Hutchinson Center announces early college opportunities for high school students

Beginning Jan. 22, the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast will offer spring courses for qualified high school students as part of UMaine’s early college programming.

Students and parents are encouraged to contact Allison Small, Early College Programs coordinator, at 581.8004 or to learn more about the application process.

Courses at the Hutchinson Center are small, personal, taught by UMaine faculty and meet general education requirements of the University of Maine System, as well as the majority of colleges nationwide.

Live courses offered for spring 2019 are:

  • BIO 122/123 General Biology/Lab
  • CHY 121/122 General Chemistry I/Lab
  • CMJ 103 Public Speaking
  • ENG 101 College Composition
  • ENG 317 Business and Technical Writing
  • HTY 103 Creating America to 1877
  • MAT 101 The Nature and Language of Mathematics
  • PSY 100 General Psychology
  • PSY 230 Social Psychology
  • THE 117 Fundamentals of Acting

More than 70 courses are available in a variety of formats to qualified students.

Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, tuition will be waived for all qualified high school students to cover up to 12 college credits per year. Priority is given to junior and senior students.

High school students who participate in early college courses are more likely to graduate from high school, attend and persist in college, and achieve tuition savings that can lower student loan debt.