ORONO/MACHIAS — The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias are offering a new online Early College Career Pathways program, and it’s free.
Early College Program Coordinator Kari Suderley said the program allows high school students to take college courses specific to their career interests.
According to Suderley, the Department of Education and UMaine have partnered up to cover the cost.
She said Maine public school and home-schooled students are eligible to take up to 12 credits per year under this.
Suderley said private school students can enroll at a reduced cost.
“What’s really great about this program is that it aligns with the state’s goal in terms of workforce development and providing access to students in Maine opportunities they may not have had in the past,” Suderley said.
Suderley said registration for fall classes is open until Aug. 23, and information regarding applications is available at umaine.edu/earlycollege.