apply for financial aid which may be available to you as a part-time or full-time student. Grants–which do not have to be paid back–cover tuition and fees for nearly 50% of Maine Community College students. To apply for financial aid, please fill out a FAFSA online by visiting the Federal Student Aid webpage.

Questions? Contact us! or 207-741-5800
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