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High School Senior Application Countdown


Department Hours

Mon: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tues - Thurs: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Welcome high school seniors!

The following steps will help prepare you for entering Muskegon Community College next fall. Most, if not all, high schools graduation dates will not be before the next summer semester starts. Therefore, you will need to either apply for the upcoming fall semester or complete the Dual Enrollment process for the summer semester.

So, you have finally reached your senior year of high school! The next six months will go fast, you will need to make some key decisions regarding your college plans. The Admissions office has compiled a handy checklist with some key dates and activities which you will need to be aware of before attending Muskegon Community College.

With over 80 programs and certificates, you will likely find exactly what interests you on our Explore Programs link to Explore Programs webpage. Sort by area of study, pathway, short-term and long-term programs, and a variety of other program characteristics.

We urge you to look at the list below and take positive steps to ensure your transition from high school to MCC is smooth and hassle-free. The Admissions office looks forward to helping you with the admissions process. Contact admissions@muskegoncc.edu or (231) 777-0366 if you need any assistance or clarifications.

AugustVisit Muskegon Community College! Schedule a campus tour, ask questions, and meet with the recruiter assigned to your particular high or home school.
September• Check with your high school Counselor or College Advisor for dates and times that a MCC
• Recruiter will be visiting your high school.
OctoberApply to MCC! It’s FREE!!!
• FAFSA opens! Go to www.studentaid.gov to complete the upcoming year’s FAFSA. Please visit the Financial Aid page for more information.
• Additionally, there will be a College Fair at MCC with over 50 different colleges and universities.
• Attend the Muskegon Community College EXPO at MCC to get a firsthand view of the college. A full tuition scholarship will be given away.
November• Visit MCC for College Visit Days. Check with your High School Counselor or College Advisor for dates.
• Enjoy Thanksgiving break!
DecemberCheck out scholarship opportunities at the MCC scholarship page.
January• Ensure that your financial aid and admissions files are complete! Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) to make sure the data is correct.
• If you haven’t done so already, don’t forget Student Orientation. It’s mandatory for students. This is one of the most important things you will attend.
FebruaryIf you haven’t already, don’t forget to submit your official ACT/SAT/MME  scores to the Testing Center. You can check your scores here for placement guidelines. To schedule a placement test Call (231) 777-0394 or email testingcenter@muskegoncc.edu.
April• Senior Visit Days start; seniors will complete testing, counseling, registration and orientation in the same day.
Fall registration will open at the end of April. Stay focused—this is no time for “Senioritis” to set in. Don’t wait to register or you may not get the courses you want! The Counseling Office will help you determine your academic plan if needed.
MayContinuation of Senior Visit Days. If you haven’t already registered for Fall classes, Don’t wait…classes will be filling fast.
JuneAgain, remember you should attend Student Orientation. This is one of the most important things you will attend next to your high school graduation.

Need help with your application, scheduling your orientation or other admissions questions? Book an appointment with one of our admissions team members now!

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