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.

I am an Incoming Transfer Student

A student who wishes to transfer credit from another institution of higher learning to MCC in order to complete the requirements for a degree or certificate.

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Students may complete an application online.  In submitting an application for admission, students will also need to provide:

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

Documents can be sent to

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 required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using the processing code of 001392, and are encouraged to apply for financial aid.

Students must be admitted to a degree program and provide proof of high school graduation or GED 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

  • Request online: Each institution is different. Visit your previous institutions’ websites for instructions on how to order online transcripts.  Please note that not all institutions participate in sending digital transcripts.
  • Complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request if you would like to have prior college transcript(s) evaluated, and credits transferred to MCC.

For transfer students, or others with previous college credits, please have your transcripts sent to MCC. The fastest way to transmit transcripts is electronically.

  • Mail: 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. If you didn’t declare a major on your application, please complete the Declare a Major form to update your application material. Your major will play a role in which credits are transferred to MCC. Only those credits required for your major will be transferred.
  • If you are an incoming transfer student who is not in a degree program, your transcript will not undergo an official evaluation. The Admissions office will review your transcript for prerequisite courses (typically mathematics and/or English) and request the necessary waivers.

Step 5: Complete Transfer Credit Evaluations

  • Transfer credit evaluations will be completed within five to seven business days after receiving your official transcript and your Transfer Credit Evaluation Request.
  • Evaluation criteria include:
    • Courses must be from an accredited college or university.
    • A grade of C- or better (and in some cases C or better) is required.
    • Previous courses must be comparable to MCC courses.
    • Specialized courses may require extended evaluation.
    • Awarded credits cannot be removed from your transcripts.
    • Regardless of the number of credits transferred in, 15 credits must be taken at MCC in order to receive an associate degree.
    • Developmental mathematics and English courses will be used for placement purposes only.
  • When your transcript has been evaluated, you will receive an email from the MCC Admissions office. 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

After receiving your email confirmation from the Admissions office, you will be enrolled in the New Student Orientation course which all incoming transfer students are required to complete. The orientation will teach you how to navigate our college’s procedures and tools, how to register for classes, and how to connect with an MCC Academic Advisor.   During the session, you will do the following:

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.