High School Students

High school students have the opportunity to take courses at MCC while still enrolled in high school. Eligible students can expand or supplement their high school education, start their college education early, or take classes for personal enrichment. After completing MCC courses, high school students tend to be more confident, able to perform better in high school classes, and are more prepared for college, academically, socially, and intellectually.

By taking classes at this stage of education, those credits can be applied to an MCC degree or be transferred to most other colleges/universities. Depending on the number of classes taken, students can graduate with a college degree and pursue a career earlier, being more marketable to employers. In addition, high school students add a different perspective to the classroom, enriching the education of others.

Experience gained at MCC cannot be replicated in any other setting. We always encourage the right student to take advantage of this opportunity and to utilize the great resource that we are.

High school students have the opportunity to take courses at MCC and earn college credit. To be eligible to take a course, a few requirements must first be met:


  • Be in the junior or senior year of high school.
  • Complete an MCC application and submit in person to the Admissions office; high school students cannot apply online.
  • Submit a high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from a school counselor.
  • Prove eligibility either through standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) or through the Assessment Test taken here at MCC.
  • Meet with an admissions officer for approval to register.


  • High school students can only register after meeting with an admissions officer.
  • Students may take up to 8 credits per semester.
  • High school students can take classes during any semester (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, on campus or online).
  • Once eligibility is approved, you may register at any time.


Students are required to pay in full for the tuition, fees, books and supplies, and transportation. Students in the College Career Pathways and High School Partnership programs receive a tuition waiver with approval.

For eligible high school students, scholarships are available from the MCC Foundation. For more information, download and complete the High School Student Foundation Scholarship Application.

Transfer Credit

Students can apply the earned credit to an MCC degree track or you can transfer the credit to another institution. To transfer the credit, you will need to request an official transcript to be sent to the institution. You can request it electronically or print a transcript request form to request a hard copy.


Admissions Office: 860-512-3210
Email: Admissions