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Thank you for your interest in Manchester Community College. To be admitted to the College and register for classes you will need to take the following six steps:

How To Apply

Important: Continuing, re-admitted or students transferring from another Connecticut community college do not need to pay the $20 application fee.

Students may apply online at www.online.commnet.edu, or by downloading the printable application and submitting it to the Admissions office by mail or fax (860) 512-3221, or come to the Admissions office and we will process your application while you wait. Proof of high school graduation or GED, MMRV immunization records and a $20 application fee are required. Students transferring to MCC from another college or university must have an official transcript sent to the Admissions office for a transcript evaluation. An unofficial transcript may be used to demonstrate proof of having met course pre-requisites, for students taking a single course or in a non-degree, non-matriculated status.


Requirements for Admission

An applicant must be a graduate of an approved secondary school, hold a secondary equivalency diploma, or be a college graduate. 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 benefit of the in-state tuition rate. The Admissions Office may require proof of residency.

All new applicants must complete an MCC Admissions Application; pay a one-time, non-refundable $20 application fee; provide proof of high school or college graduation or GED and submit proof of 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella and varicella immunizations to be accepted into a degree program, to be eligible for financial aid, and/or to graduate. Applicants currently enrolled in high school should apply to the College early, and begin the enrollment process, which includes assessment testing and/or submission of SAT scores (if applicable), completion of the financial aid (FAFSA) process, advising, registration and payment of tuition and fees. Upon graduation, please ask your high school to send an official transcript, with a date of graduation, to the Admissions office for proof of high school completion.

Admission of Online Students Who Do Not Reside in Connecticut

Manchester Community College is fully compliant with the requirements of the Higher Education Act of 2011, which requires MCC to have an agreement in place outlining the acceptance of online coursework offered by MCC with the higher education agency or governing board of the state of residence for a student seeking admission to MCC.

State-to-State Agreements are currently in place with the following states:

Arizona

California

Colorado

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Hawaii

Idaho

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Mississippi

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Vermont

Virginia

Wisconsin

If you are seeking to enroll in an online course and reside in a state not reflected here, please contact Cynthia Zeldner, 860-512-3214 for information regarding the status of an agreement for that particular state.

Students taking only online courses need not submit immunization information.


Health Careers

Students interested in pursuing a health career must fill out a separate Health Careers application in addition to the MCC new student application. There is no charge for the health career application. Health Career applications are available in the Admissions Office and for download. Applications for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology programs are accepted all year long. Please consult program coordinators for specific deadlines. Completed Health Careers applications should be sent to Teresa Blake tblake@manchestercc.edu, (860) 512-2704, in the Allied Health Department, MS# 17. A separate application is not required for the Therapeutic Recreation and Health and Exercise Science programs. For more information, please contact the Program Cooordinator.

Transfer Students

If seeking transfer credit, students must meet all application requirements, be currently enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program, and provide official transcripts from all colleges, universities or ESL programs attended. Students interested in having their prior college transcript evaluated, and courses transferred to their MCC transcript, must have an official transcript sent to the Admissions office. A preliminary evaluation may be emailed to a student, upon request, and used for advising purposes. After a transcript has been evaluated, students may meet with an advisor in the Counseling and Advising Center during walk-in hours: Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30 pm or Wednesday 9:30 – 12:00 pm, or contact their Program Coordinator for advising.

Students interested in taking courses at MCC, who are enrolled in another college or university, and do not intend to transfer courses to MCC, do not need to submit an official college transcript but must show proof of having met pre-requisites (an unoffical transcript or online print-out is sufficient). Please call 860-512-3217 or 860-512-3214 for additional information.

Re-admit Students

Students who are returning after a two-year or more absence must complete a new application, but do not have to pay the $20 application fee. Students who have applied and never registered at MCC must complete a re-application form but do not pay the $20 application fee.

Home-schooled Students

Applicants to Manchester Community College who have completed home schooling must meet the same requirements as any other applicant; these include, but are not necessarily limited to, completing an application; paying the one-time, non-refundable $20 application fee; and submitting proof of measles/rubella and varicella immunizations. In addition, the applicant must submit either a federal or state equivalency diploma or a summary of the secondary program of study they pursued, and a certificate of successful completion thereof, signed by the parent or other provider of the home schooling.

Applicants who have ever attended a secondary school must also submit a copy of that transcript, whether or not they may have graduated from there.

Applicants who are in the process of home schooling, but who have not as yet completed the equivalent of a high school education, should contact Jospeh Mesquita, in the Admissions Office at 860-512-3215. or email jmesquita@mcc.commnet.edu.

Non-degree Students

Students who are interested in enrolling in individual credit courses, but who are not interested in pursuing a degree or certificate program, may elect to enroll as non-degree, non-matriculating students. Students applying as non-degree students must complete the Admissions Application and pay the one-time, non refundable $20 application fee.

Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial aid or veterans benefits.


Step 2. Apply for Financial Aid

Students must be matriculated in a degree program and provide proof of high school completion, GED, or an associate or bachelor's degree to be eligible for financial aid. Applications should be submitted as soon after January 1 as possible. Priority deadlines for financial aid are May 15 for the fall semester or 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 Finanical Aid, students may be re-imbursed this payment. A payment plan is available for those students regietering for six semester hours or more. Please visit the Bursar's office to make payment plan arrangements. See Financial Aid for more details.


Step 3. Take the Assessment Test

After you receive your acceptance letter with your Banner student ID number, go online to schedule an assessment test appointment. The test will help to determine your proper placement in college level mathematics and English. After you have completed the assessment test, you will schedule an appointment for academic advising and registration.

Exemptions must be applied for via the Assessment Testing Exemption Request and are approved through the Admissions Office, room Lowe L156.

An exemption 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 college transcript/grade report is required as verification).
  • Achieving a score of 450 or above on the verbal/critical reading portion of the SAT exam and/or a score of 500 or above on the math portion of the SAT exam.

Students age 62 or older do not have to take the assessment tests.

For partial testing - mathematics only or English only - the approved exemption form must be presented to the test administrator before testing. The approved test exemption form must also be presented during registration.


Step 4. Meet with an Academic Advisor

After you complete the assessment test or have submitted SAT scores that exempt you from testing, new students are to schedule a Student Advising appointment at www.manchestercc.edu/ui/nss.

Transfer students may meet with an advisor after having a prior college transcript evaluated by the Admissions office and bringing it to the Advising & Counseling Center:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Did you get a testing exemption? Please bring your exemption form with you to the advising seminar. At the seminar, an academic advisor will review your test scores, help you select, and assist you in registering for your classes.


Step 5. Register for Classes

New students can register after meeting with an advisor. Transfer students are not required to meet with an advisor for program and/or course selection but may schedule a meeting by calling the Counseling Center at 860-512-3220. Students interested in transferring credits to MCC should have their prior college transcript evaluated in the Admissions office before meeting with an advisor. Please bring the preliminary evaluation with you to your advising meeting. Students who are not pursing a degree or certificate at MCC, plan to register for 11 credits or fewer, have been exempted from the test, and/or meet all the requirements for testing and immunizations can register on-line or in-person.


Step 6. Pay

Immediately after registering please go to the Bursar's window (Lowe L-165) with your payment for tuition and/or fees or pay online at myCommnet. A secured night deposit box and envelopes are available for payments made after the Cashier's Office is closed. Financial Aid students must accept their award prior to registering for classes.

Important: Payment is due at time of registration. Failure to pay tuition and fees by the close of business day will result in your classes being cancelled. If you have applied for or have received financial aid, you must pay your fees at the time of registration or your classes will be cancelled.


When To File The Application

The College is currently accepting applications for winter intersession and the spring 2014 semester. If you are applying:

  • for financial aid, all students must first apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For assistance or for financial aid information, please call 860-512-3380 or go to room Lowe 177.
  • for Health Careers, contact Theresa Blake at 860-512-2704.
  • for the High School Partnership, contact Cynthia Zeldner at 860-512-3214 (Lowe L-157).
  • As an international student, contact Joe Mesquita at 860-512-3215 (Lowe L-156) for F-1 student visas.
  • As a new, re-admit, or transfer student, and have questions, please contact Ben Breault at 860-512-3229.
  • Interested in receiving an official transcript evaluation, contact Cynthia K. Zeldner at 860-512-3214.

How to File the Application or Contact the MCC Admissions office :

  • Mail:
    Manchester Community College
    Admissions Office, MS#12
    Great Path, PO Box 1046
    Manchester, CT 06045-1046
  • In Person: Lowe Building, Room L156
  • Telephone: 860-512-3210 or 860-512-3229
  • Fax: 860-512-3221
  • E-Mail: czeldner@manchestercc.edu

Admissions Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 - 2:00 pm

Registrar's Hours
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am- 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 - 2:00 pm


We look forward to receiving your application and helping you in any way we can. Thank you for making MCC your college of choice.

Peter C. Harris
Director of Enrollment Management

Cynthia K. Zeldner
Associate Director of Admissions

Last Update: March 05 2014
For additional information, contact: Admissions Office at 860-512-3210