Become a First Time Student at MCC

  1. Complete the application online or at Admissions (A262) and pay the non-refundable $15 admissions application fee.
  2. Submit official transcripts from high school and college. Unofficial transcripts or copies of grade reports are acceptable if only used for prerequisite reasons.
  3. Take English, math and reading placement tests.
    • The tests are given in the Testing Center.
    • Some ACT scores may be used in lieu of placement test. See details about ACT scores below.
  4. Attend New Student Orientation.

    Full-time students are required to attend. Part-time students are highly encouraged to attend.

  5. Register for classes.
  6. Pay your tuition and fees.
  7. Buy books.

Placement testing is not required if you received the following ACT scores:

  • 21 or higher in English (valid for 5 years from test date).
  • 22 or higher in math (valid for 2 years from test date) effective Spring 2013.