While you are still in high school . . .
• Take more college-prep English and Math courses;
• Meet with your high school guidance counselor during your junior year to be sure you'll have the requirements you need to enter one of Maine's public universities;
• Check your SAT scores against the various college admissions requirements listed on the previous page. If you want to raise your scores, sign up for more math and/or writing courses during your senior year, and sign up to re-take the test.
When you enter college . . .
• If you've been out of school a while, you may be asked to take placement tests to assess your level of skill in English and mathematics and to help you and your advisor determine the appropriate starting point for your first year at the university. The results determine whether you must take one or more remedial courses before beginning 100-level college courses.
• The Accuplacer is a self-paced, untimed computerized placement test that is used by UMA, UMFK, UMM, and UMPI. The College Board publishes The Accuplacer Online Student Guide , and you can practice taking the test at this site: www.testpreview.com/accuplacer_practice.htm
• Plan for College (College Board)
• College Readiness for Mathematics: Level One (pdf booklet) What first-year students need to know to succeed in general education math courses.