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Onward Courses, Labs and Degree Credit - Degree Credit

How many University credits can students earn in their first year in Onward? It depends on a number of factors. The chart below explains:

Course Fall Spring
Composition ONE 12
Students who earn an A in ONE 12 and ONR 12 and receive a positive review of their portfolios can earn 3 “transfer credits” for ENG 101 (no grade for ENG 101).
ENG 101 (Onward)
Students who successfully complete Onward ENG 101 will earn 3 degree credits.
Reading ONR 12
Students can take CLEP Exam to earn 3 credits for HTY 103. See CLEP Exam page for more information.
Students who earn the 3 transfer credits for ENG101 in the Fall will not have to take ENG 101 in the spring. They may choose to take up to 6 credits in University courses outside Onward in English or Humanities.
Biology & Zoology ONS 11 (Biology)
Students can earn 4 “credits by examination” by successfully completing the BIO 100 final exam at end of the Onward course.
ONS 14 (Zoology)
Students can earn 4 “credits by examination” for successful completion of ONS 11 Biology and ONS 14 Zoology (C or higher) and successful completion of the final exam for BIO 222.
Chemistry ONS 12 (Chemistry)
Students can waive ONS 12 Chemistry by passing the Chemistry Final in the fall. Those who can waive ONS 12 can take 3-4 credits of University science courses outside Onward with advisor approval.
Mathematics MAT 111 (Onward)
Students earn 3 credits for successful completion of this course.
MAT 111 (Onward)
Students earn 3 credits for successful completion of this course.
Orientation ONO 100
Students earn 1 credit for successful completion of this course.

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Onward Program
125 East Annex, University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2320 | Fax: (207) 581-4252E-mail: csp@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865