The application for MAT²® is an open enrollment process. Applicants must successfully complete all of the following steps in order to be considered for the next round of application and career fairs. Please note that these steps may require several days to complete. Please remember to frequently check this Web site for updated career fair dates and locations.
Step 1:Apply for admission online at a local community college
Current College Partners: ~Baker College-Cadillac ~Delta College ~Henry Ford Community College ~Kalamazoo Valley Community College ~Lansing Community College ~Macomb Community College ~Mott Community College ~North Central Michigan College ~Oakland Community College
Step 2:Sign up to take the COMPASS / Accuplacer test at the same college in which you applied for admission
Applicants must complete COMPASS or Accuplacer testing with the community college at which they applied for admission. If students are enrolled at one of these community colleges and have not taken the COMPASS or Accuplacer test in the past year, they will have to re-take the assessment in order to evaluate their current placement.
-COMPASS Prep & Practice Exams -ACCUPLACER Prep & Practice Exams
Note: Beginning with applications for the 2015 MAT² programs, applicants can now submit copies of their ACT scores along with the online application if these scores have been received in the last 24 months. For applicants who wish to use ACT scores on the application, they may skip to Step 3. Colleges offering MAT² may still require students to take the COMPASS or ACCUPLACER exam prior to beginning the program if selected by a participating employer.
Qualification Scores for the MAT² Program
*Please note that MAT² students will receive their school assignment once they are admitted into the program. The initial application/COMPASS testing location WILL NOT influence your MAT² school placement. All schools will share a standardized curriculum and teaching elements, so students can expect an equal educational opportunity at each college.
*The information and testing results from steps above will be reviewed by the MAT²® application committee.
If applicants do not meet the minimum requirements, it is suggested to take the recommended courses outlined in your Compass results report. Applicants are encouraged to retake the COMPASS test and submit their scores upon successful completion of the recommended courses for reevaluation.
MAT2 applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis; however, it is recommended that interested individuals apply as early as possible in order to have the best chance to be selected by a participating employer.
Below are the 2014-15 application deadline dates:
-Early-Bird Deadline: December 15, 2014
-Mid-Winter Deadline: February 15, 2015
-Spring Deadline: April 30, 2015
-Last Call Deadline: June 15, 2015
Remember to apply early.
Applicants who do not meet the requirements for qualification are advised to contact their local academic provider or community college for additional test preparation and advice. Applicants may also choose to retake the placement test in order to receive higher scores, which would enable them to be placed into the MAT2 candidate pool and eligible for review by employers.
*Information regarding the career fair location and interview schedule will be emailed to the invited applicants prior to the event.
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