How To Apply
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Apply for Admission
Students may apply:
- online at https://my.commnet.edu;
- by completing an application and emailing it to Admissions or submitting it to the Admissions office by mail or fax 860-512-3221; or
- by coming to the Admissions office where you can obtain an application and we will process your application while you wait.
Proof of high school graduation or GED, MMRV immunization records and a $20 application fee are required. Students transferring to MCC from another college or university must have an official transcript sent to the Admissions office for a transcript evaluation. An unofficial transcript may be used to demonstrate proof of having met course pre-requisites, for students taking a single course or in a non-degree, non-matriculated status.
Important: Continuing, re-admitted or students transferring from another Connecticut community college do not need to pay the $20 application fee.
- Online applications are available on myCommNet, the college’s online student information system.
Requirements for Admission
An applicant must be a graduate of an approved secondary school, hold a secondary equivalency diploma, or be a college graduate. Students are required to be in-state legal residents for a period of one full year prior to the date of the first class of the semester to receive the benefit of the in-state tuition rate. The Admissions Office may require proof of residency.
All new applicants must complete an MCC Admissions Application; pay a one-time, non-refundable $20 application fee; provide proof of high school or college graduation or GED and submit proof of two doses of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella immunizations to be accepted into a degree program, to be eligible for financial aid, and/or to graduate. Applicants currently enrolled in high school should apply to the College early, and begin the enrollment process, which includes assessment testing and/or submission of SAT scores (if applicable), completion of the financial aid (FAFSA) process, advising, registration and payment of tuition and fees. Upon graduation, please ask your high school to send an official transcript, with a date of graduation, to the Admissions office for proof of high school completion.
What Kind of Student Will You Be?
Health Career Students
Students interested in pursuing a health career must fill out a separate Health Careers Application in addition to the MCC new student application. There is no charge for the health career application. Health Career Applications are available in the Admissions Office and for download. Applications for the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Respiratory Care programs are accepted all year long. Please consult program coordinators for specific deadlines. Completed Health Careers Applications should be sent to Nia Mitchell, 860-512-2704, in the STEM Division, MS# 17. A separate application is not required for the Therapeutic Recreation and Health and Exercise Science programs. For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator.[/expandsub1]Transfer Students
If seeking transfer credit, students must meet all application requirements, be currently enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program, and provide official transcripts from all colleges, universities or ESL programs attended. Students interested in having their prior college transcript evaluated, and courses transferred to their MCC transcript, must have an official transcript sent to the Admissions office. A preliminary evaluation may be emailed to a student, upon request, and used for advising purposes. After a transcript has been evaluated, students may meet with an advisor during walk-in hours.
Students interested in taking courses at MCC, who are enrolled in another college or university, and do not intend to transfer courses to MCC, do not need to submit an official college transcript but must show proof of having met pre-requisites (an unofficial transcript or online print-out is sufficient). Please call 860-512-3220 for additional information.
Students who are returning after a two-year or more absence must complete a new application, but do not have to pay the $20 application fee. Students who have applied and never registered at MCC must complete a re-application form but do not pay the $20 application fee.
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; paying the one-time, non-refundable $20 application fee; and submitting proof of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella immunizations. 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 Elijah A. Oliver, in the Admissions Office at 860-512-3214.
Students 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. Students applying as non-degree students must complete the Admissions Application and pay the one-time, nonrefundable $20 application fee.
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 matriculated in a degree program and provide proof of high school completion, GED, or an associate degree to be eligible for financial aid. FAFSA Applications should be submitted as soon after October 1 as possible. Priority deadlines for financial aid are May 15 for the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester. Students applying for Financial Aid after August 1 for the fall semester or January 1 for the spring semester should be prepared to pay tuition and fees at the time of registration. If eligible and approved for Financial Aid, students may be reimbursed this payment. A payment plan is available for those students registering for six semester hours or more. Please visit the Bursar’s office to make payment plan arrangements. See Financial Aid for more details.
Step 3. Take the Assessment Test
Take the Assessment Test
After you receive your acceptance letter with your Banner student ID number, go online to schedule an assessment test appointment. The test will help to determine your proper placement in college-level mathematics and English. After you have completed the assessment test, you will schedule an appointment for New Student Orientation and registration.
Exemptions must be applied for via the Assessment Test Exemption Form and are approved through the Admissions Office, room Student Services Center L156.
An exemption may be granted for the following:
- Completion of a college English composition or college mathematics course with a grade of “C-” or better (a copy of the college transcript/grade report is required as verification).
- Achieving appropriate scores on the SAT scores. See the SAT guidelines below for required scores.
|Old SAT scores (taken before March 2016):||New SAT scores (taken March 2016-present):|
|Critical Reading/Writing – 450 for ENG*101||Reading Test – 25 for ENG*101|
|Math – 500 for MAT*138||Writing & Language Test – 26 for ENG*101|
|Math – 550 for MAT*146 – MAT*186||Math – 530 for MAT*138|
|Math – 650 for MAT*254||Math – 570 for MAT*146 – MAT*172|
|Math – 620 for MAT*185 or MAT*186|
|Math – 670 for MAT*254|
Students age 62 or older do not have to take the assessment tests.
For partial testing — mathematics only or English only — the approved exemption form must be presented to the test administrator before testing. The approved test exemption form must also be presented during 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 about choosing courses that are right for you. To get you off to a great start, all new students are required to attend an informational, two-hour New Student Orientation session.
- applied for admission and received your Banner ID and
- taken your assessment test or
- provided your SAT test results to Admissions?
If so, you are ready to register for your New Student Orientation session.
Step 5. Register for Classes
Register for Classes
New students must sign up for a New Student Orientation to register for classes. Transfer students are not required to attend New Student Orientation, but must meet an advisor for program and/or course selection. Schedule a meeting by calling Advising and Counseling Services at 860-512-3320. Students interested in transferring credits to MCC should have their prior college transcript evaluated in the Admissions office before meeting with an advisor. Please bring the preliminary evaluation with you to your advising meeting. Students who are not pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC, plan to register for 11 credits or fewer, have been exempted from the test, and/or meet all the requirements for testing and immunizations can register on-line or in-person.
Step 6. Pay
Pay Tuition and Fees
Immediately after registering please go to the Bursar’s window (SSC L165) with your payment for tuition and/or fees or pay online at myCommnet. A secure night deposit box and envelopes are available for payments made after the Cashier’s Office is closed. Financial Aid students must accept their award prior to registering for classes.
Important: Payment is due at time of registration. Failure to pay tuition and fees by the close of business day will result in your classes being canceled. If you have applied for or have received financial aid, you must pay your fees at the time of registration or your classes will be canceled.
- For financial aid, all students must first apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. For assistance or for financial aid information, please call 860-512-3380 or go to SSC 177.
- For Health Careers, contact Nicole Simmons at 860-512-2703.
- For the High School Partnership, contact Elijah A. Oliver at 860-512-3214 (SSC L156).
- As an international student, contact Sara Vincent at 860-512-3212 (SSC L156) or Elijah A. Oliver at 860-512-3214 (SSC L156) for F-1 student visas.
- As a new, re-admit, or transfer student, and have questions, please contact Joy Thompson at 860-512-3226.
- If interested in receiving an official transcript evaluation, contact Elijah A. Oliver at 860-512-3214.
Submissions and Contact Information
How to file the application or contact the MCC Admissions office :
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-Mail: Admissions
Admissions and Registrar’s Office Hours:
|Monday, Wednesday and Thursday||8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.|
|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.
Sara M. Vincent
Director of Strategic Enrollment Management
Elijah A. Oliver
Associate Director of Admissions