Welcome to the Maine Educational Opportunity Center Website!

Welcome to the Maine Educational Opportunity Center Website. We are a federally funded program that works with adults to assist them in going on to college. This website was built to provide some basic information about the services we provide, and how to access them.

For those interested in attending one of our workshops, please check out the two workshop related pages, Workshops and Workshop Schedule. These contain both descriptions of our workshops and the next workshops in your area.

New Feature: If you would like to register yourself for a MEOC workshop, go to the workshop schedules sectionand click on the workshop you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-281-3703.

For others who might be curious about the site, please feel free to check out any of the other pages, and feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!

Mind set Lists – This year’s Freshman Class, and a little about the Faculty, too!

One of the skills every college student needs to learn is how to relate with their classmates. This can be a challenge for everyone, but for adult students going back to college, sometimes it can seem a little insurmountable! This can be true for professor’s as well, which was the prompt for the mind-set list put out by Beloit College. Each year, they produce a list that highlights things that are true for most of this year’s traditional aged students. Continue reading

Transition to College

All around the country, students are starting to get ready to go to college in the fall. Some are going for the first time, recent graduates from high school. Others are returning to college after some time away. Some are confident, sure that they are perfectly ready to hit the ground running. Others are mildly terrified. Most students, however, fall somewhere in between, and waffle from scared to excited from minute to minute. There are a million articles out there about preparing to college, but this one from a counselor in Cleveland has some particularly good advice.

You should definitely check out the whole article, but a few points to highlight include:

  • Network and interact with a wide variety of people.
  • Seek out a mentor to assist with the transition to college. Limit advice from those who never set foot on a campus for the college experience.
  • Use college counselors to stay on track.

Nobody gets through college all on their own! Create your own network of friends and mentors, who can help you succeed.

One place to start is with Student Support Services, a TRIO program available at many colleges. Not sure if your college has TRIO? The Maine Educational Opportunity Association has a list of all TRIO programs in Maine. Would you like an introduction? Your MEOC advisor would be happy to help you find out, just ask!

Good luck!