Get ready for college: Embark

We help you explore community college and beyond.

Embark is a high-school-to-college transition program designed for high school students who are unsure about what comes next.

Enrolling in this program is a great way to explore the benefits of a community college education. Your Embark advisor will meet you at your high school and guide you to the academic, personal, and financial resources you need for success in and beyond community college.

Available for students at over 80 Maine high schools, Embark offers:

  • Personalized encouragement and advising in high school and college
  • Guidance through the college application and financial aid processes
  • The chance to take a college course in the senior year of high school (at no cost)
  • For selected scholarship recipients:
    — Continued support and guidance at a Maine community college
    — A scholarship to a Maine community college (up to $2,000 over 2 years)

Since 2003, Embark (formerly Early College for ME) students have been more likely to both return for their second year and graduate on time than typical community college students. Embark serves Maine students beginning in their junior year of high school and continuing through their second year of community college.

If you’re interested in learning more, check with your guidance counselor or contact an Embark staff member. Don’t know where to start? For more information, contact us.

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