“I didn’t have a stellar GPA when I dropped out, but that was me five years ago, that was me before life experience. And when I talked to UMF I really felt like…okay, we can really get the job done.”
Courtney Snowe
Kindergarten Teacher

The Degree Completion Program at UMF recognizes the complexities of adult lives and acknowledges the increasing necessity of a college degree.  As an advocate for returning students, the UMF Degree Completion Program aims to increase the number of adults earning an undergraduate degree and, by extension, to improve access to higher education in Western Maine.

Consistent with the mission of the University of Maine at Farmington, our program for returning adult students is rooted in a commitment to preparing students for engaged citizenship, enriching professional careers, and an enduring love of learning.

Your time is now!

& we’ll support you every step of the way

  • Personalized Degree Programs that build on what you already know and take you to where you want to go.
  • Individual Attention from advisors and faculty committed to your success.
  • Peer Connection with motivated classmates who are also finishing their degrees.
  • Flexible Schedule Options including online, evening, and Saturday classes.
  • Affordability: In addition to low tuition and access to scholarships and other aid, we’ll help you plan a path to completion that most of your prior learning to reduce your time and cost to degree.

Steps in starting to complete your degree

Meet Our Team

We’re here to help. It’s the Farmington way.

Michelle Navarre, Director, Degree Completion

I’ll work with you to identify a path to degree completion that works for you. Then, I’ll be here to guide you around potential obstacles and celebrate your successes.

We’ll start by talking over your goals, identifying what you need to accomplish them, and evaluating how what you have already learned can help get you there. This learning includes not only prior college credits but also learning from work and life experiences that can be applied to your degree.

Let’s talk about how you can build upon what you know to get you where you want to go.

Make an appointment at a time that works for you by clicking here 

Email: michelle.navarre@maine.edu

Phone: 207-778-7260

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Holly Pond, Certification Coach for Teachers & Staff at Gear Up Schools

If you’re wondering how to reach your goals while balancing your full life, I can help!  You may be closer than you think to the certificate or degree that you’ve been wanting!  Reaching your aspirations doesn’t have to feel tedious…we can work together and chart a path that works for you. 

Make an appointment at a time that works for you by clicking here.

Email: holly.pond@maine.edu

Phone: 207-778-7267

Lori Soucie, Assistant Director of Advising

My work at UMF allows me to work with students who are exploring majors, careers, and life choices. My role as an academic advisor is to get to know students and to help them take the next step on their academic journey

Ashley Montgomery, Assistant Dean of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

I love working with adults to complete their bachelor’s degrees. It started when I learned about a former student who hadn’t finished their degree and I found the experience so validating that I became invested in helping folks like you navigate their way to a degree.

Contact US

Have a question, need some information, or want to stop by to visit in person? Just contact us. We’re generally open Monday – Friday, 8am-4:30pm (EST). You can also schedule an appointment between 9am and 9pm any weekday.

Division of Graduate & Continuing Education

University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938

tel: 207-778-7502

fax 207-778-8134
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711

Mailing address:

Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938