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.

Manchester Community College became CT State Manchester on July 1, 2023.

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

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 complete the 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)

The fastest way to send your records is via email 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: Take the Assessment Test/Submit SAT Scores

Due to the campus closure, assessment testing is currently unavailable.  In lieu of testing, we are placing students based on a combination of GPA and SAT/ACT Scores.

Please send all high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, or college transcripts to the Admissions Office via email at, via Naviance or via Parchment.

  • SAT/ACT Scores: MCC reviews the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score, the breakdown of Reading and Writing Scores, and the Match Score.
  • High School Transcripts: Students that have graduated within the last ten years can request transcripts from their high schools.
  • GED Transcripts:  MCC reviews the Reasoning Through Language Arts and Mathematical Reasoning scores.
  • College Transcripts: Official transcripts will be evaluated based on your declared major.  Electronic transcripts sent from the sending institution (not to the student and then forwarded) are preferred at this time.
  • If English is not the primary language you read and write: We will assist you in selecting the appropriate English course to ensure your academic success. Send us your contact information and an English specialist will connect with you with further information.

Step 4: Complete New Student Orientation

The virtual New Student Orientation takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete and is designed for all new and transfer students to get acquainted with student success resources, campuses, and policies and procedures. It can be accessed at New Student Orientation.

Step 5: Attend a New Student Workshop, Meet with a Guided Pathways Advisor and Register for Classes

Prior to registering for an on-campus New Student Workshop, please ensure placement documents and transcripts are on file with the Admissions office.  This will ensure you receive the best advising experience.  Without placement information and/or transfer credits in the system, the Guided Pathways Advising team will be limited in how they can assist you.

NEW STUDENT WORKSHOPS ARE NOW CLOSED. Instead, please schedule an appointment with a Guided Pathways Advisor.

Step 6: 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.