AP4ME logoState-Wide Access to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

AP4ME offers Maine high school students throughout the state the opportunity to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses completely online, regardless of where they live or their school’s ability to support AP courses.

Students must apply for and be approved by both parent/guardian and high school (HS) counselor to enroll in AP4ME courses via ExplorEC, the Early College portal to Maine’s Public Universities.

To view and apply for AP4ME classes in ExplorEC (external site) students should use the “Course Search at Maine’s Public Universities” page and apply the following dropdown menu filters:

  • Select Term: Fall 2023
  • Select Campus: University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI)
  • Select Subject(s): (AP) Advanced Placement

Student Eligibility

All Maine high school students are eligible to enroll in a maximum of two AP4ME courses per academic year. Homeschool students registered with the Maine Department of Education may also participate in AP4ME classes (up to two courses per academic year).

Important Note

Students are not awarded University of Maine System credit as a result of AP4ME course participation. For students to receive CollegeBoard “credit” for their course, students must complete the AP Exam. AP4ME does not arrange exam dates or provide financial support for fees associated with AP exams.

For more information regarding AP4ME please email ap4me@maine.edu, or contact Jamie Whittemore by phone at 207-572-6592.

AP4ME Policies & Procedures

AP4ME Course Descriptions

2023/2024 AP4ME Academic Calendar

Additional academic year information will be available before the start of classes.

DateAcademic Event, Deadline or Period
April 7 – September 1Application/Registration Period
September 4 – September 8Account Activations & Access Troubleshooting
Monday, September 11First Day of Classes
Wednesday, October 4Preferred AP Exam Ordering Deadline (College Board – External Link)
Friday, November 10Last day of Quarter 1 (Q1)
Wednesday, November 15Final AP Exam Ordering Deadline (College Board – External Link)
Friday, November 17Q1 Grade Reporting Day
Thursday, November 23 + Friday, November 24Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 22 – Monday, January 1Winter Break (Classes Resume Tuesday, January 2)
Friday, January 19Last Day of Quarter 2 (Q2)
Friday, February 2Q2 Grade Reporting Day
Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23Spring Break #1
Friday, March 22Last Day of Quarter 3 (Q3)
Friday, March 29Q3 Grade Reporting Day
Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19Spring Break #2
Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10AP Exam Week #1
Monday, May 13 – Friday, May 17AP Exam Week #2
Friday, May 24Last Day of Quarter 4 (Q4)
Friday, May 31Q4 & Final Grade Reporting Day