New 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 a New Student 

A student who has never attended another college or university and is attending Manchester Community College for the first time. Applicants who are currently attending high school should apply to the college and begin the enrollment process. Upon graduation, the student should ask the high school to submit an official transcript with the date of graduation to the Admissions office.

Step 1: Apply for Admission 

Students may obtain, apply and submit their completed application online at myCommNet, the college’s online student information system.

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)

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: Take the Assessment Test/Submit SAT Scores 

English and mathematics assessment tests are required for all degree and certificate candidates after they have been accepted for admission. Tests must be taken prior to registration as the results will help determine your proper placement in college-level English and mathematics.  After you receive your acceptance letter, which will include your Banner student ID number, go online to schedule an assessment test appointment

An exemption to taking the assessment test may be granted for the following:

  • Completion of a college English composition or college mathematics course with a grade of “C-” or better (a copy of the official college transcript/grade report is required as verification).
  • Achieving the minimum or above SAT scores. 

Exemptions may be applied for by completing the Assessment Test Exemption form and are approved through the Admissions office, SSC L156. For partial testing — English only or mathematics only — the approved exemption form must be presented to the test administrator before testing. The approved exemption form must also be presented during registration.

Step 4: Sign Up for New Student Orientation and Register for Classes

To get you off to a great start, all new students are required to attend an informational, two-hour New Student Orientation session. During this session, you will first learn about the college and then register for classes.

Have you:

  • applied for admission and received your Banner ID and
  • taken your assessment test or provided your SAT test results to the Admissions office?

If so, go to New Student Orientation and sign up.

Step 5: 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.