No pre-requisites, no tests, no homework, no grades,
no papers to write, no stress!
Don't let the word "college" scare you...Are you over 50 and looking for an intellectual and social outlet? A place where you can meet other vibrant and interesting people, learn something new, and have fun? At York County Senior College you can partake of lifelong learning by taking any of a variety of classes designed to meet your interests. Choose from a diverse array of courses.
The Senior College program, not unique to Maine, was once cited in a major magazine as "the reason to retire to Maine." York County Senior College offers three locations for classes and sociability—Alfred, Saco, and Springvale.
We welcome you to join us in this fulfilling educational and social experience.
A Little History
Founded in 1999, York County Senior College is one of 17 such enterprises throughout the state affiliated with the University of Maine System. Council members -- all volunteers, govern it. Though the idea took root in Sanford, YCSC spread to Saco and has enjoyed a steady growth in membership and in the variety of its offerings.
The Senior College exists not only to provide seniors of the county stimulating educational opportunity but also the chance to interact with their peers, in and out of the classroom. Classes are designed to present the interesting, the useful, the entertaining -- requiring only the intellectual involvement of a willing audience. Subject matter of classes, destination of field trips, intensity of interactive social events -- all are dictated by demand and driven by the enthusiasm of the participants. Senior College makes itself eminently accessible -- asking for no entrance requirements, by assigning no homework, by giving neither tests nor grades, and by offering scholarships.