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Onward Program Application Process

Applying to Onward

Candidates apply directly to the Onward Program. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. In Fall 2014 we will post information about applying to Onward for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Contact Elizabeth Rote ( or call 581-2320 for information or an application packet, or use the files linked below. Click to download the Onward brochure (in PDF format).

Follow these steps, using the materials listed below, to apply to Onward.

or as individual files in text or PDF format:

Once the Onward application is received, candidates are invited to take a placement test to determine if they have the skills necessary to succeed in the Onward program. Those who pass the placement test receive an interview with Onward staff. Through the interview, the candidate and the Onward staff determine if the candidate is a good fit for the program. After the interview, candidates who qualify for the Onward Program are offered admission to the University of Maine though the Onward Program. Those who accept become University of Maine students within Onward.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Onward News

2015 Onward Information Sessions

Dates will be posted in Fall 2014. In the Onward Information Sessions, Onward participants will share their personal experiences as students attending the University of Maine in the Onward Program. Staff will be available to answer questions about financial aid, coursework, work load, and more.Light refreshments will be served. All sessions take place in 125 East Annex on the University of Maine campus. A tour of our facility is included. Reservations are not needed, but are welcome. Call 581-2320 for more information.

Onward 1st year student helps keep veterans warm

Patrick Herbert, a first year Onward student and veteran, has started a coat drive for veterans. Check out the newscast here.

The Onward Program has two new instructors! We welcome Sara Sheppard as our Instructor of Developmental Reading and Writing and Todd Zoroya as our Instructor of Developmental Mathematics. Check out Sara and Todd's pages on the CSP Staff Links.
Have you liked the Onward Program Facebook page yet? Visit us here:

Onward facebook page link

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Contact Information

Onward Program
125 East Annex, University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2320 | Fax: (207) 581-4252E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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