Three smiling MCC graduates sit at a table after the Commencement Ceremony.

Become a First-Time Student

If you've previously submitted an application to MCC, you do not need to re-apply. Call Admissions at (815) 455-8530 to verify your status if you have questions.

If you've previously taken credit courses at MCC, contact Advising at (815) 479-7565 for assistance.

If you've never attended MCC before…

  1. Complete and submit your application online ($15 fee)
    For assistance with the application, or to discuss programs and options, email a New Student Enrollment Coach or call (815) 479-7732.
  2. Send your transcripts and test scores to MCC
  3. Take English, math, and reading placement tests in the Testing Center. Some ACT/SAT scores may be used instead of placement tests. To inquire whether placement tests are required for your program, ask an academic advisor.
  4. Apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting a scholarship application
  5. Complete New Student Orientation
  6. Meet with an academic advisor
  7. Register for classes online or in-person in Registration, A258
  8. Pay your tuition and fees
  9. Buy books and supplies

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