Steps to Apply to SMCC
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
- 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)
- 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? Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@smccME.edu 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:
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
Ready to get started? Apply for free today!
- The application process takes about 15 minutes to complete and we suggest you use a desktop computer and not a mobile device.
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.”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.