High School Student FAQ


  1. What if I don't know what I want to major in?
  2. Can I take college classes while I am still in high school?
  3. Will the credits I get at MCC transfer to the school I want to go to?
  4. Is there an honors program at MCC?
  5. Will I have to take classes every day?
  6. How long will I be at MCC?
  7. What kind of athletic programs are at MCC?
  8. Are there student clubs I can join?
  1. What if I don't know what I want to major in?

    MCC offers Career Decision Making classes and assistance in the Advising and Transfer Center for students who are unsure of their college majors.

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  2. Can I take college classes while I'm still in high school?

    Yes, MCC offers a Running Start Program. Contact your high school guidance office for forms. Learn more about the Running Start Program.

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  3. Will the credits I get at MCC transfer to the school I want to go to?

    MCC has worked closely with Illinois state colleges and universities to ensure that we have coursework that will transfer. If you are transferring out of state, you should meet with your MCC advisor each semester to ensure you are taking appropriate coursework. Learn more about the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

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  4. Is there an honors program at MCC?

    Yes, MCC has honors classes and an honors program. For details about this program, contact the Student Recruitment office at (815) 479-7732. Learn more about the honors program.

  5. Will I have to take classes every day?

    Students at MCC design their schedules to meet their needs and responsibilities. You don't have to attend classes every day, but you certainly can if you want to.

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  6. How long will I be at MCC ?

    If you are pursuing a two-year associate degree you can expect to be at MCC for at least two full academic years. It may take longer for students who are not attending classes on a full-time basis.

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  7. What kind of athletic programs are at MCC?

    MCC has eight athletic teams; four women's and four men's teams. The sports we offer include: men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, women's softball, men's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's and women's tennis. Learn more about athletics.

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  8. Are there student clubs that I can join?

    MCC offers a wide variety of student clubs, organizations and government opportunities. We encourage all of our students to get involved and make the most out of their time at MCC! Learn more about student life.

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