The Academ-e program allows qualified high school students attending Maine public high schools, state-approved independent institutions, GED programs, or private home schools to participate in college courses using online technologies, and includes courses in mathematics, sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences. 
Any Maine 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.  Please note there is a $25 per credit fee for online courses.


Student must:

  • Be a full-time high school student
  • Have recommendation from the high school guidance counselor
  • Have the consent of their parent or guardian
  • Have a B or better academic average or permission from the high school guidance counselor  
  • Be a resident of the state of Maine
  • Meet academic course prerequisites, if any
  • Be attending a state-eligible secondary school or state-approved homeschool

Note: The Department of Education suggests students must maintain a minimum secondary school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent of a “B” average unless the University grants a waiver. Juniors and seniors with a GPA below 3.0 or “B” average may be granted a waiver with the support of the guidance counselor and Early College Coordinator. The Department of Education does allow qualified freshmen and sophomores to access Early College funding through the Aspirations Program. Maine’s Public Universities will follow DOE guidelines, but priority will be given to juniors and seniors.