Becoming a New Student at MCC is easy!
Most programs are open enrollment, which means that the only admission requirements are your application, application fee and official high school transcript or GED. Not sure what program to choose? Review the programs of study or make an appointment to speak to an admissions counselor.
matriculate (ma·tric·u·late): to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree.
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1 Applying for Admission
Apply online at anytime after creating an account. A non-refundable fee of
$20.00 is required.
Download, print, complete and submit with a $20.00 non-refundable fee made payable to Manchester Community College.
Apply in Person
Apply in person with help from one of our Admissions Counselors. A non-refundable fee of $20.00 is required.
2 Applying for Financial Aid
Paying for college can be a challenge and to help you meet your college expenses, MCC participates in all forms of Federal Financial Aid. Applying and collecting all documentation early is important. All new students are encouraged to take a few moments to review the following information:
- What is Financial Aid exactly?
- How do I apply?
- Online Resources
- Federal Financial Aid Estimator
- Loan Calculator
Important Codes for Applying for Financial Aid
FAFSA Title IV Code: 002582
3 Assessment & Testing
Once you have submitted your application, you should plan to take the Accuplacer course placement assessment test through the Center for Academic Placement and Support (CAPS). They are located in Room 268 and can be reached at (603) 206-8140.
Please note that a $20.00 non-refundable fee is required to take the Accuplacer. The test itself will take approximately two (2) hours to complete.
4 Advising & Registration
Once you have been accepted into a program and completed the placement test, you can begin the advising and registration process.
The first time you register for classes you will need to meet with an academic advisor prior to registering for your classes online via the Student Information System (SIS). All students are always encouraged to meet with advisors prior to registering for the next semester to ensure that you are making progress towards your program of study and your educational goals.
If you have earned prior college credit, please forward an official college transcript to the Office of Admissions. An official transfer credit evaluation will be completed and mailed out to you by the Academic Affairs office. (Ask your college to include your current name on the transcript as this will allow us to process your application more quickly.)
5 Paying for Classes
If you chose to apply for financial aid and have been accepted into a program, you will receive your Financial Aid Award Letter (please allow 2-3 weeks for processing). Your Award Letter will detail the type of financial aid package you are eligible for. Please note that you must have returned all required financial aid documents, including your Award Letter, by the payment deadline in order to ensure you are not dropped from classes. If your financial aid process is not complete by the payment deadline, you will need to have alternative payment arrangements to cover tuition costs.
MCC provides a variety of payment options for students. The Bursar's office can help you decide how to combine scholarships, awarded financial aid and your own personal funds to cover your tuition costs.
Veterans and Active Military Duty Personnel
6 Attend Orientation
All new students are encouraged to join us on campus for New Student Orientation (parents are welcome as well!).