Welcome to Early College Programs at the University of Maine

What is Early College?

The Early College Program allows students to take college courses while they are still in high school. Students can take these courses either tuition-free or at a reduced early college rate. Please see our Apply page or FAQs for more information.

Meet UMaine Early College at Accepted Student Days

Our Accepted Student Day programs are the perfect opportunity for attendees to expand their understanding of UMaine, and all that their future academic programs have to offer. These programs are for new students (first-year and transfer) starting in Fall 2023. The UMaine Early College team will be available to answer any questions you have. For more information please go to the Accepted Student Days page

March 25, April 15, and April 22

Early College in the News

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“Early College at UMaine was a valuable opportunity to advance my education and gain insight into how college classes compare to high school classes. I feel lucky to have been told about the program, and I plan to take more Early College classes later in my high school career.” – Liam

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“The connections I have built with my professors and the knowledge I have gained within this year of Early College has primed me as a student, human being, and forever learner. These programs provide families of lower-income students with great passion and schools of interest with life-changing and barrier-breaking opportunities.” – Sophie