Accepted International Student Checklist

Congratulations on your acceptance to MCC! You can view our welcome packet here: International Welcome Packet

After acceptance to Muskegon Community College, you will proceed with the following steps:

STEP 1: Log into your MyMCC. 

  • You can obtain your username by going here:
    • PLEASE NOTE: As an international student, you do not have a Social Security Number, instead you will use the last four digits of your student ID number that you received in your acceptance letter
  • Your password will be your firstname initial + lastname initial + student ID# + !
      Example: The password for John Student with a student ID# 1234567 would be: js1234567!

STEP 2: Take the MCC Placement Test.

  • Call 231-777-0394 or email for an appointment.
  • Prepare for the placement test by going to to see the review materials.
  • PLEASE NOTE: you may be exempt from portions of the placement test if you meet one of the following requirements:
Reading 19+ 25+ 1 or 2

On both

Writing 19+ 26+
Math 19+ 26+ N/A
Transfer Students: 15 or more college credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA for the Reading portion.
  • Official ACT/SAT/MME/MEAP scores or college transcripts must be on file to waive placement testing.
  • All placement scores have a 3-year time limit.
  • Prospective nursing students cannot use the MEAP/MME scores or college credits to waive the reading test.

STEP 3: Complete Orientation.

  • Click here to complete orientation
  • Orientation is mandatory for all new students.
  • In addition to the mandatory Orientation, there will be a mandatory international student orientation after the semester starts.

STEP 4: Make a Counseling Appointment.

STEP 5: Register and Pay for Classes 

STEP 6: Schedule and meet with the Designated School Official (DSO) 

  • Call 231-777-0599 or making an appointment here
  • It is mandatory to meet with the DSO upon arrival not only for assistance with completing this checklist but to make sure rules and regulations in accordance with DHS, SEVIS and the college are being followed.
  • While listed as step 6, contact should remain consistent after acceptance. 

STEP 7: Prepare for classes 

  • Get your MyMCC One card two weeks after registering for classes.
  • Check your MCC email often for information and notifications
  • Familiarize yourself with Blackboard
  • Get your textbooks
Need help with your application, scheduling your orientation or other admissions questions?  Book an appointment with one of our admissions team members now!