Application Portal Consent Language for Students and Parents


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Language (Optional)

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as Amended, Maine’s Public Universities will not release student grades, schedules, or financial information to parents, or others, unless permission is given by the student. You are encouraged to enter the name of parent(s) or guardian(s) that you wish to grant permission to access your education records (including course grades and payment information). You must also assign a 4 digit personal identification number (PIN) to each person and share that number with them. When your parent or guardian calls the Early College Administrator, they will need to provide their PIN for verification purposes. This authorization will remain in effect until it is revoked in writing.

By signing below, I authorize the appropriate offices or personnel within Maine’s Public Universities for the purpose of monitoring my education, to release information regarding my Educational Records which include: Academic, Financial Aid, Billing, Student Employment and University of Maine System Student Code of Conduct information. I further consent to my Educational Records being released to appropriate administrators of my high school and the Maine Community College System for the purposes of recording grades on my transcripts, managing appropriate tuition reimbursement from the Department of Education (DOE), facilitating course selection, counseling, and reducing duplicate course enrollment.


Student Consent (Mandatory)

By signing below I am acknowledging that I am enrolling in courses I am eligible for. I agree to abide by the guidelines of the Early College Program as well as the University policies and procedures. Each student is responsible for his/her own conduct and agrees to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct while participating in Early College programs. The Student Code of Conduct and Early College guidelines from each campus are provided to inform and educate students about their rights and responsibilities and appropriate community standards of the University. Violation of the Student Code of Conduct is subject to University enforcement and possible sanctions, up to and including dismissal from University programs.

Grades

I understand all grades become a permanent part of my college transcript. The University will provide my grades to my high school so that my courses will also be reflected on my high school transcript. I understand I may request a copy of my university transcript.

Tuition & Fees

I understand that I may be eligible for up to 12 tuition-free credits per academic year (course start date July 1-June 30) between all public institutions (including the University of Maine System and Maine’s Community Colleges) under the Aspirations Program operated by the Maine Department of Education (DOE). I acknowledge that to receive tuition-free credits I must meet minimum eligibility criteria established by the DOE, which includes without limitation being a public high school/secondary school student or qualifying home-schooled student, with approval from the school unit. Students who pay tuition or have a waiver/scholarship to attend any high school are not eligible.

I understand and agree that I shall be responsible for course specific fees and any tuition fees for courses in excess of the 12-credit-limit of the Aspirations Program or for any and all tuition fees if I am not eligible for participation in the Aspirations Program. I understand that the Aspiration Program will only pay for each course one time, so if I choose to repeat a course I shall be responsible for tuition and course specific fees for the repeat course.

Drop/Withdraw from a Course

I understand that I must use the Class Application or Drop/Withdraw Tab in ExplorEC to in order to drop a course within the add/drop period or the course will appear on the college transcript and course specific fees will be incurred.

FERPA

I understand that as an Early College student, I am included in the University’s the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy. My education records (including course grades and payment information) will be kept confidential and will only be shared with my permission or under provisions of the law. My parent(s) or guardian(s) will not be able to access my records unless I complete the FERPA waiver form and assign 4 digit personal identification number (PIN) to each person and share that number with them. By signing below, I authorize the appropriate offices or personnel within Maine’s Public Universities for the purpose of monitoring my education, to release information regarding my Educational Records which include: Academic, Financial Aid, Billing, Student Employment and University of Maine System Student Code of Conduct information. I further consent to my Educational Records being released to appropriate administrators of my high school and the Maine Community College System for the purposes of recording grades on my transcripts, managing appropriate tuition reimbursement from the DOE, facilitating course selection, counseling, and reducing duplicate course enrollment.

Bridge Academy

The following applies only to students participating in the Bridge Academy program:

Bridge Academy students will be responsible for paying a tuition rate of $40 per credit hour as well as books and materials for their courses (unless covered by the high school or a scholarship) There are no course fees for students enrolled in Bridge. Additionally, Bridge Academy students may enroll in up to 13 credits in the Fall semester to accommodate their cohort learning model and a year-long course delivery.


Parent Consent (Mandatory)

I agree to enroll my student in the Early College Program at the University. I understand and agree that my student will abide by the guidelines of the Early College Program as well as the University policies and procedures.

Grades

I understand all grades become a permanent part of the student’s college transcript.

Tuition & Fees

I understand that my student may be eligible for up to 12 tuition-free credits per academic year (course start date July 1-June 30) between all public institutions (including the University of Maine System and Maine’s Community Colleges) under the Aspirations Program operated by the Maine Department of Education (DOE). I acknowledge that to receive tuition-free credits my student must meet minimum eligibility criteria established by DOE, which includes without limitation my student being a public high school/secondary school student or qualifying home-schooled student, with approval from the school unit. Students who pay tuition or have a waiver/scholarship to attend any high school are not eligible. I understand and agree that I or my student shall be responsible for course specific fees and any tuition fees for courses in excess of the 12-credit-limit of the Aspirations Program or for any and all tuition fees if my student is not eligible for participation in the Aspirations Program. I acknowledge that if my student is not successful and chooses to repeat the course, the DOE will not pay for the same course twice and I or my student shall be responsible for the tuition costs incurred for the repeated course.

Drop/Withdraw from a Course

I understand that my student must use the Class Application or Drop/Withdraw Tab in ExplorEC to in order to drop a course within the add/drop period or the course will appear on the college transcript.

FERPA

I understand that my Early College student is included in the University’s the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy. The student’s education records will be kept confidential and will only be shared if the student completes the FERPA waiver form and provides me with the personal identification number (PIN) chosen by the student. If my student completes the FERPA waiver form, I understand I will need to provide the PIN for verification purposes when I call the Early College Administrator.

Bridge Academy

The following applies only to parents with students participating in the Bridge Academy program:

Bridge Academy students will be responsible for paying a tuition rate of $40 per credit hour as well as books and materials for their courses (unless covered by the high school or a scholarship) There are no course fees for students enrolled in Bridge. Additionally, Bridge Academy students may enroll in up to 13 credits in the Fall semester to accommodate their cohort learning model and a year-long course delivery.