Early college student Kailee McGarvey


Complete and Submit an Admission Application 


Students must contact their high schools and all previously attended colleges to arrange for official transcripts.


Students may transfer courses to MCC from other accredited institutions. Visit Transfer Course Expirations for specific guidelines. Home Schooled Students must submit a Self Declaration form along with a high school transcript.


Visit Career Center Articulations for specific articulation information for area high schools and career centers.


MCC gives credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes and College Level Exam Program tests (CLEP) when required test scores are demonstrated. Official test score transcripts should be sent to MCC Registrar Office.


Explore Funding Options

A High School diploma, or G.E.D. completion, is required to receive Financial Aid/Students Loans.


For further assistance, visit the MCC Financial Aid office online or in-person on MCC's Sidney campus.


Complete Assessment Testing

Complete Assessment Testing


MCC administers the ACCUPLACER assessment to gauge reading, math and writing skills. The scores obtained through the Accuplacer assessment may meet course prerequisites. Students must be accepted to the college prior to taking the assessment. 


Attend Orientation

New students must participate in orientation prior to class registration at MCC and can do so anytime online through the Montcalm Community College Online Orientation form. Orientation introduces MCC services and resources available to facilitate student success. 


M​eet with an Academic Counselor 

Academic counselors are available to assist students with scheduling classes, planning for transfers and other academic endeavors. To schedule an appointment:


Register for Classes

Register for classes by first completing web registration on the MyMontcalm student portal, then review the most current class schedule for course selection. Class options are greater at the beginning of each registration period, so early registration is highly recommended.


Please be aware that all new students must take and pass GNST 100 during their first semester at MCC.


Pay for Classes

Registration is not complete until the Financial Aid process is complete and tuition and fees are paid in full.


Purchase Textbooks

MCC offers a Barnes & Noble bookstore with all the essentials for class. To make purchasing books and supplies easier when you visit the MCC bookstore, bring along the following items:

  • Current class schedule
  • MCC student ID
  • Billing statement