Next Steps for New Nor’easters: What To Do Once You’ve Been Admitted

If you’re reading this blog post, you’ve likely received your acceptance to the University of New England — congrats! We couldn’t be more excited, and we hope you are, too! Take some time to pat yourself on the back and celebrate all of your hard work. Now you may be wondering, what comes next? Let’s chat through next steps so you know exactly what you need to do when you’re ready to make things official.

1. Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Ready to make it official? Submitting your enrollment deposit guarantees your spot in the incoming class. It includes a $300 tuition deposit and $200 campus housing deposit. Once UNE has received your enrollment deposit, you are eligible to complete the Housing and Dining contract to select your roommate and residence hall preferences. After May 1, 2023, enrollment deposits are non-refundable and accepted on a space-available basis.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for all types of financial aid, including grants and scholarships, federal loans and work study, file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). UNE’s school code is 002050. If you have any questions about the financial aid process, you can reach out to our Student Financial Services office via email or phone at (207) 602-2342. We’re here to help!

3. Join the Class of 2027 Facebook Group

We know Facebook may feel a bit outdated, but hear us out — this is just a private group for you, your future classmates, and a few current UNE students. It’s worth joining to connect with fellow incoming students, find your future roommate(s), and learn more about student life.

4. Register for New Nor’easters Accepted Students Day

February 18, 2023 — Portland Campus
Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Pre-Pharmacy Majors

At our Portland Campus Accepted Students Day, you will connect with professors and current students, tour your program’s labs and classrooms, and have the opportunity to meet with financial aid and student life teams, including staff and students ready to answer any housing, orientation, and support questions you may have.

March 25 and April 1, 2023 — Biddeford Campus
All Majors

Our most exciting program of the year for all accepted students! Whether you know for sure you’re a future Nor’easter or you’re still considering your options, our Biddeford Campus Accepted Students Days offer a unique way to explore campus and help with your college decision. The events include classroom experiences, an academic and campus life fair, breakout sessions for financial aid and student services, lunch, student-only tours, and fun activities to get to know your future classmates. You’ll take home some UNE swag, high five our mascot Stormin’ Norman, and maybe even meet your future roommate!

5. Complete Your Housing and Dining Application

Once UNE has received your enrollment deposit, you are eligible to complete the Housing and Dining application. This means you get to fill out roommate matching surveys, choose your residence hall preferences, and decide on your meal plan. Housing assignments are made in priority order based on the date your application is received. Visit to get started on your application.

6. Sign Up for Orientation

Mark your calendar for this can’t-miss event! Orientation is mandatory for all new undergraduate students. It’s an exciting time to make connections and get the important info you’ll need to get started at UNE. You’ll also have a ton of fun with your future classmates! For more information, visit

7. Submit Your Health Forms

Visit to complete and submit the following: Immunization Form, Physical Form, and proof of Health Insurance. This information is due by July 1, 2023.

8. Finalize Your Academic File

First-year students: After you graduate, have an official copy of your final high school transcript sent to UNE. Also send Advanced Placement scores as well as official transcripts for any college classes you have taken for credit.

Transfer students: Submit your official transcripts from each college you have attended. If you have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the college level, please also submit an official secondary school transcript.

Send your final transcripts to: UNE Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME 04005

We’re thrilled to welcome you as a New Nor’easter this fall! As always, please reach out to our Undergraduate Admissions team or your admissions counselor with any questions. We look forward to connecting with you soon!