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 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 February 28th and selection decisions are made until the program is full.

Admissions Requirements
  1. A completed Application for Admission and a non-refundable $20.00 application fee.
  2. An official high school transcript for all years attended.
    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. 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. Individuals should submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. A final transcript with final grades will be needed prior to the first day of classes.
  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. 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
      Students with SAT/ACT scores should submit these to the Office of Admissions.
    2. College Transcripts
      Individuals with prior success in accredited college-level coursework in English or Math a the 100 level or above, with a grade of C or better, should submit their college transcripts directly to CMCC.
    3. ACCUPLACER
      Individuals who do not have SAT/ACT scores or have not completed accredited college-level coursework in English or Math at the 100 level or above with a grade of C or better, are required to complete the free ACCUPLACER. This exam uses a series of standardized examination questions to assess basic skills and assist in appropriate course placement and available services. The College offers free ACCUPLACER assessment sessions for CMCC applicants multiple times a week at the Auburn campus. It is offered in Lincoln, Franklin and Oxford county by appointment only. The full schedule may be found on the Accuplacer Registration Form located on the “Admissions” tab in CMConnect. Individuals may take the ACCUPLACER twice for the semester they are applying. A two-week waiting period is required before taking the test a second time. If you have a documented disability and are eligible for accommodations, contact the disability coordinator prior to scheduling your exam. To sign up for the ACCUPLACER, contact the Office of Admissions at (207) 755-5273 or use the contact form on this page. 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 and a non-refundable $20.00 application fee.
  2. An official high school transcript for all years attended.
    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. 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. Individuals should submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended. A final transcript with final grades will be needed prior to the first day of classes.
  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 February 28th.
  5. 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
      Students with SAT/ACT scores should submit these to the Office of Admissions.
    2. College Transcripts
      Individuals with prior success in accredited college-level coursework in English or Math a the 100 level or above, with a grade of C or better, should submit their college transcripts directly to CMCC.
    3. ACCUPLACER
      Individuals who do not have SAT/ACT scores or have not completed accredited college-level coursework in English or Math at the 100 level or above with a grade of C or better, are required to complete the free ACCUPLACER. This exam uses a series of standardized examination questions to assess basic skills and assist in appropriate course placement and available services. The College offers free ACCUPLACER assessment sessions for CMCC applicants multiple times a week at the Auburn campus. It is offered in Lincoln, Franklin and Oxford county by appointment only. The full schedule may be found on the Accuplacer Registration Form located on the “Admissions” tab in CMConnect. Individuals may take the ACCUPLACER twice for the semester they are applying. A two-week waiting period is required before taking the test a second time. If you have a documented disability and are eligible for accommodations, contact the disability coordinator prior to scheduling your exam. To sign up for the ACCUPLACER, contact the Office of Admissions at (207) 755-5273 or use the contact form on this page. To learn more about the ACCUPLACER, get answers to frequently asked questions, and review test prep material, visit www.accuplacer.collegeboard.org.
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 World Education Services (www.wes.org).

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 your 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.

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