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Join University of Maine System Early College administrators from all of our campuses and special guests in exploring the nuances of our various programs. In this collaborative video series our teams will share their perspectives through panels, presentations, and interviews with subject matter experts and industry insiders.

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Video Series Links

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – Transferability of Early College Courses (External Link)
Early College Advising & Student Success Coordinator, Christy Alley provides an overview of the transferability of Early College courses, and how different institutions accept Early College courses.
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – Early College Grades and Transcripts (External Link)
Early College Advising & Student Success Coordinator, Christy Alley provides an overview of how Early College students can access both their grades and transcripts.
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 – Fall 2024 Opens Friday, April 5 (External Link)
Join Jamie Whittemore and Allison Drinkwater for an application process overview, important deadline information for Fall 2024, and pre-Summer reminders. For more information on submitting an application in ExplorEC, please visit
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – All About AP4ME (External Link)
AP4ME & Early College Coordinator Jamie Whittemore provides an overview of the AP4ME program and introduces a new course for the 2024/2025 academic year. For more information about the AP4ME program, please visit
Thursday, March 7, 2024 – Advising “At Risk” Early College Students (External Link)
Join Christine Knight (UMA), Patricia Nickerson (USM), Seth Ordway (UM), and Jaime Spadea (UMA) in a panel discussion on “Advising At-Risk Early College Students” and how a few of our campuses handle those situations to help mitigate negative student outcomes.
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – Communicating at the College Level (External Link)
Join Jamie Whittemore, Kari Suderley, and Kirsten Petroska to talk through the basics of FERPA, communicating at the college level, and who to contact when you have questions/concerns.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 – Role Highlight: The Concurrent Enrollment Instructor (External Link)
A conversation between veteran Concurrent Enrollment Instructor, Michelle Macdonald, and UMA’s Director of Early College, Christine Knight, discussing the role that Concurrent Enrollment Instructors play in Early College, the work they do, and the resources available to them as they learn how to navigate the program.
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 – Preparing for Your Early College Course (External Link)
UMA Early College Counselor, Jaime Spadea, and Associate Director of Educational Partnerships for the University of Southern Maine (USM), Patty Nickerson, discuss strategies for students preparing to begin Early College course(s).
Spring 2024 classes (on campus/online) begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2024!
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 – Philosophies of Early College (External Link)
A conversation between Director of Early College Partnerships at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), Kirsten Petroska, and Director of Early College for the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), Christine Knight, for a discussion about the different philosophies of Early College throughout the University of Maine System.
Wednesday, December 20, 2023 – Introducing CrEDit Talks with Early College (External Link)
Join the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) Director of Early College, Christine Knight, for this introduction and overview video.