Veterans, Become a First-Time Student at MCC

  1. Apply for Admission

    Visit the Admissions Office to complete the application in person and have the $15 application fee waived, or call (815) 455-8530 to receive the application fee waiver code when completing the application online

  2. Contact a New Student Enrollment Coach at (815) 479-7732 or with questions about classes and programs, or for assistance with the application process.
  3. Submit documents via email to
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official military transcripts
    • Official college transcripts
      • Unofficial college transcripts or copies of grade reports are acceptable if only used for prerequisite reasons.
  4. Submit your DD-214 to Financial Aid for evaluation
  5. Take English, math, and reading placement tests in the Testing Center. Some ACT/SAT scores may be used instead of placement tests. Ask an academic advisor whether placement tests are required for your program.
  6. Apply for Financial Aid and Benefits
  7. Meet with an academic advisor
  8. Take New Student Orientation if you'd like support planning and registering for classes
  9. Register for classes online, in-person, or by calling (815) 455-8588
  10. Pay Your Tuition and Fees, if any are owed after benefits applied
  11. Buy Books