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How It Works

Who Is Eligible?
Students are selected by their high school, during the junior year, to participate in Early College for ME. If you are interested, check with your high school guidance officer.

To be selected, a student must be

1. A junior in good standing and a responsible member of
    the school community;

2. A Maine resident for at least one year before entering the
    first year at a Maine community college;

3. Upon acceptance into college, able to attend college full
    time (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) for
    consecutive semesters in a program of study; and

4. Capable of succeeding in college but having no plans yet
    for college.

In addition, schools may also take into consideration your financial need and whether you would be the first member of your family to attend college.

How to Apply
Once selected, interested students fill out the quick and easy application and have it signed by their parent or guardian. The Early College for ME application serves as the student’s scholarship and early college course application.

[ECforME] kicked me into gear and let me know I wouldn't be alone and I can do this.”

:: Student


[ECforME] helps me better understand what I need to do to be successful in college.

:: Student


I love everythingthe support, the push, the advice.

:: Student

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