Applying to the Onward Program

Step by Step

Step 1
The Application

Before we can do anything, we need to receive your completed application, official transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Even if youíre still not sure if you want to go to college, send in the application. You donít have to make a decision until later. Applying is free, so what have you got to lose?

Step 2
The Placement Test

After we receive your application and the materials requested in your application packet, you will be invited to take a placement test in reading, writing, and math that will determine what your current skills are and what Onward classes it would be appropriate for you to take.

Step 3
The Interview

If your scores on your placement test indicate that you are ready for Onward courses, you will be invited to an interview where the Onward staff will have an opportunity to learn a little about you and you can ask questions you may have about Onward and learn more about the program.

Step 4
Your Decision

After the interview, you will receive a letter from Onward. If you are offered admission, you will be asked to decide if you would like to attend The University of Maine as an Onward student.