University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog
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The UMF Learning Assistance Center coordinates the placement of first-year students into math and writing courses. Placement in the appropriate math class is determined by a review of student transcripts, along with any submitted SAT scores. Placement in the appropriate writing class is determined by SAT scores and/or a writing sample from the Writeplacer exam. Students who need to take the Writing placement exam should arrange to do so prior to course registration (beginning in May for fall admits and in November/December for spring admits). After that point, students may be placed in a developmental writing course until they test. Placement is carefully considered to ensure that students have the tools they need to succeed at UMF. Students who are required to take the Writeplacer are notified by mail.
Students who are required to enroll in developmental courses must:       
  • enroll in their required developmental course within their first two semesters at UMF, and

  • successfully complete the course by the end of their fourth semester (second year)

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