On-Track Program Frequently Asked Questions
Learn how MCC’s On-Track program provides a supportive environment for busy people interested in achieving their college and career goals. If you thought you were too busy with work, family, or other demands, then this program is for you!
- What's a "cohort"?
A cohort is a group of students that start and complete an entire degree program together. A cohort builds a community of like-minded learners who collaborate and support each other along the way.
- Will I get support and mentorship outside of my classes?
Yes! Each student is paired with a dedicated On-Track specialist to support them throughout the program. Monthly success workshops feature guest speakers who address areas such as financial aid, tutoring, resume writing, career building, and more. Of course, snacks and refreshments are provided!
- I'm not too tech-savvy, what if I need technical support?
MCC’s On-Track students have access to free Wi-Fi on-campus, our IT Helpdesk, and free laptops depending on need.
- What if I’ve already completed a few of these classes?
Your previous coursework will be evaluated prior to joining the On-Track program. If it is determined an equivalent course was taken at MCC or elsewhere, you may choose to skip that course during your sequence and the credits from your previous course will be applied to the degree.
- How do I register for my courses?
Your On-Track specialist will register you for your classes before each term and send you a confirmation email, making the registration process painless.
- How many credit hours will I take?
Each student is required to complete 60 credits (20 classes) for their degree. In general, students will take three classes during the spring and fall semesters, along with one class during the summer term. Some programs may vary.
- Are classes in-person or online?
You’ll have a mix of in-person evening classes one night per week and flexible online classes each semester. Your face-to-face classes will be held on the same night throughout the duration of your program. Online classes will have due dates for assignments but will not require specific meeting times, providing you maximum flexibility during your time at MCC.
In-person classes are held at the MCC main campus in Crystal Lake. Free parking is available.
- Can I get help with transportation to MCC?
- Can I use financial aid to complete this program?
Most likely. Interested students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) for eligibility and to pursue all scholarship opportunities. Learn how to apply for financial aid
- What resources are available if I'm unemployed or laid off?