Now is the time for prospective students to begin preparing for upcoming spring semester classes, which begin in January.

Although registration starts in November, individuals can begin now to learn more about academic degree programs, financial aid opportunities, to identify courses they may need to begin college work, and to meet with an advisor to develop their personalized education goals.

This January, University College will offer more than 400 courses leading to dozens of degree and certificate programs from the University of Maine System campuses. Courses in education, mental health and human services, business, nursing, library science, counseling, and the liberal arts can be completed locally at the center and online.

University College advisors assist students with financial aid applications, course registrations, book orders, computer access, and more. Financial aid is available for qualified students, as are university scholarships.

For more information about programs and courses, please contact University College at Rockland at 800-286-1594or visit to learn more.