Early College Opportunities for Maine Students

Education 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 University of Maine is synonymous with innovative approaches to education. UMaine is proud to be the first Maine System college to recognize the crucial importance of Early College Programs for the state’s high school students aspiring to attend college. Early College means earning college credits while still enrolled in high school at NO tuition cost to the student. It is possible for an Early College student to matriculate into college with over 20 earned credits, which also lessens the amount of time the student will be in college. Nationally, the demand for Early College programs is rapidly increasing, proving that UMaine has again been the trend setter with the creation of the Academ-e program and the UMaine Aspirations program.

Any high school student who wishes to take a course with the University of Maine must complete the Early College application to be considered for enrollment.