Early College for International Students

The University of Maine at Machias seeks to provide greater access to early college opportunities for qualified international high school students.  Students that complete an early college course will have grades placed on an official UMaine Machias transcript.

International students attending United States high schools should follow the process here.

International students living abroad (non-US) need to complete an application through the Office of International Programs. 

Step 1:  Complete the application here.

Step 2:  School counselors will need to complete the approval form here.

Important Financial Information

Tuition is charged at a special reduced Early College rate of $138.25/credit hour for up to 12 credits per year.  This is a significant discount as our 2021-2022 international tuition rate is $540 per/credit hour.  Students are responsible for textbooks.  Textbooks can be purchased online through our online campus bookstore or from a store of your choosing.  Students have the choice of buying or renting textbooks or e-books.

**For billing purposes the academic year runs from July 1st to June 30th.  Students who choose to take more than 12 credits or students who go over their 12 credits will be charged the regular out-of-state tuition rate of $540/credit hour.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of the number of credits they are taking per year.  

Need Support?

If an international student is looking for guidance or support around specific issues such as advising, admissions, or immigration, please contact the Office of International Programs.

Phone: (207) 581–3437

E-mail: umm.international@maine.edu

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (Eastern Standard Time)