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From the time of admission until they arrive on campus, new students are invited to make use of a žhot lineÓ to the College to get answers to any questions they may have. An on-campus orientation program for first-year and other new students is held just before the beginning of each new semester. The program includes an introduction to the intellectual and social life of the College, meetings with academic advisers, and placement examinations. Prior to the orientation, first-year students may participate in COOT (Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips), conducted by upperclass students, alumni, faculty, and staff members.
Placement in Mathematics
First-year students who intend to register for a žno prerequisite courseÓ (Mathematics 111 or 112) need not complete this questionnaire.
First-year students who intend to register for Mathematics 231, 253, 262, or 274 should consult with their advisors and with the chair of the Department of Mathematics.
During orientation, first-year students will have the opportunity to attend a mathematics placement meeting to discuss their placement with the faculty.
Placement in Foreign Languages
If a student has not taken the SAT-II test and wishes to continue studying a language, he or she will be placed on the basis of a required placement exam given during the orientation period for new students. Students whose SAT-II scores are more than a year old at the time of registration also are required to take the Colby placement exam.
Students who have earned a grade of 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination may be eligible for placement in upper level language courses.
Students who have had two or more years of language study may enroll in the first semeter of the elementary course of that language only if the appropriate department determines that their preparation is not adequate for a more advanced level.
Placement for students in languages for which no College Board test is available is determined by consultation with the appropriate department.
Every effort is made to ensure that this information is correct. If you received conflicting information, have questions, or would like clarification, please contact the Dean of Students at 207-872-3000.
Colby is a four-year, residential, liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine. Colby offers undergraduate courses during fall and spring semesters and grants bachelors of arts degrees.