College Readiness

Washington County Community College seeks 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.

Accuplacer Common Cut Scores

Maine’s community college’s 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 Washington County Community College. 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. Students are encouraged to contact the admissions office in order to determine if a program that interests them has any additional requirements above and beyond the Accuplacer.

Based on the results of the assessment, a student may be required to complete math and/or English courses that are not part of the program he or she plans to study and may lengthen the time required to complete a certificate or degree. It is important to note that refresher math and English courses with course numbers lower than 100 will not count towards graduation. Questions or concerns regarding this policy should be directed to the admissions office.

The following sites offer free test prep for the Accuplacer: