Acadia Senior College is open to everyone 50 years of age and over (as well as those with spouses or partners over 50). Membership is $35 for one year, or $90 for three years. Membership years are based on the date you sign up or renew.
Members are eligible to register for courses and will receive notification of courses, special events, and social functions such as parties and receptions. Each individual must have their own membership.
ASC members may also register for courses at any of the sixteen other colleges in the Maine Senior College Network without paying an additional membership fee. However, course registration fees (tuition) are set by each individual Senior College and may vary from college to college.
How to Create an Account and Become a Member
To become a member, click "JOIN" at the top right of the page and enter your information. You will receive an email with a link to activate your account. Click the link in the email to complete your registration.
Once you have activated your account, click “Start your ASC membership today!” on the "Account activated" screen or click “Become a member now” in the upper right of the screen. You can then choose to join for one year or for three years and pay with a credit card or send a check.
IMPORTANT: If you do not have an active ASC account, but have been a past member you may not be able to join online if your email address is already in the system. In this case, please contact the office for help.
How to Register for Courses
You must be an ASC member to register for courses, and your membership must be active through the end of the term for which you are registering. Course descriptions for each term will be listed at least two weeks ahead of the opening of registration. Course registrations will open on the date and time posted on the web site. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
To read about the course offerings choose "Course offerings" from the COURSES menu. You may register for more than one course before proceeding to the payment screen.
Once you have finished selecting courses, click "Cart" in the upper right of the screen which will take you to the Enrollments screen. This screen will show the subtotal for your selected courses and gives you the option to extend your membership or make an additional donation. Verify the correct subtotal and total, and Click "Pay with a credit card" or "Pay with a check".
Note: When you pay with a credit card your registration is confirmed immediately. If you choose to pay by check we will hold your place in the class for seven days. If we do not receive your check within seven days we will release your registration for another student.
Registering by Postal Mail
You can register by postal mail using the registration forms in the course brochure, but please note that registrations received by postal mail will be processed beginning two hours after online registration opens, as administrative time permits.
Tuition & Basic Course Info
Tuition for the first course per term is $60, and each additional course per term is $35. Tuition includes the cost of course texts selected by the instructor, if any. (Note that those enrolling after registrations close will be responsible for purchasing their own texts.) Class sizes are limited so it is important to register promptly. Once online registration opens, enrollment is filled as registrations are received. If you need to cancel a course, you must do so prior to the first scheduled class date of the course in order to receive reimbursement.
ASC can provide confidential scholarship assistance to its members from a special scholarship fund. Tuition for one course per term may be waived, but you must still be a current member. Please contact us for further information.