Guide to Getting Started



Send Transcripts

Have an official copy of transcripts sent to MCC's Student Services Department at studentservices@ or by mail to 2800 College Drive Sidney, MI 48885.

  • High School and Other Transcripts: 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 School: Home Schooled Students must submit a Self Declaration form along with a high school transcript.
  • Career Center: Visit Career Center Articulations for specific articulation information for area high schools and career centers.
  • AP and CLEP: 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 the attention of the MCC Registrar Office at 2800 College Dr. Sidney, MI 48885.


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.


Access Your Account

Visit to complete and submit a First Time Password Request to verify your personal information and get your MCC password. 


Once your password is set, visit and Login Here. Your MCC email address is your username. Check your MCC email (Outlook) often for important information.


Watch our step-by-step videos to learn more about accessing and navigating your MCC student account. Videos include:


For assistance, call the IT Help Desk at 989-328-1246.


Complete or Submit an Assessment

Assessment ensures that students start in courses they will be successful in. Assessment results do not impact your ability to enroll at MCC.


Accuplacer Assessment


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. 


To schedule your ACCUPLACER assessment, please contact the Student Success Center at 989-328-1264 or or register online here.


SAT Scores


SAT scores from the past five years may be used to waive all or some sections of the Accuplacer. Download your detailed SAT score report from and email it to


The following are the SAT scores (sub scores) needed to waive placement assessment:


Writing & language: 25

Reading: 25

Math: 26


The ACCUPLACER can also be waived if you transfer in equivalent college classes or a college degree.


Attend Orientation

New student orientation introduces students to MCC services and resources available to facilitate success as a student at MCC. Orientation is optional and offered online or in-person. Visit for information, or contact the Student Success Center at 989-328-1264 or


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 
Student Services Department