High School Opportunities

Early College is an opportunity for high school and home-schooled students who wish to experience a college classroom, explore career options, and earn both high school and college credit at the same time!  Benefits of taking early college courses include potential to complete your degree early, being able to showcase your academic abilities and a lessened workload in your first year.

Click HERE to learn more about YCCC’s Early College Career Exploration Opportunities.



  • Registration is open to Maine high school juniors and seniors.
  • Students must have guidance counselor recommendation as well as parent/guardian approval.
  • Students must meet all course prerequisites
  • Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or be recommended by their school.
  • Exception: A student who does not meet the grade point eligibility requirements, or is a first or second-year student (freshman or sophomore), is eligible to participate if:
      • The student has received a recommendation to participate from the student’s school administration or teacher following an assessment of the student by the school administration; and
      • The student has been approved for participation by YCCC.


  • First, contact your guidance office for advising! With guidance approval, you may register for courses during our open registration period.
  • Open registration usually begins in mid-April for summer and fall terms, and in early November for the spring term.
  • Registration for dual enrollment and concurrent courses can be completed HERE.
  • Registration for courses requires both parent and counselor consent.


    • Students may receive up to 12 college credits/year for FREE!
    • YCCC Reduced Rate*– You may enroll in an additional 6 credits per year at a rate of  $48 per credit and no fees.
    • Additional credits (beyond 18 per year), will be offered at our instate tuition rate of $96 per credit plus fees.
    • Students are responsible for the cost of books and transportation.

Concurrent Enrollment Semester Dates: 2021-22 Academic Year

Admissions at admissions@yccc.edu or 207.216.4409


Embark is a high school-to-college transition program designed to help high school students who are undecided about their future learn more about their college options. Embark offers students individualized encouragement and guidance through the college admissions process and personalized financial aid support.

Embark students who do choose to attend a Maine community college are then eligible for a two-year scholarship and continued personalized support and guidance in college. High schools select students to participate in their senior year and then nominate participants for the scholarship opportunity. The program is offered in over 80 high schools statewide. For more information, ask your high school guidance counselor or contact:

Allyson Grochmal
Director of Admissions