Next Steps for New Nor’easters: From Accepted to Enrolled

If you’ve received your letter of admission from the University of New England — congrats! We are excited for you to join our incoming class and look forward to welcoming you to our Nor’easter community. In the meantime, there are a few steps for you to take as you prepare to enroll next fall. Many of these steps have specific deadlines and are required to complete. But don’t worry — we’re here to help whenever you need it!

1. Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Once you’re ready to make it official, submit your enrollment deposit to guarantee your spot in the incoming class. Your enrollment deposit includes a $300 tuition deposit and a $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 June 1, 2024*, all 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®). The 2024/2025 FAFSA is open, and UNE’s school code is 002050. If you have any questions about financial aid, reach out to our Student Financial Services office at or (207) 602-2342.

3. Join the Class of 2028 Facebook Group

This is 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. Attend New Nor’easters Accepted Students Events

Whether you know for sure you’re a future Nor’easter or you’re still considering your options, we have a full lineup of accepted student events that offer a unique way to explore campus and help with your college decision.

New Nor’easters Hockey Night — Biddeford Campus
February 9, 2024
Men’s hockey: UNE vs. Endicott College

New Nor’easters Accepted Students Day – Portland Campus

February 17, 2024  
Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Pre-Pharmacy Majors

New Nor’easters Accepted Students Days – Biddeford Campus
April 6 and 13, 2024
All Majors

New Nor’easters Virtual Series — Online
Online sessions with members of the UNE community on a variety of topics that will help prepare you for next fall. View New Nor’easters events

5. Apply for Housing and a Meal Plan

Once UNE has received your enrollment deposit, you are eligible to complete the Housing and Dining application. This is where you’ll 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. FMI: 

6. Attend Orientation

Mark your calendar for this can’t-miss event! Orientation is required 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! FMI:

7. Complete 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

8. 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, 2024.


We are thrilled to welcome you as a New Nor’easter, and we are here to help every step of the way. If questions come up as you finalize your plans for the fall, please reach out to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions via email at, by phone at (207) 602-2847, or by contacting your admissions counselor directly. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

* This date has been updated since this blog post was originally published. In response to the ongoing delays surrounding the processing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the University of New England extended the enrollment deposit deadline for incoming undergraduate students from May 1 to June 1, 2024. View UNE’s press release for more info.