Southern Maine Community College

Steps to Apply to SMCC

Want to apply to SMCC? We think that's a great idea too.

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

Have you heard about the Free College Scholarship?

SMCC is offering free tuition to high school graduates (or equivalent) from 2020, 2021, and 2022 or those who will graduate in 2023. To learn more, visit our Free College webpage.

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
    • You must have your official transcript(s) sent from your previous college(s)
  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
    • Final high school transcript with GPA listed

Don’t have any of these items available? Visit our Placement webpage to set up the free Accuplacer test.

Please submit these items by:

Secure File Transfer: Click here for secure document upload
Fax: 207-741-5760
Mail: 2 Fort Rd, South Portland, ME 04106

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.

A Note About Immunizations

You will need to submit proof of your Diphtheria/Tetanus, Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunizations before you attend any classes or activities at SMCC. To learn more, visit our Immunizations webpage.

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 your 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.

Title IX Policies and Information

SMCC is one of seven colleges in the Maine Community College System. The financial statements for the System, together with the annual audit report, are available upon request. Send inquiries to

Questions? Contact us! or 207-741-5800
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