Veterans, Become a First Time Student at MCC

  1. Apply for Admission
    • Complete the application online and pay the non-refundable $15 admissions application fee or, stop in to the Admissions Office, A262 and complete the application in person to have the application fee waived.
  2. Submit Documents
  3. Apply for Financial Aid and Benefits
  4. Take Placement Tests
    • Take English, math and reading placement tests if necessary. Placement tests are required for most degree seeking students or students who intend to take a math, science or English class.
      • Placement tests are given in the Testing Center
      • Some ACT scores may be used in lieu of placement testing
        • 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
  5. Complete MCC's New-Student Orientation (NSO)
    • Sign up for NSO online, in-person through the registration office in A258 or by phone at (815) 455-8588
    • Full-time students are required to complete NSO before registering for their first full-time term. Part-time students are highly encouraged to attend.
    • Orientation can be done on-line
  6. Register for Classes
  7. Pay Your Tuition and Fees, if any are owed after benefits applied
  8. Buy Books