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Early College Credits

Early College Credits at Gorham High School

Students are eligible for up to 12 credits per year (July 1-June 30) through the Early Studies Programs in the University of Maine System and Maine Community College System. Additional early studies options are available through Husson University, St. Joseph’s College and University of New England. Students should discuss their options for this early studies program with their school counselor. Transportation, books and fees are the responsibility of the student.

In this dual enrollment course, students have the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion. Students must register each semester through ExplorEC in order to be approved for the early college credits associated with this course.


Special Agreement with the University of Southern Maine 

In March of 2020, Gorham High School and the University of Southern Maine announced a new partnership that enables GHS students to earn a full year of college credit by the time they graduate from high school. The pathways are in:
  • Law or Liberal Arts
  • Engineering
  • Nursing and Health Sciences
During the 2021-2022 academic year, 195 GHS students earned 1442.5 credits.  At the current rate of $288 per credit (not including fees), Gorham students saved $415,440!  
Any GHS student who wishes to learn more about early-college opportunities should make an appointment with their school counselor to sign up.
WMTW highlighted this new partnership below: