Requirements

Maine’s community colleges are open access institutions and seek to admit all students who meet certain minimum requirements. To be considered for admission, students must have earned either a high school diploma or GED, have proof of immunization, and have completed the Accuplacer placement test or the SAT or ACT.

The colleges have adopted the following common cut scores for the Accuplacer:

Elementary Algebra 75
Reading 68
Sentence Skills 74
Write Placer 6

 

These scores indicate that a student is qualified for college level work at one of Maine’s community colleges and will not need to take remedial coursework. However, some programs of study have additional requirements. For example, for some programs, a student must have completed certain high school courses or an applicant must complete additional testing. These programs may be especially competitive and have limited enrollments, making acceptance into them more difficult than for other programs of study.

Students are encouraged to contact the admissions offices at individual colleges to determine if a program that interests them has any additional requirements.

Central Maine Community College
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Eastern Maine Community College
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Kennebec Valley Community College
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Northern Maine Community College
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Southern Maine Community College
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Washington County Community College
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York County Community College
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