Early College for ME

We help you explore community college and beyond.

Early College for ME serves Maine students beginning in their junior year of high school and continuing through their second year of community college. Available for students at 77 Maine high schools, ECforME offers—

  • The chance to take a college course in the senior year of high school (for free)
  • Help with applying to college and completing financial aid forms
  • Support and advising in high school and college
  • Scholarships to a Maine community college (up to $2,000 over 2 years)

Our Mission

To encourage and empower Maine students who need additional support as they transition from high school to college and to connect them to the academic, personal, and financial resources they need for success in and beyond community college.

If you’re a sophomore or junior starting to think about (wonder about) (worry about) what you might do after you graduate from high school, check out the Early College for ME program at Maine’s community colleges.

Take a look at what ECforME has to offer and what others have to say. If you’re interested in learning more, check with your guidance counselor or contact an ECforME staff member. Don’t know where to start? For more information, contact us.

Maine’s community colleges offer hundreds of programs designed to provide a real education for real life. Learn what they can offer you »

“The support ECforME has given me has really helped me transition into college and to know I do not have to do it alone.”