Maine universities prepare for students who fell behind in school due to COVID

Maine’s universities are preparing to welcome a new crop of students in the coming weeks who could have some of the most demanding academic needs yet after COVID-19 disrupted the majority of their high school years.

The University of Maine System is estimating it will have about 3,500 new first-year students spread among its seven universities when the fall semester begins, one of the smallest entering classes in years. What sets this group apart is that these students have been through three school years disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced schools at first to go fully remote, then repeatedly disrupted students’ and teachers’ schedules as in-person classes resumed.

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