Info on Applying

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Rolling Admissions

At Central Maine Community College we make applying easy. With a rolling admissions policy for most programs, individuals can apply and be considered for acceptance throughout the year. All programs begin in the fall semester, starting in late August to early September. Spring admission is possible for most programs. Both spring and summer matriculation are also great options for students who wish to begin by taking mostly general education courses.

Nursing degree applicants are selected on a competitive basis once a year, and they begin in the fall semester. Application materials are accepted between September 1st and May 20th. Selection decisions are made until the program is full.

Admissions Requirements
  1. A completed Application for Admission.
  2. An official high school transcript for all years attended. Students who have been matriculated at a regionally accredited college or university and who have earned at least 15 college-level credits do not need to supply their high school transcript or GED, but must supply their college transcript(s).
    1. Current high school seniors must include the first marking period for the senior year. A final transcript will be needed for all graduating seniors prior to the first day of college classes.
    2. Non-high school graduates must submit official GED/HiSET test scores.

CMCC accepts electronic transcripts, which the respective school must send to enroll@cmcc.edu or mail physical copies to:

Central Maine Community College
C/O Office of Admissions
1250 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210

  1. Documentation of all program prerequisites. Prerequisites may appear on the high school or adult education transcripts, prior college transcripts, or other documentation. Please carefully review the prerequisites for the preferred program of study. Prospective applicants who do not meet these requirements are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions.
  2. Academic skills assessment scores or documentation. In order for the College to determine an applicant’s level of academic skill, applicants for admission must submit one of the following:
    1. SAT/ACT
    2. College Transcripts
      CMCC accepts electronic transcripts, which the respective school must send to enroll@cmcc.edu or mail physical copies to:Central Maine Community College
      C/O Office of Admissions
      1250 Turner Street
      Auburn, ME 04210
    3. ACCUPLACER
      To sign up for the ACCUPLACER, contact the Center for Testing and Assessment. To learn more about the ACCUPLACER, get answers to frequently asked questions, and review test prep material, visit www.accuplacer.collegeboard.org.
Special Nursing Applicant Admissions Requirements
  1. A completed Application for Admission.
  2. An official high school transcript for all years attended. Students who have been matriculated at a regionally accredited college or university and who have earned at least 15 college-level credits do not need to supply their high school transcript or GED, but must supply their college transcript(s).
    1. Current high school seniors must include the first marking period for the senior year. A final transcript will be needed for all graduating seniors prior to the first day of college classes.
    2. Non-high school graduates must submit official GED/HiSET test scores.
  3. Documentation of all program prerequisites. Prerequisites may appear on the high school or adult education transcripts, prior college transcripts, or other documentation. Please carefully review the prerequisites for the preferred program of study. Prospective applicants who do not meet these requirements are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions.
  4. Nursing Program applicants must submit ATI TEAS Exam results to the Office of Admissions by May 20th.
    Once a student passes the TEAS and has 19 points between their co-requisite classes and the exam, then an applicant is accepted into the Nursing program at CMCC. View the points system for acceptance into the Nursing program at CMCC.
    The required TEAS scores an applicant needs, at minimum, are:
    Overall- 70
    Reading- 75
    Math- 70
    English- 70
    Science- 55
  5. Academic skills assessment scores or documentation. CMCC is test-optional for the SAT/ACT. CMCC will use multiple measures to assess your English and Math placement using your transcripts and other methods. Call the Admissions office at 207-755-5273. If you have SAT/ACT scores, please send a screenshot that includes your name, section scores, and date taken to enroll@cmcc.edu.Your college transcript(s) must be sent by the respective school(s) to enroll@cmcc.edu. You may request they mail physical copies to:
    Central Maine Community College
    C/O Office of Admissions
    1250 Turner Street
    Auburn, ME 04210

    All Nursing program applicants must take the TEAS exam. This exam is not optional for the Nursing program.

Admissions Requirements for Students with Foreign Transcripts, and International Students

Students with Foreign Transcripts

“Students with foreign transcripts” are defined as individuals who have a permanent United States address, are not sole residents of another country, and have studied at a foreign university or high school. These students should complete the regular admissions requirements in the first drop-down above, but must ensure official academic transcripts are professionally translated to English. We recommend using an evaluation service accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  Students should carefully review the list of evaluation services as prices and timing vary

International Students

Central Maine Community College welcomes students from all over the world. An “international student” is defined as a person who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. immigrant and seeks to attend college in the U.S. while maintaining residency in another nation. An F-1 student visa is required before an international student can attend CMCC. To get an F-1 Visa, the College needs to submit a Form I-20 that indicates you have been accepted at CMCC, have the funds to attend, and have the language skills to be successful.

Admissions Requirements for International Students

For us to prepare the I-20, you need to complete the following steps and provide the following materials:

  1. A completed Application for Admission and a non-refundable $20.00 application fee.
  2. Official academic transcripts professionally translated to English – we recommend using World Education Services (www.wes.org).
  3. Tuition deposit. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable $75 tuition deposit will need to be submitted.
  4. Academic skills assessment scores. We accept TOEFL score of 71 (internet-based), 197 (computer-based), or 530 (paper-based) or ACCUPLACER scores.
  5. A CMCC International Budget and Declaration of Finances form indicating sufficient funds to meet your educational and living expenses for a minimum of the length of the program as well as documentation to support you have the funding for each year you are enrolled.
  6. Your current permanent foreign address and your United States address.

All fees may be paid via money order, or over the phone with a credit card at 1-207-755-5219.

Please be advised of the following conditions that apply to F-1 students:

  1. You must maintain full-time student status (12 credits minimum) at all times.
  2. If you plan to live on campus, you must apply and pay the housing deposit.
  3. The College does not provide financial aid to international students so all costs of attendance are the student’s responsibility.

Below are links that may be of interest to international students.

 

In light of the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Maine Community College System has adopted a test-optional status (Accuplacer/SAT/ACT) for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.

During this time, the Maine Community College System (MCCS) will use multiple measures which will include transcripts, college-level experience, and available test scores to make placement decisions.  Additional placement assessments will be administered by the college after admission only if necessary. Individual academic programs of study (such as nursing) may, however, have specific entrance requirements; contact the college admissions office and/or website for specific program entrance requirements.

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