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 and have proof of immunizations.

Test and Tour Days are scheduled throughout the year and include a campus tour, the opportunity to meet with admissions and financial aid representatives, and meet with faculty or students in your program. We are offering these tours via Zoom. Please contact us at (207) 454-1000 or

Virtual Campus Tour

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.

Starting January 1, 2019

PSAT/SAT -College Ready Course Placement

College Algebra, STEM Math, or Statistics  500+
OR 480+ AND you take a full year of college preparation math in senior year
English 480 or higher


Accuplacer Common Cut Scores (for students who have not completed the PSAT/SAT)


Quantitative Reasoning

Algebra, and Statistics

 Reading 500+
Writing 500+ with no score on Reading and Writing less than 230


Tests taken prior to January 1, 2019

 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: