To participate in the Early Study Aspirations program, students must be:

  • High school students or home-schooled students
  • Maine residents
  • Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors who have not reached 20 years of age before the start of the school year. The school year is defined as starting on July 1st and ending on the following June 30th.

Note: These criteria exclude any student who has graduated (received a diploma) prior to enrollment in the postsecondary course.

For advanced courses or courses with prerequisites, additional information may be requested and required of students, including verification that course prerequisites have been met, student transcript, standardized test scores, placement test, and discussions with appropriate stakeholders (i.e. faculty, Early College Coordinator, school counselor, parent, and student).