High School to College Partnerships
Central Maine Community College encourages students in high school to pursue college credit while still enrolled in high school! The College has many advanced credit agreements with high schools and career technical education centers both in Maine and in several other New England states.
On Course for College Program
The On Course for College Program is a fall and spring semester academic enrichment program for qualified high school juniors in their spring term and seniors to enroll in college courses at CMCC. CMCC will waive the cost of tuition; the applicant is responsible for paying only fees and the cost of textbook(s) for the selected course(s). Students are allowed to take one or two courses (3 to 6 credits) per academic year; this program is not available during the summer session. The program is intended to provide students with the opportunity to supplement but not detract from their high school progress. Awarding high school credit for college work is at the discretion of the student’s high school.
To apply for the On Course for College program, students should complete the application.
Early College for ME
The Early College for ME program is designed to help high school students who are undecided about their future learn more about college. Participants from over 70 Maine high schools receive academic support and guidance and are eligible to enroll in college classes while in high school. Participants are also eligible for scholarships of up to $2,000 to a Maine community college.
Tech prep advanced placement credit
Central Maine Community College has formal, written agreements with a growing list of Maine and New England high schools and career technical education centers to award credit for course work that has been reviewed and approved by both high school and CMCC faculty representatives. Each agreement has specific conditions in terms of required competencies, credit hours and effective dates. Interested students should contact the CMCC Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and/or their high school guidance counselors for complete details. For a listing of schools participating that have agreements with CMCC, please go to the CMCC College Catalog.