Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine, tuition is waived for all qualified high school students in Maine to cover full tuition for up to 12 college credits per year at the University of Maine, the state’s flagship public university. Eligible students are able to earn college credit while still in high school.
Starting January 21, 2020, the University of Maine will offer over 100 online and campus-based spring courses suitable for qualified high school students.
Classes are taught by world-class UMaine faculty and meet general education requirements of the University of Maine System, as well as the majority of colleges nationwide. Students across the state will benefit from the flexibility and variety of live (in Belfast and Orono) and online early college courses offered this spring.
The University of Maine has a long history of being a leader in supporting Early College programming. UMaine’s signature online program, Academ-e, launched over 15 years ago.
Registration is online at explorec.maine.edu. Interested students and parents are encouraged to contact Allison Small, early college programs coordinator, by calling (207) 581-8004 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the application process.