1. Apply for financial aid
File the FAFSA by going to www.fafsa.gov (MCC’s school code is 001392). Once the FAFSA is complete, you can follow the status of your financial aid through myCommNet. Instructions for logging into your account are given below.
Additional documentation may be required for verification and processing, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. If you need assistance call 860-512-3380 or visit Student Service Center, L-177.
2. Take the assessment test
Assessment testing ensures that students have adequate preparation for college-level courses; the results are used to guide students into appropriate classes. Schedule your appointment online now!
If you have taken your SAT/ACTs or have previous college credit, you may be exempt from testing. Please see our website for exemption details.
Transfer students should have their official transcripts sent to the Admissions Office for evaluation before meeting with academic advisors.
3. Consult with an academic advisor
Once you have tested or been exempt, make an appointment with the Advising and Counseling Center for a new student seminar and orientation. This is when you will select and register for your courses.
4. Finalize all admissions paperwork
Students must show proof of high school graduation (diploma, high school transcripts, or GED) and vaccination records showing immunity against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and varicella (chicken pox).* Failure to provide these documents may result in class cancellation and/or loss of financial aid.
*Non-degree/non-matriculated students do not have to provide immunization records. However, financial aid is not available to students who are not matriculated in a degree program.
5. Finalize all payment arrangements
Refer to the Enrollment Guide for deadlines related to payment of tuition and fees. Payment arrangement can include a packaged financial aid award or payment plans initiated at the Bursar’s windows. Failure to make payment may result in the cancellation of courses.
Setting up your myCommNet account:
This is the online portal that you can use to review your student records, including your student email, financial aid, and admissions and registration information.
When logging in, the NetID for a Student ID @01234567 will be “email@example.com”. Refer to your acceptance email for your unique banner student ID.
Your initial password is:
- The first three letters of your birth month with the first letter capitalized (January = Jan etc.)
- The ampersand (&) symbol (shift 7)
- The last four digits of your social security number (123-45-6789 = 6789)
With the examples above, the password is: Jan&6789. You will be required to change your password after initial log in.
Continue to use our website as a resource as well. Information on deadlines, programs, classes, and campus services and activities can be found there.
If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 860-512-3210, or simply reply to your acceptance email. Once again, congratulations and welcome to Manchester Community College.