Senior Citizen

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 a Senior Citizen

A student who is age 62 or older may register for up to 2 credit courses on a space-available basis the day before the start of classes during the Fall and Spring semesters and receive waivers for in-state tuition, the college service fee and the student activity fee. Waivers do not apply to mandatory usage fees, Summer and Winter sessions or non-credit courses taught through the Continuing Education and Workforce Development division.

 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.

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 waiver. The Admissions office may require proof of residency.

Step 2: Register for Classes

Students should review the course selection and requirements prior to registering.  A schedule of courses is available online. Additionally, course descriptions and prerequisites can be found in the academic catalog.

For students taking a single course or in a non-degree status, an unofficial transcript of previous coursework from another institution may be used to demonstrate proof of having met course prerequisites for courses other than English 101 or Math 138.

Senior citizen registration date is always the day before the start of  classes for the semester; for example, if classes start January 21, registration for senior citizens is January 20.

To register for classes, complete the fillable Class Schedule Registration form.  and email it to  It’s important to list additional class choices in the event that your first choice is not available. Please indicate on your registration form that you are eligible for the senior citizen waiver.  Once you are registered, you can access your schedule by logging into myCommNet.