Incoming Transfer Student

Whether your goal is to obtain a degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, learn new skills for job advancement or simply take a course for your own personal enrichment, you can make it happen at MCC.

Manchester Community College is becoming CT State Manchester on July 1, 2023. The CT State admissions application is now open for Fall 2023 enrollment.

Select an application below based on when you’d like to enroll.

All continuing, degree-seeking students will become CT State students as of July 1, 2023.

I am an Incoming Transfer Student

Any student who has previously attended another institution of higher learning and would like to transfer credits into MCC in order to complete the requirements for a degree or certificate.

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Students must first apply online.  In addition to submitting an application, students will need to provide:

  • proof of high school graduation or GED from an approved secondary school
  • immunization verification of two doses each of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) vaccines

Documents can be sent to

Spring 2023 applicants who previously attended another CT Community College must provide a copy of high school completion documentation. 

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 in-state tuition rate. The Admissions office may require proof of residency.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

All students are strongly encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using the processing code of 001392.

Students must be enrolled into to a degree program with proof of high school graduation or GED and immunization verification on file to be eligible for financial aid. 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 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 for this payment. See Financial Aid for more details.

Step 3: Send Your Official Transcripts to MCC’s Admissions Office

Each institution is different, and it’s best to visit your previous institutions’ websites for instructions on how to order transcripts. Please note that not that institutions participate in sending digital transcripts.

Complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request  if you would like to have prior college transcripts evaluated for transfer of credits. This form is required for re-evaluations as well.

  • Electronic transcripts must be sent directly to MCC from the institution to be considered official. If a student receives and downloads a transcript and using the secured password, the transcript will no longer be considered official, and courses will not be transferred until an official copy is received.
  • Sealed (unopened) official transcripts should be mailed to Manchester Community College Admissions Office, Great Path MS #12, P.O. Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045.

Step 4: Verify Your Degree Program

  • Declaring a major is important, and if you didn’t declare a major on your application, please complete the Declare a Major form to change your declared major. This will play a role in which credits are transferred to MCC, as only those credits required for your major will be transferred.
  • If you are not enrolled in a degree program, the transcript will be evaluated for prerequisite courses (typically mathematics and/or English) and waivers. Submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request to have transcripts evaluated under a degree program.

Step 5: Complete Transfer Credit Evaluations

Both official college transcripts and a completed Transfer Credit Evaluation Request must be received prior to evaluation. Courses from a regionally – accredited institution will be transferred provided the criteria outlined below is met:

  • Grade of C- or higher
  • Previous courses comparable to MCC courses.
  • Specialized courses may require extended evaluation.
  • Awarded credits cannot be removed from your transcript.

Please note, developmental English and Mathematic courses are used for placement purposes only, and a minimum of 15 credits must be completed at MCC to earn an associate degree or certificate, regardless of the courses transferred in.

Evaluation of official college transcripts are completed within five to seven business days, and you’ll receive an email from the Admissions Office thereafter. You can log in to myCommNet to view your accepted credits and degree progress in Degree Works.

Step 6: Complete New Student Orientation and Register for Classes

Once admitted, you’ll receive an email from the Admissions Office regarding New Student Orientation (NSO). The NSO should be completed prior to your Guided Pathways Advising (GPA) appointment.

For more information, go to New Student Orientation.

Step 7: Pay for College

For the Fall/Spring semesters, tuition is due 21 days prior to the start of the semester.  After the tuition due date, payment is required within 24 hours of registration.

For the Winter/Summer sessions, payment is required at the time of registration.

Payments can be made online through myCommNet or in-person at the Bursar’s office, SSC L165.  A secure night deposit box and envelopes are available for payments made after the office is closed. Students who have applied for/are receiving financial aid should ensure that they have met all requirements/accepted their financial aid award prior to the tuition due date.

Payment plans are also available for students registered for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Please visit Paying for College for more information.

Important: Payment is due within 24 hours of registration. Failure to pay tuition and fees within this time may result in your classes being canceled.