College Next, the free education program that prepares adults for college, welcomes new registrants. Classes begin Sept. 7 and finish Dec. 7. During this course, students learn everything they need to do well in college: how to study, manage their time, get financial aid, take tests and navigate the college world. Instruction also includes mathematics, writing and grammar, and the computer skills needed for college classes. Students completing this course earn three college credits from University of Maine at Augusta.

The program is suited for students who are entering college for the first time or returning to college to finish up a degree. Because class size is small, students find the support and academic help they need from instructors and fellow students. All classes are held on campus at University College at Rockland from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday for 13 weeks. For more information about this Maine College Transitions program, or to register, call or text 691-5751, or email