Over 4,000 Maine high school students took college courses at a Maine community college last year, gaining college credit and saving time and money on their college education. Explore this page and learn more about taking a college course.
Early College Programs & Courses
If you are still in high school and looking for opportunities to challenge yourself or prepare for the next stage of your life, check out these programs available through Maine’s community colleges:
Get ready for college: Our Embark program helps high school students who are undecided about their future to learn more about college. Students from participating high schools receive support and guidance and may be eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $2,000 to a Maine community college.
Take a college course: A number of programs are available for qualified Maine high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses at a Maine community college at little or no cost, including dual and concurrent enrollment, and CTE articulation agreements. Check with your local high school or college to see what’s available in your area – and what’s the best fit for you!
Prep for Maine Maritime Academy: An agreement with Maine Maritime Academy enables students who have not yet met all of the Academy’s rigorous academic requirements to complete necessary coursework at a Maine community college and then enroll in the Academy.