For prospective students 19 or older who are planning to go to college but don’t know where to start, the Lincoln County College Connection (TLC3) could be the solution. TLC3 provides one-on-one counseling, mentoring and academic support to help students successfully move on to college, earn a degree and/or decide on a career.

TLC3 gives students support from start to finish with free academic courses to prepare for the college placement tests (Accuplacers), free career counseling and decision-making with a personal college coach to help and free college visits and tours. TLC3 councilors will follow up and support students to ensure continued success after enrollment.

TLC3 offers flexible, part-time schedules and locations. Both morning and evening courses and learning center times are offered in Damariscotta, Waldoboro, Wiscasset and Boothbay Harbor, with ongoing personalized advising and support. The program will walk students through getting the money needed to attend college. College coaches will help students fill out financial aid forms and assist with every step of the college admission’s process.

Visit Central Lincoln County Adult Education’s website ( and/or call 563-2811 for more information and to register, or stop by the office in Pine Grove Plaza in Damariscotta. Students are currently being registered for the fall 2021 semester. Classes begin the week of Sept. 20.