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Logo for ExplorEC: Early College at Maine's Public UniversitiesEarly College (or dual enrollment) refers to all programs in which high school students enroll in college courses. Students earn both college and high school credit when they successfully complete the course. High school students who enroll in early college courses are more likely to enroll in college, have higher grades, and have a better chance of earning a college degree.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment includes courses taught by college-approved high school teachers at the student’s high school.


Students enroll in courses that take place on a college campus or online along with other college students.

Bridge Academy

The Bridge Academy adds college level courses to Career and Technical Education programming. For more information visit Bridge Academy Maine.

Qualified concurrent and Aspirations students may earn up to 12 free credit hours per year (July 1-June 30). Concurrent and Aspirations programs are supported, in part, by the Maine Department of Education.

Bridge Year students may earn up to 25+ credits, at a cost of $40 per credit. 

To learn more about our revised academic eligibility policy for Early College download our Student Access PDF.


Early College Covid Vaccine Requirement

Early College Vaccine Requirement Information The University of Maine System will require COVID-19 vaccination of all students, including Early College students, engaged in courses that take place at a University campus. Students who verify their... Read More

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