UMaine Hutchinson Center announces Early College opportunities for high school students

Belfast, Maine –Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the University of Maine System, funding is available to qualified students to cover full tuition for up to 12 college credits per year.  Aspirations funding is available to high school students on a first-come-first-served basis.  Interested students and parents are encouraged to contact Academic Advisor Amy Smith, 207.338.8004, to learn more about the application process. Registration is open now.

Courses at the Hutchinson Center are small, personal and meet most general education requirements of all University of Maine System campuses, as well as the majority of college’s nationwide. Early College courses offered Spring 2018:

ENG 101 – College Composition

3 CR., Tuesday 5:30-8:00 p.m.


HTY 104 – the United States Since 1877

3 CR., Tuesday 5:30-8:00 p.m.


ENG 205- Creative Writing

3 CR., Tuesday 6:00-8:30 p.m.


BIO 222/223 Biology- The Living Science

4 CR., T/TH 5:30-8:00 p.m.


CHY 121/123- General Chemistry 1

4 CR., T/TH 5:30-8:00 p.m.


PSY100- General Psychology

3 CR., Thursday 5:30-8:00 p.m.


CMJ 103 Public Speaking

3 CR., Monday 4:00-6:30 p.m.


THE 117- Fundamentals of Acting

3 CR., Monday 6:45-9:15 p.m.


For additional information contact Amy Smith, 338.8004,


About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 30 doctoral degrees and 80 master’s degrees; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit