Early College

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UMaine, UMaine Machias offering free early college online career pathway program

The University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, are offering new online Early College Career Pathways. Designed to introduce high school students to higher education and careers of interest, Early College Career Pathways are typically 15 credits or five courses that allow students to make progress toward a university […]

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Expanding Early College program adds new certificates, scholarships

Enrollment has surged in the Early College program at the University of Maine at Machias amid an expansion that includes seven new certificate pathways and increased scholarship opportunities in response to workforce needs in the region and the state. The program, which allows high school students to earn college credits at UMM, has seen an […]

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UMM, UMaine offer early college fall courses for high school students

Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, tuition is waived for all qualified public high school students in the state for as many as 12 college credits per year at the University of Maine or at the University of Maine at Machias. In addition, a reduced tuition […]

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BDN reports on grant funding for Early College

UMM’s Early College program was one of four recipients awarded a MaineSpark grant for innovative education initiatives, the Bangor Daily News has reported. Program director Christy Alley was awarded $5,000 to support the launch of Early College Summer Institutes for high school students. Summer progamming was suspended in 2020 due to COVID-19, but Alley will […]

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UMM Early College to launch summer institutes for high school students

A pilot program set to launch at the University of Maine at Machias this summer will give high school students an opportunity to preview college life and explore a potential degree pathway during a four-day stay on campus. The Early College Summer Institute, an initiative of UMM’s Early College program, will be offered July 8–11. […]

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