College Ready. College Proven.
UMA’s statewide presence and institutional mission of access uniquely position the Office of Early College (OEC) to meet students where they are. With campuses in both Augusta and Bangor, 30 sites & centers in communities across Maine and a robust offering of online courses, where you live matter less than your desire to get a head start. Learn about UMA’s Early College programs below, or download our printable PDF.
Summer 2021 Course Highlight
Personal Financial Planning | BUA 151
This course will be taught fully online by Professor David Leach that runs from 5/10 – 7/12. “This is a ten-week, life changing course which provides the essential information on must-know financial topics for young adults,” Students may use Aspirations* funding for this course, there are no course fees and the textbook will be open source materials provided on Brightspace.
* Aspirations funding available for those students who haven’t already met their yearly cap of 12 credits.
Aspirations provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses at Maine’s Public Universities that take place on a college campus or online. Courses are taught by a college professor and include high school and college students.
The Bridge Academy capitalizes on the high graduation rate of high school students enrolled in CTE courses by adding college level courses to their programming to produce a high school graduate that has up to 24 college credits and real-world credentials. This approach demonstrates the relevance (to students) of college level academics to the success of a technical career pathway. Layered into the program at every level is mentoring, creating an atmosphere of success. Information from Bridge Academy Maine.
Dual enrollment (also referred to as concurrent enrollment) includes courses taught by college-approved high school teachers on the high school campus. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment. Dual enrollment also facilitates close collaboration between high school teachers and college faculty that fosters alignment of secondary and postsecondary curricula. Information from The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.