Manchester Community College, founded in 1963, is an open admission college, offering over 75 associate in science and associate in art degrees, and certificates. Student annual enrollment is approximately 15,000 (full- and part-time, credit and credit-free). The 160-acre, beautifully-wooded, state-of-the-art campus is easily accessible from I-291, I-84 and I-384 — just minutes from Hartford — with plenty of free parking.

Getting Started

Your first step is to fill out an admissions application. Applications can be completed in several convenient ways: online; by completing a printed application and returning it; or in person.  You will find access to the online and printable applications under step 1 of our 6-step process of becoming a MCC student.

Are you the parent or family member of a future MCC student? Find the answers to your questions on our Parents & Family Members page.

Costs and Facts

Tuition and fees are low (only $159 per credit hour plus fees) and the class sizes are small. The environment is student-centered and student life is very active.

We encourage students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if they are looking for financial assistance. Once submitted, students can access their MCC-specific financial aid package via the college’s student information portal,  myCommNet.

Applicants are required to provide proof of high school/GED or college completion, immunizations and pay a $20 application fee.

Information Sessions

The Admissions and Financial Aid Information Sessions are designed for participants to learn more about the college, the enrollment process, programs and services offered, and to take a brief campus tour. The fall information session will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the following Tuesday:

  • Tuesday, December 19

Please visit the information sessions page to view more information. If you have any questions or would like to register for one of the information sessions, please contact Elijah A. Oliver at

Campus Tours

The Admissions Office offers guided campus tours for prospective students and their families, group tours for high school students, and other specialty tours. Guided tours are available on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. from the Admissions office, which is off the main lobby in the Student Services Center; pre-registration for Thursday tours is not required. Visitors will walk through our beautiful campus, learn about degree and certificates programs,  support services and student life, and see why so many students are choosing MCC.

Fridays at 10:00 a.m. are reserved for group tours. Counselors or teachers who would like to bring a group of students to MCC  can schedule a date by contacting Elijah Oliver, Enrollment Services Coordinator, at or by calling 860-512-3218.

If you have any specific questions or find that you cannot make it to your scheduled tour, please call Elijah Oliver or the main Admissions office at 860-512-3210. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus.


Title Name Phone
General Information   860-512-3214
Director of Enrollment Management Peter Harris 860-512-3213
Associate Director of Admissions Cynthia Zeldner 860-512-3214
Director of International Student Affairs Joseph Mesquita 860-512-3215
Secretary II Katherine Jones 860-512-3213
Assessment Testing Coordinator Georgette Hyman 860-512-3596
Enrollment Services Coordinator Elijah A. Oliver 860-512-3218
Enrollment Services Coordinator Benjamin Breault 860-512-3229
Enrollment Services Coordinator Samantha Plourd 860-512-3226
Enrollment Services Coordinator Mariah Thomas 860-512-3216
Enrollment Services Aide   860-512-3227

Admissions Office Hours

Monday and Thursday      8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday      8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday     10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday      8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.