Make the Grade Student Success Initiative

The University of Maine at Machias is committed to your success and we recognize the challenges many first-year students face in their initial semester. In an effort to increase your academic success and emphasize our continued effort to provide meaningful support to students, we are proud to be a part of the “Make the Grade Student Success Initiative.”

Eligible students, who received one F grade in the Fall 2022 semester as a first-time, first-year student will have the opportunity to repeat a course at no tuition cost for up to 4 credits during the 2023 calendar year. You are not required to repeat the same course that the F grade was earned in, although you should consider doing so to improve your overall GPA.

Program Eligibility and Application Process

Students who are eligible for the Make the Grade Student Success Initiative will be notified individually both via email and a letter sent to the student’s permanent mailing address on file.

You must meet the following criteria to be considered for the opportunity to receive funds to cover a future course:

  1. You were enrolled full-time (12+ credits) during the fall 2022 semester as a first-year student
  2. You were a first-time student in the fall 2022 semester
  3. You earned only one F grade in a course up to 4 credits
  4. You must be enrolled full-time in the semester (Spring 2023 and Fall 2023) you wish to use the award. Full-time enrollment is not required for Summer 2023.
  5. You must complete the online application available starting Friday, December 16, 2022.

The online application will be available below starting Friday, December 16, 2022.

It is a student’s responsibility to complete the application by the deadlines listed below:

    Spring 2023 semester – Friday, January 13, 2023

    Summer 2023 semester – Friday, May 5, 2023

    Fall 2023 semester – Friday, August 25, 2023

Please Note: Once your application is reviewed and approved a Make the Grade Award equal to the cost of the class will be applied to your student bill at the start of the semester.