Admission and Aid

Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in Manchester Community College. To be admitted to the college and register for classes you will need to take the following six steps:

Manchester Community College became CT State Manchester on July 1, 2023. 
All continuing, degree-seeking students will became CT State students as of July 1, 2023.

How To Apply

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Apply for Admission

Apply online and submit required documents to gain admission to MCC.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must provide proof of high school or college graduation or GED and submit proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) to be accepted into a degree program, to be eligible for financial aid, and/or graduate from MCC. Graduating seniors should apply and begin the enrollment process as soon as possible, which includes course placement (in progress transcripts are accepted), completion of the financial aid (FAFSA) process, advising, registration and payment of tuition and fees. Upon graduation, please ask your high school to send a final transcript to the Admissions office.

In-state tuition is available to students that demonstrate one full year of residency prior to the date of the first class of the semester. The Admissions office may require proof of residency.

What Kind of Student Will You Be?

New, First Time Students

New, First-Time Students

Anyone that has never attended college is considered a new, first time student. Earning college credits while in high school will still qualify applicants as new, first time students.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

Anyone that has attended college previously is considered a transfer student. Official transcripts are required to transfer courses into MCC, and unofficial copies may be used for preliminary evaluations. Both electronic and paper transcripts are acceptable for evaluation. Once a transcript is evaluated, you may speak with an Academic Advisor to discuss registration for the upcoming semester.

Applicants that do not wish to matriculate into MCC are not required to provide official transcripts but must show proof of prerequisite completion prior to registration. An unofficial transcript or online grade report will suffice.

Re-admit Students

Re-admit Students

Students returning to MCC after a two – year or more absence must complete a new application. Students that previously applied but did not register must complete an application for the upcoming semester as well.

Health Career Students

Health Career Students

Applicants interested in pursuing a Health Career Program must complete a program – specific Health Career application in addition to the General Admissions application. The applications are free of charge; consult program coordinators for specific application deadlines.

Separate applications are not required for Therapeutic Recreation and Health and Exercise Science.

Home-schooled Students

Home-schooled Students

Applicants to Manchester Community College who have completed home schooling must meet the same requirements as any other applicant; these include, but are not necessarily limited to, completing an application and submitting proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (MMRV). In addition, the applicant must submit either a federal or state equivalency diploma or a summary of the secondary program of study they pursued, and a certificate of successful completion thereof, signed by the parent or another provider of the homeschooling.

Applicants who have ever attended a secondary school must also submit a copy of that transcript, whether or not they may have graduated from there.

Applicants who are in the process of homeschooling, but who have not as yet completed the equivalent of a high school education, should contact Mariah Thomas in the Admissions Office at 860-512-3214.

Non-degree Students

Visiting or Non-degree Students

Applicants who are interested in enrolling in individual credit courses, but who are not interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program, may elect to enroll as non-degree, non-matriculating students. The application, as well as the Non-Degree Information Request, must be completed to gain admission to MCC.

Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial aid or veterans benefits and are limited to 11.99 credits per semester.

Step 2. Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Students must be enrolled in a degree program to receive eligible financial aid, including: federal grants, loans or PACT. The FAFSA opens October 1 of each year, and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Priority deadlines for financial aid are May 15 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Students applying for financial aid after August 1 for the fall or January 1 for the spring should be prepared to pay tuition and fees at the time of registration. If eligible and approved for financial aid, the payment may be reimbursed. Payment plans are available through the Bursar’s Office to those registered for at least six credit hours. See Financial Aid for more information.

PACT Priority Deadlines: Fall Admission (July 15), Spring Admission (November 15).

Step 3. Determine Course Placement

Determine Course Placement

Course placement is currently determined by high school GPA and/or SAT Scores.  Students may also complete assessment testing as needed.

Students that have completed college-level English and/or math must send official transcripts to the Admissions office for evaluation. Official Advanced Placement Score reports are required to transfer AP courses.

Students age 62+ are not required to complete assessment testing and are automatically college – level English and Math eligible. Required course prerequisites must be met prior to registration.

Step 4. Sign Up for New Student Orientation

Sign Up for New Student Orientation

We know that you are excited about starting college and choosing classes that are right for you. To get you off to a great start, all new and transfer students must review the New Student Orientation materials prior to registering for classes.

Step 5. Register for Classes

Register for Classes

Course placement and and/or official college transcripts must be on file prior to registering for classes. Applicable classes will be transferred and applied within Degree Works as they fit into the degree program. Unofficial college transcripts will suffice to override course prerequisites taken outside of MCC and may also be used for preliminary evaluation.

Non-degree students may take up to 11.9 credits each fall and spring and may register for classes online through myCommNet or in – person.

Step 6. Pay

Pay Tuition and Fees

Visit the Bursar’s office immediately after registering to make payment or pay tuition online through myCommNet. A secure drop box is available outside of the Bursar’s Office for after-hours payment.

  • To be considered for Federal Student Aid and PACT, students must first apply online at For assistance or for financial aid information, please call 860-512-3380 or go to SSC 177.
  • For information on the Health Career application process, visit Health Careers.
  • For information on the High School Partnership program, contact Mariah Thomas at 860-512-3214 (SSC L156).
  • As an international student requesting for a SEVIS I-20 for F-1 Visa, contact K. Umesh Vig at 860-512-3204 (SSC L287).
  • As a new, re-admit, or transfer student, and have questions, please contact Takia Lugo at 860-512-3218.
  • If interested in receiving an official transcript evaluation, contact Mariah Thomas at 860-512-3214.

Submissions and Contact Information

Complete an application online and submit supplemental items through your application dashboard.

How to file the application or contact the MCC Admissions office :

  • Mail:
    Manchester Community College
    Admissions Office, MS#12
    Great Path, PO Box 1046
    Manchester, CT 06045-1046
  • In Person: Student Services Center, Room L156
  • Online: Apply for Admission
  • Fax: 860-512-3221
  • E-MailAdmissions

Admissions and Registrar’s Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

We look forward to receiving your application and helping you in any way we can. Thank you for making MCC your college of choice.