The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free workshops entitled "Essentials of College Planning" for adults 19 and older at the following times and locations:

University College Rockland, 91 Camden St, Mondays, Jan. 4, 11 and 25 at 9 a.m.

Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave, Belfast, Tuesdays,Jan. 12, 19 and 26 at 9 a.m.

The workshop outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills, and lasts approximately two to three hours. Pre-registration is required.

To register or for more information, call 800-281-3703 or visit online at http://meoc.maine.edu.