Non-Degree 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 Non-degree Student

A student who is interested in enrolling in individual credit courses but not interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program. Students will typically select these courses for personal enrichment, to learn new skills for job advancement or because they need the course to transfer to a four-year college or university. Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial aid or Veterans benefits and are limited to taking under 12 credits per semester.

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Students may complete an application online.

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: Determine Course Placement

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 ma-admissions@manchestercc.edu, 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.
  • ESL Students: We want to make sure that we have the opportunity to place you in the proper course sequencing.  Please take a moment to give us some more information!

Note: If you have taken courses at another school, please make sure to send a copy of your official transcript to the Admissions office.

Step 3: Sign Up for Next Step Advising and Register for Classes

Non-degree students who wish to speak with an academic advisor and register for classes can do so by speaking with an Advisor.  Advisors can be reached at geninfocounseling@manchestercc.edu.

Course registration is also available through myCommNet.

Step 4: 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.