ORONO – The University of Maine is offering a new way for students to get ahead before the fall semester.
The Summer Start Program gives incoming first-year students a chance to take four credits — a three-credit class and a one credit class — to go toward their degree.
After classes for high school seniors ended abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these classes will be an opportunity for students to enroll in courses with other members of the incoming class.
“Over the summer for students who are not able to work because of COVID-19, we wanted to make sure that they stayed engaged and that they could take advantage of the summer to get a good start,” said Monique LaRocque, associate provost for Division of Lifelong Learning.
The online classes start June 22, July 6 and August 3, each running three to six weeks.