UMaine Hutchinson Center announces winter early college opportunities for high school students

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Belfast, Maine — Beginning in January, the University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer courses suitable for qualified high school students as part of UMaine’s early college programming.


Students and parents are encouraged to contact early college coordinator,  Allison Small at 207.338.8004, to learn more about the application process.

Eligible high school students are able to take up to 12 credits/year- tuition free.


Courses at the Hutchinson Center are small, personal, taught by UMaine faculty and meet general education requirements of the University of Maine System, as well as the majority of colleges nationwide. Early college courses offerings for spring 2019:


Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, tuition will be waived for all qualified high school students to cover full tuition for up to 12 college credits per year. Priority is given to junior and senior students.

High school students who participate in early college courses are more likely to graduate from high school, attend and persist in college and achieve tuition savings that can lower student loan debt.


About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master's degrees in 85 fields; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit

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