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

Become a Full-Time Student

  1. Complete and submit your application online ($15 fee)
  2. Contact a recruiter at (815) 479-7732 or with questions about classes and programs, or for assistance with the application process
  3. Email your transcripts and test scores to
    • A high school transcript is not required for admission but may be required for FAFSA purposes
    • Transcript documentation must include your full name, the school's name, and coursework with grade information
    • If you want to transfer college credits from another institution, see information about college transcript evaluation
  4. Take English, math, and reading placement tests in the Testing Center. Some ACT/SAT scores may be used in lieu of placement tests. To inquire whether placement tests are required for your program, ask an academic advisor.
  5. Apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting a scholarship application
  6. Take New Student Orientation
    • required for full-time students
  7. Meet with an academic advisor
  8. Register for classes online or in-person in Registration, A258
  9. Pay your tuition and fees
  10. Buy books and supplies

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