High School Students May Take Summer and Fall Tuition Free Courses at UMA Rockland

Local high school students are welcome to enroll tuition free in an array of courses for both summer and fall at UMA Rockland. Known as High School Aspirations, these students earn credit for both high school requirements and the beginnings of a college transcript.

The University of Maine System and the Maine Department of Education are partners in waiving tuition for all qualified high school students.

High school students most often enroll in courses which meet general education requirements so they will transfer into institutions of higher education no matter the student's path.  According to UMA Rockland Director, Deborah Meehan, students at that location typically enroll in the following academic areas: English, math, biology, psychology, communications and history.  Meehan noted that UMA Rockland serves more than 50 local high school students in a given semester.

"Although we prefer for these students to take in-person classes, there are many distance education classes, including online, for which they are eligible."  Meehan says despite all of the options, attending classes in real time with other University students offers the best experience."

She noted that these high school students form relationships with other college students and University faculty which are valuable in their development.

Registration for the program is quite simple. More information is available online at https://www.uma.edu/admission/hsa/

Registration is open now for early college enrollment for both summer and fall semesters at UMA Rockland. The first Summer Session begins May 20th.

For more information, or to set up an academic planning appointment, contact UMA Rockland at 596-6906.




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