Early College Opportunities for Maine Students

Maine Department of Education logo - blackEducation research, both nationally and in Maine, shows that high school students who have the chance to enroll in early college courses during high school are more likely to graduate, be admitted to college, and follow through and earn a degree. As a result, they’re more likely to be prepared to succeed in careers.

The Maine Department of Education is coordinating efforts to assess the early college opportunities available to Maine students and find ways to make such opportunities more widely available with the hope that many students will be able to earn associate’s degrees within a year of completing high school.

Gov. Paul LePage issued an executive order on July 26, 2011, establishing the 19-member Task Force on Early Postsecondary Education Opportunities. (click the logo above to take you to the webpage for more information)


Any high school student who wishes to take a course with the University of Maine must complete the Aspirations or Academ-e application process to be considered for enrollment.