Early College – Apply Today!


Any student attending high school or being home-schooled in Maine is eligible to take Early College courses at UMM, but priority is given to juniors and seniors.

How to Apply

To register for Early College courses at the University of Maine at Machias you will need to create an account on the ExplorEC Portal at explorec.maine.edu. ExplorEC is designed to facilitate development of networks between the high schools and the universities, making it easier for students to sign up for Early College classes and expedite data collection.  ExplorEC will help our universities and high schools work together seamlessly to provide a bridge to better serve students, parents, teachers, college faculty, and EC administrators.

Step 1:

Go to the ExplorEC Portal at explorec.maine.edu/students/ . Returning students login to your account. New students set up a new account.

Step 2:

  • Click “apply for classes”
  • Select “UMM campus”
  • Hit “search” button

Step 3:

Once all desired courses are added, you will review and complete the FERPA release form, then sign to submit your registration form.
Note: Commonly missed items:

  • email address for a parent or guardian.
  • email address for your high school counselor.
Register or Login to ExplorEC Portal Additional ExplorEC Portal Tutorials

For additional questions about Early College at the University of Maine at Machias please contact:
Christy Alley
Director of Early College
Phone: 207.255.1268
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