Registration for both summer and fall semesters opens at University College on March 19th and continues until those semesters begin. No money is due during this pre-registration period. Current and new students may choose from hundreds of university courses that lead to the completion of full associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Course schedules are available at learn.maine.edu. Students may take just one class, or attend full-time and take four classes, depending on what best fits into their lifestyles. Financial aid is available for all levels of participation. Courses are taught face-to-face, online, through interactive television and videoconference.
Free academic advising is available with professional staff at University College. Scholarship support is also available for first-time students as well as those with more than 30 college credits returning to complete a bachelor’s degree.
“We can help any motivated student find the right balance and work towards completion of a college degree,” said University College at Rockland’s Center Director, Deborah Meehan.
According to Meehan there is a significant wage gap between those with a college degree and those without.
“College-educated not only have higher earnings than people without degrees, they are also more likely to have health and retirement benefits with their jobs, and they are far less likely to be unemployed,” added Meehan. “We will support anyone at whatever stage to create a plan to get that college degree.”