College Advising and Planning at UMaine Hutchinson Center

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Belfast, Maine —The University of Maine Hutchinson Center offers free college advising to anyone interested in taking the first step toward a college degree as well as those who are continuing their education toward a degree. College advisors can be an invaluable resource, serving as advocates, mentors and guides through the maze of today’s higher education institutions.

The Hutchinson Center provides degree and non-degree programming in a variety of formats including live, online, distance, and hybrid classes. Small class sizes, flexible meeting times, professional and career development opportunities, academic counseling and student support services highlight the mid-coast college experience. Technology support and complete PC and MAC computer labs are also available.

Scholarship opportunities are available for eligible students enrolled in a University of Maine course through the Hutchinson Center. Students who have begun, but not completed their degree may be eligible for Adult Degree Completion scholarships. In addition, Osher scholarships are available for first-time college students, as well as those returning to college from a break of three or more years, covering tuition and books for a one-, three- or four-credit course. All scholarships are need-based and awarded prior to the beginning of the term.

For more information about registration and scholarship opportunities, contact UMaine Hutchinson Center Assistant Director for Student and Academic Services Amy Smith, Monday through Friday at 338.8004; or visit

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s premier public university. It is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 67 countries. It currently enrolls 10,900 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering, and education; master’s degrees in roughly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit

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