Early College Career Pathways

The University of Maine at Machias (UMaine Machias) offers Early College Career Pathways that guide students as they learn about majors and career options. 

Why Complete a Career Pathway?

  • Earn college credits toward your future degree.
  • Receive a certificate which will be noted on your UMaine Machias transcript.
  • Access to a FREE special, fast-track Early College Scholar admissions application.  (Qualifying students will receive a link to this application in early fall of their senior year)
  • Matriculate at UMaine Machias the semester following your high school graduation and get a FREE room for your first year (a $4980 value). (Subject to change based on funding.)
  • Be recognized at Honors Convocation
  • Participate in UMaine Machias Commencement
  • Receive a special cord to be worn at your high school graduation.

Learn more about each pathway offered at UMaine Machias:

*Hybrid- Mix of online and on-campus courses.

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits through UMaine Machias.

It is recommended that students sign up for a pathway before the beginning of their junior year in high school. While some pathways can be earned in 2 or 3 semesters others take at least 4 semesters to complete due to course scheduling constraints.


Our flagship campus, the University of Maine (UMaine), also offers Early College Pathways.

Click here to learn more about UMaine Early College Pathways (External Site).

Early College Pathways Costs