Enhanced Learning Opportunities

SMCC’s Enhanced Learning Opportunities provide support, structure and incentives to guide students to being successful in college. Please browse a list of the programs offered below.


MySuccess provides recent graduates from Portland Public Schools a jump start on their college careers with scholarships, guidance from a dedicated success coach and an intensive summer program to prepare them for college. MySuccess is supported by a grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation. To learn more and apply now, visit our MySuccess webpage.

Path to Graduation

Path to Graduation (P2G) provides college-ready students with support, scholarships and a dedicated success coach to guide them to college completion and their associate degree in two years. P2G is supported by a grant from the KeyBank Foundation. To learn more and apply now, visit our Path to Graduation webpage.

Summer Academy

Our Summer Academy offers incoming first-year students an intensive summer college prep program that prepares them for college-level coursework, guides them in setting career and academic goals, and introduces them to college life to ensure a successful transition from high school to college. To learn more and apply now, visit our Summer Academy webpage.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services provides support for low-income, first-generation or disabled students from the first day of college through graduation. Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the program provides individualized advising, peer mentoring and other support services aimed at student success. To learn more and apply now, visit our TRIO Support Services webpage.

Navigating Success

Are you considering enrolling as a Liberal Studies student and looking to put yourself on a clear path to success? If so, the Navigating Success program at SMCC could offer you the support and guidance you need to plan and achieve your educational and career goals. To learn more and apply now, visit our Navigating Success webpage.

Global Studies

The Global Studies Center at SMCC seeks to internationalize the college through the development of new curriculum, the support of international students and events, and Education Abroad programming. We collaborate with a variety of entities on campus to prepare students for a globalized future. To learn more, visit our Global Studies webpage.

Honors Program

The Honors Program serves students at Southern Maine Community College by providing opportunities to engage in enriched learning experiences. The program is open to every student. Students may participate by taking honors courses or honors options. To learn more, visit our Honors Program webpage.