WABI, WVII cover Early College orientation for high school students 

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered Early College orientation at the University of Maine. More than 300 high school students from 120 schools are getting a head start on higher education at UMaine this fall, WABI reported. Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and UMaine, tuition is waived for all qualified high school students in the state to cover full tuition for up to six credits per semester and 12 college credits per year. “I just talked to a student who is going to study microeconomics, and another one who is taking pre-calculus. They can do some things that might be new to them to help them think about what their future could look like through higher education,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. Orientation included a guided tour for students and their parents, as well as the opportunity to meet professors, the report states.