University of Maine at Augusta plans information sessions for academic programs

5 years ago

HOULTON, Maine — The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) will hold information sessions statewide for several of its innovative academic programs that fulfill workforce needs throughout the state.

In keeping with how UMA delivers its courses at two campuses and eight UMA Centers from Saco to Houlton, the information sessions will be broadcast from the UMA Brunswick Center to multiple locations to allow the maximum number of individuals to participate at a location close to work or home.

Each session will allow attendees to learn more about how UMA serves students statewide, specifics about the academic programs from faculty and students, and the free application process.

Other topics covered will include financial aid and tuition costs including available scholarships for new and transfer students.

Anyone interested in starting or completing a college degree is welcome to attend one or more sessions. These information sessions are especially geared to adults with college credits but no degree, which currently includes approximately 189,000 Mainers (20% of the 25+ population).

“We welcome anyone who wants to explore what makes UMA an attractive option for starting or finishing their college degree,” said Brandy Finck, Associate Vice President for Admission and Student Financial Services. “About half of our new students in fall 2018 were traditional-aged recent high school graduates, but UMA’s average student age is in the mid-30’s. We know how to serve all students, no matter what their age might be, and no matter where they live in Maine.”

UMA is located on two campuses and delivers courses and services at eight outreach Centers located throughout Maine. UMA serves approximately 5,500 students annually, of which two-thirds (63%) are part-time, and 60% are 25 and older. Almost half (43%) are completing the majority of their coursework online, and 21% are taking courses at one of the UMA Centers.

“Community members are often surprised about the number of University courses and degree offerings that are available to enroll in right here from the Houlton Center.”, said Houlton Center Director, Tracy Rockwell. “We encourage all to attend one or several of the information sessions, and to take a tour.”

UMA Information Session Schedule is as follows: Social Sciences/Mental Health and Human Services,  Monday, March 25, 12-12:45 p.m. All locations; CIS Cybersecurity, Monday, March 25, 4-5 p.m., All locations; Business Administration, Wednesday, March 27, 4-5 p.m. All locations, but Rumford; Commercial Drone School, Thursday, March 28, 2:30-3:45 p.m., All locations, but Saco; Education, Wednesday, April 3, noon-12:45 p.m. All locations.

Visit for more info, including directions to each location and a sign up form.