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.

Campus Tours & Information Sessions

Tours: The Admissions office offers guided campus tours for prospective students and their families, group tours for high school students, and other specialty tours. Contact Takia S. Lugo to schedule an appointment at 860-512-3218.

Campus tours for large high school and community groups are held on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.  Counselors or teachers who would like to reserve a spot to bring a group of students to MCC can schedule a date by contacting Takia S. Lugo by calling 860-512-3218.

Information Sessions: We will be hosting information sessions throughout the fall semester. The session will include a presentation on admissions, registration, and financial aid and will conclude with a campus tour. They will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates in the Arts, Sciences and Technology Center (AST), room E202:

October 8 and 29
November 12 and 26
December 10 and 17

To get to AST, E202, it is easiest to park in the West lot and come in through the tower. Go up the stairs and the room is located directly at the top of the stairs.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!


Title Name Phone
General Information   860-512-3210
Associate Director of Admissions Samantha Plourd 860-512-3214
Secretary II Katherine Jones 860-512-3213
Assistant Director of Disability Services and Testing Georgette Hyman 860-512-3596
Enrollment Services Coordinator Takia S. Lugo 860-512-3218
Enrollment Services Coordinator Elijah A. Oliver 860-512-3215
Enrollment Services Coordinator Mariah Thomas 860-512-3216
Enrollment Services Coordinator Joy Thompson 860-512-3226
Director of Strategic Enrollment Management Sara Vincent 860-512-3212


Admissions Office Hours

Day of the week Time open
Monday, Wednesday, 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.

Campus Security

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (referred to as the Clery Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose crime statistics for crimes occurring either on or in the immediate area of campus to new and prospective students.