AIO offers a limited number of rising juniors and seniors the option of taking the first advanced session of the summer as a 4-credit oceanography course (ENV 103) through the Early College Program at the University of Maine Machias. This is a graded course, based on the UMM grading system. The cost of the credits was $533 in 2022 and is yet to be announced by UMM for 2023 (though in past years, the cost has only gone up a few dollars). This amount is over and above the AIO tuition and will be billed by UMM after you create an account for payment and transcripts. The AIO tuition for that session includes a $100 registration fee which is non refundable after May 1. You'll receive a link in the spring to create an account at UMM and will receive a bill directly from the University. Beside participation in the existing AIO program, you will be expected to attend some additional labs, lectures and be given an end of session lab practical and final exam. You have until Tuesday of the first week at noon to drop the course and monies paid for the credits will be refunded.