Getting Started at MCC
Step 1: Apply for Admissions
Complete the online admissions application.
- New students will need to complete an admissions application. Once the application has been processed e-mails will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the application. These e-mails will include your MCC ID number, login information for the MCC student information system JICS/myMohave along with orientation information.
- Students who are returning after more than a one-year absence will need to complete an admissions application.
- All student applicants default to out-of-state tuition rates. Students seeking in-state or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rates or any Arizona state-based financial aid must be prepared to submit proof of Citizenship and Arizona Residency. The student will receive an email with instructions on what documentation is needed and how the student can submit these documents. For more information regarding residency, see Residency Requirements.
- Transfer students must submit an official transcript of prior credit attempted or earned at all other colleges or universities for evaluations. See Transcript Evaluation Criteria for all necessary steps to have an official transcript evaluated.
For additional information visit the Admissions webpage and/or call MCC Connect.
Step 2: Plan for Payment
- Federal Financial Aid: To help make college more affordable, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA requires MCC’s Federal School Code: 011864. Graduation from an accredited high school or completion of GED is required for federal financial aid.
- Scholarships: Scholarships are available for new, continuing and incoming transfer students at MCC. Visit MCC’s scholarship website for application instructions and deadlines.
- NetPartner is your key to success in managing your financial aid account at MCC, understanding which documents are required for processing, and reviewing the status of your financial aid awards. MCC recommends that you check NetPartner at least weekly for updates. In addition, emails will be sent requesting you to check NetPartner when action is required on your part.
- MCC provides services to qualified active duty military, veterans, and dependents who may be eligible for educational assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For additional information, visit Qualified Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Dependents’ Education Benefits in the Financial Information section of the catalog, see Veteran Services online, and/or call MCC Connect.
- 100% payment for credit class enrollment must be made by the published due date. Prior to the published due date, multiple partial payments can be made as long as the balance is received in full by the due date.
- If payment is not made by the due date, courses will be dropped and the student will need to re-enroll in the course(s) when a payment method is established. The college is not responsible if any course is full and the student’s schedule cannot be duplicated. To avoid this frustration, students should ensure that payment arrangements are made by the payment due date.
- A convenient payment plan is available online with Nelnet Business Solutions. It allows the student to enter into a financial contract with an outside party to spread their payments over time.
- If fees will be paid by a third party, it is the responsibility of the student to make sure all required documentation is received by the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment due date. Financial aid will only be available after all of the required documents have been submitted and processed by the Financial Aid Office.
- Some programs, courses, and activities at MCC have additional fees associated with them. For a complete list of fees and tuition rates, see the Fees and the Tuition Rates sections in the catalog.
For additional information visit the Financial Information section in the Student Handbook, or Financial Aid and/or call MCC Connect.
Step 3: Complete Placement Test
Each campus at Mohave Community College has a testing center where students can take the placement test and any other assessments assigned by individual programs.
- All first-time students must complete the placement test in reading, writing, and math. Note: Students may use their ACT/SAT scores within a two-year period, or High School GPA within a three-year period.
- To view the criteria for placement refer to the MCC Placement Guide.
- Placement test scores are valid for two years from the date of the most recent assessment.
- After a student takes the placement test, he/she may retest once per subject per semester. The scores on the subsequent retest are recorded. The highest score received within a period of two years is used.
- For the math portion of the placement test, a student who scores below their desired range and chooses to reassess must do so using Pearson Education’s MyMathTest.
- For the Reading or Writing portion of the placement test, a student who scores below their desired range on either or both tests may choose to reassess using the Writeplacer exam.
Transfer students must submit an official transcript of prior credit earned at another college or university or complete a placement test. See Transcript Evaluation Criteria for all the necessary steps to have an official transcript evaluated. Placement test may be waived for the following reasons:
- Students who enroll for a core curriculum course and provide an advisor with a transcript or diploma that shows completion of an accredited associate’s degree (or higher) at the time of registration.
- Transfer students who provide current COMPASS, ASSET, or Accuplacer test scores.
- Transfer students whose official transcripts list the equivalent English or math courses with a grade of’ “C” or better.
- Students who have the appropriate ACT/SAT scores for English and math.
For the cost of the placement test, see the Testing Services webpage or the Fees section in the Financial Information of the MCC Catalog. For further information concerning MCC’s assessment policy, call MCC Connect.
Step 4: Academic Advising
Advisors provide students with the information and resources necessary for a successful academic experience at MCC. Participants can learn about MCC’s degree and certificate programs and the importance of test scores. In addition, students can get tips on how to choose classes, ideas on how to build a semester schedule, and strategies on how to register for classes. In addition, advisors will:
- Provide information regarding the nature and purpose of higher education.
- Discuss how to pay for college.
- Complete an unofficial evaluation of transfer credits.
- Define and refine educational goals and objectives.
- Illustrate the consequences of alternative courses of action.
- Encourage students to become active participants in their educational planning and college careers.
- Identify and provide assistance addressing transfer issues.
- Interpret assessment scores for proper course placement.
- Deliver accurate verbal and written information on majors and program requirements.
For additional information regarding the role of an advisor and academic advising, visit Academic Advising under the Student Resources section of this catalog or the Student Handbook.
Step 5: Registration
Registration is the process of selecting courses online or submitting a completed registration form. Registration is regarded as a commitment to comply with all regulations of the college. Students may not attend a class unless they are officially registered in the course.
When planning course schedules and deciding on the number of courses to take, it is important that the student consider his/her individual abilities, work obligations, family obligations, and commitments to other outside activities. Lecture-type courses routinely require three hours of outside work for each hour spent in class.
- Dates to register are designated in the Academic Calendar. See Course Schedule for courses being offered and their Course Delivery Options.
- Students must meet the prerequisites and/or corequisites listed in the Course Descriptions section of the catalog.
- Students receiving Financial Aid should make every effort to register for all courses (including accelerated or late-start courses) prior to the Financial Aid census date (the last day of drop week for 16-week courses). For more information see Enrollment and Financial Aid.
- New students who have completed the admissions application and new student orientation may register online in the MCC student information system, JICS/myMohave. For step-by-step instructions, see Registering for Courses.
- New students must register for STU 103 - How to Survive and Thrive in College in the first semester of enrollment.
- A student who is returning with less than a one-year absence may register online in the MCC student information system, JICS/myMohave.
- Students may enroll in a course up to the day before the course begins.
- To ensure that students have every opportunity for success in courses, academic loads are controlled. A student may enroll for up to 18 credit hours per semester. Enrollment in excess of 18 credit hours requires the approval of the campus dean. A student may enroll for up to nine credit hours for a summer term which can be eight weeks or less. Enrollment in excess of nine credit hours requires the approval of the campus dean.
- To complete an Associate’s degree in two years, it is necessary to successfully complete 32-34 program credits each year. For students who plan to attend only during the fall and spring semesters (no summer term), it is necessary to average 15-17 program credits each semester.
Students needing additional assistance may visit their local campus or call MCC Connect.
Step 6: Attend Class
- Students will be dropped from classes that they do not attend on the first meeting day of an on-ground course or for non-participation during the first week of an online course.
- A student may appeal this action within a week of being dropped for non-attendance (on-ground) or non-participation (online) by contacting the campus dean.
Note: A class that has been dropped due to non-attendance can affect a student’s financial aid or VA education benefits. If you have any questions regarding the effects of a dropped class, please call MCC Connect.
NOTE: CHECK YOUR MCC EMAIL DAILY FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR REGISTRATION, FINANCIAL AID AND COLLEGE PROCEDURES