Become a Summer-Only Student

If you've previously applied 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)
  2. Speak with your advisor at your four-year college/university for recommendations for MCC courses. For additional resources, speak with an MCC advisor, and review MCC transfer information
  3. Contact a New Student Enrollment Coach at (815) 479-7732 or at with questions about classes or assistance with the application process
  4. If the course(s) you wish to register for require(s) prerequisites, email transcripts (high school or college) to You must prove you meet the course prerequisite(s) before you can register
    • Transcripts do not have to be official
    • Transcript documentation must include your full name, the college's name, and coursework with grade information
  5. Take placement tests if necessary. Some ACT/SAT scores or grade point averages may be used instead of placement tests.
  6. Register for classes online, by calling (815) 455-8588, or in-person in Registration
  7. Pay your tuition and fees
  8. Apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then submit a scholarship application
  9. Buy books
  10. Request that MCC send your transcript to your school after finals