UMaine: Free Early College Summer Courses for Qualified H.S. Students

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

Starting May 14, the University of Maine will offer summer courses suitable for rising high school juniors and seniors. Early college courses are available at the University of Maine campus in Orono, the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, and online. 

Interested students and parents should contact academic adviser Amy Smith at 207.338.8004 or amy.m.smith@maine.edu to learn more about the application process. 

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 around the state will benefit from the flexibility and variety of live and online early college courses offered this summer. 

Courses are condensed to a six-week format beginning May 14 or June 25, and include topics in art history, astronomy, Canadian studies, child development and family relations, communication and journalism, English, food science and human nutrition, geography, history, leadership studies, mathematics, Maine studies, peace studies, political science, psychology, Spanish, statistics, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.