Maine Transfer Guarantee Program

ME Transfer Guarantee Program

Thomas College and the Maine Transfer Guarantee Program

The Maine Transfer Guarantee is a transfer partnership between the Maine Community College System and participating four-year colleges and universities. Eligible Maine Community College Associate degree graduates are able to transfer seamlessly – admission guaranteed!

The Maine Transfer Guarantee ensures acceptance to Thomas College, and all other participating institutions, for students who meet certain criteria. Students who do not meet the qualifications to apply under the Maine Transfer Guarantee Program are still encouraged to apply through the normal transfer process.

Thomas College will evaluate student transcripts for the “best fit” or intended major and review courses per the official transcript for their degree program. All transfer policies for credit evaluation will be followed.

Students in the Maine Transfer Guarantee Program will engage with Admissions and Registrar staff prior to enrollment at Thomas College to discuss their academic pathway to a bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about Thomas’ diverse curriculum here.

Maine Transfer Guarantee Eligibility
  • Students who have completed, or will complete, their associate’s degree from a public Maine community college
  • Students must meet a minimum college grade point average (GPA) requirement of 2.5 for automatic acceptance
  • Students applying to the Lunder School of Education, for any education major, must meet a minimum college grade point average (GPA) requirement of 3.0 for automatic acceptance
Submit Your Application

Submit your application for undergraduate admission. We accept the Thomas College Application, which takes about ten minutes to complete, or the Common Application. You can choose which one you’d like to complete; both are treated equally in our selection process. International transfer applicants should refer to our international admissions process. Provide supporting documentation. This includes:

  • Official Transcripts (from all high schools and all colleges previously attended)

Begin the Financial Aid Process

When you apply, we’ll automatically consider you for merit-based scholarships. Students seeking financial assistance other than merit-based scholarships should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Thomas College (Title IV code 002052) as an authorized recipient of your information. Applicants will not receive a financial aid package until a course credit evaluation is completed. For more information, please visit our Financial Aid page or contact Jeannine Ross, Executive Director of Student Financial Services.

Find Your Merit Scholarship

We’re committed to making this experience affordable for all students, and we offer a variety of merit scholarships for full-time, undergraduate transfer students as well as our Welcome to Maine Scholarship for students who live outside of Maine:

Name GPA Range Resident Commuter Renewal GPA
Presidential Academic Achievement Award 4.0 $20,000 $15,000 2.75
Summa Cum Laude Scholarship 3.8 – 3.99 $18,000 $13,000 2.75
Magna Cum Laude Scholarship 3.5 – 3.79 $16,000 $12,000 2.5
Cum Laude Scholarship 2.8 – 3.49 $14,000 $10,000 2.5

Transfer student eligibility is based on college transfer GPA at time of acceptance to the College.

Benefits of the Maine Transfer Guarantee
  • No application fee
  • No essay requirement
  • No recommendation letters required
  • Guaranteed admission with a 2.5 college GPA (3.0 for education majors)
Maine Community College Partners
  • Central Maine Community College
  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Kennebec Valley Community College
  • Northern Maine Community College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Washington County Community College
  • York County Community College
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Maine Transfer Guarantee Program