Adult Students

Retrain for a new career in as little as 4-9 months or earn academic credits that will easily transfer to four-year institutions.

Why MCC?

  • Choose from several areas of study to prepare you for a new or better career
  • You’re busy! Options of when and where to attend is important
  • Affordable tuition and convenient payment plans
    • Study Opportunities for Adults and Mature Citizens (SAM) STUDENTS Any legal resident of Muskegon County, 60 years of age or older before the first day of the semester in which admission is sought, is eligible to receive a S.A.M. tuition waiver.  If you qualify, register for college credit or continuing education classes which are eligible for state reimbursement.  You may be degree or non-degree seeking.  The S.A.M. waiver does not cover registration fees or any special class fees which are charged in addition to, or in place of tuition charge, nor does it cover the cost of books, supplies, or other instructional materials not included in the tuition charge.  The S.A.M. waiver is not retroactive.  Presentation of proof of age and residency to the Student Welcome Center prior to registration will establish your eligibility for the program.  Additional information and validation of residency/age can be obtained at the Student Welcome Center. S.A.M. students must meet the prerequisite requirements which may include placement testing.
  • Credit for your experience
    • Transfer Credits
    • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
    • Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
    • Military Experience
    • Life Experiential Learning (LEAP)
    • Proficiency Examination
  • Reverse Transfer
  • Employer/Agency Sponsors
  • Apprenticeships
  • Internships

Let’s Get Started

If you attended Muskegon Community College in the past, but it has been more than three years since your last class, you will need to apply for readmission.

  • Submit a final high school, GED, and/or college  transcript to MCC

MCC can only accept official transcripts, which can be sent to us through the online Docufide or Parchment systems, or mailed directly from your high school.

Please send official high school/GED transcripts to:

Enrollment Services
Muskegon Community College
221 S. Quarterline Rd. #108
Muskegon, MI 49442

Please send official college transcripts to:

Transfer Evaluation
Muskegon Community College
221 S Quarterline Rd. #100J
Muskegon, MI 49442

Apply for financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Worksheets to assist you are available at the Student Welcome Center.  Priority consideration is given to students who fill out the FAFSA by March 1 of each year.  The FAFSA should be filled out each academic year that you plan to attend classes.  Financial Aid for Summer classes requires a special request form be filled out which is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Call Testing Services at (231)777-0394 to schedule a time. Placement assessments are in Reading, Writing, and Math. You may be exempt from portions of the placement test if you meet one of the following:

Reading 19+ 25+ 1 or 2
Writing 19+ 26+ 1 or 2
Math 19+ 26+ 1 or 2

PLEASE NOTE: All placement scores have a three-year limit

Transfer Students: 15 or more college credits (100 level or higher) with a minimum 2.0 GPA will waive some placement testing, please see a counselor.

College Guest Students need to fill out the Michigan Uniform Guest Application and have their home college Registrar sign the form to waive placement test scores.  The form should be turned in to the Enrollment Services office at MCC.

Official ACT/SAT/MME scores or college transcripts must be on file to waive placement testing.

Prospective Nursing Students cannot use MME scores or college credits to waive the reading test

Orientation for new students is mandatory for any new students seeking credentials (certificate or degree) to MCC, transfer students with less than 12 earned credits, or new dual enrolled/early college students.

MCC counselors specialize in specific areas of study to better help students determine which classes are necessary for the degree or program they are pursuing. Make an appointment with an academic counselor in Room 101, or call (231) 777-0362.

Log in to MyMCC using your new username and password. If you need help registering for classes, the staff at the Student Welcome Center will assist you.

Muskegon Community College has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to offer electronic transcripts through an online ordering system. NOTE: There is a $5 fee per transcript recipient via major credit card or debit card.

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