Enroll in BUA 123e: JumpStart to succeed in college from day one.

How it works: Using Zoom conferencing, you will complete seven 2-hour weekly classes using both real time video participation and online learning content. In addition, you will have access to academic success coaching from UMA and the opportunity to connect with other Jumpstart participants.

Cost: None! This is a free 1-credit course – designed to help you learn more about the college experience or get a head start on your first year at UMA. If you are coming straight to college from high school, considering higher education to prepare for a career change, or completing your degree after a few years away, this course is for you.

Plus, you will receive a $200 voucher toward the purchase of textbooks for your first semester at UMA when you complete the course.

Topics:  Over the seven weeks, you will cover subjects designed to give you the skills to succeed in college from day one.  Topics will cover: fitting into college life, computer competency, study skills, note taking, time management, test anxiety, information literacy, and career planning. You will also learn to use Brightspace, UMA’s online course platform.

Local Support: With two campuses and eight UMA Centers across Maine, you can get the support you need right in your community to be successful in this course and in all the courses that UMA offers.


Sign-ups for BUA 123e: JumpStart are currently closed.

Please contact UMA Enrollment Services for more information.