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    Jun 13, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2024-2025 
MCCC College Catalog 2024-2025


Admissions Policy

Monroe County Community College believes that liberal admissions requirements are an essential part of its philosophy. The college Admissions Policy affords equal opportunity for all qualified individuals for higher education experiences. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the vice president of enrollment management and student success or his/her designee.

All applicants must be high school graduates or have successfully completed the General Education Development (G.E.D.) test for admission to Monroe County Community College (for exceptions, see Special Admission). High school students may be admitted (dual enrollment) pursuant to State of Michigan law, or on a concurrent enrollment basis.

Individuals seeking admission to the college must submit a completed application. All applicants who desire to transfer credits to MCCC must provide an official transcript for all colleges attended or official certification of other educational experiences (refer to Procedure 3.00(c) at

Falsification of any admissions information may be grounds for admission denial or dismissal from the college.

All new students as defined in Procedure 3.00(b) at must participate in an assessment program. Information on location and times of testing is available through the Testing Center. Main Campus: 734.384.4255

Application Time Constraints

  • Dual enrolled students who wish to continue at MCCC after high school graduation must reapply for admission to the college.  
  • Prospective students (students who applied to MCCC but never took classes at the college) must reapply if their application is older than one year.  
  • Returning students (students who attended MCCC and left the college) must reapply if they have not taken a course in the last two years.

Admissions Status

The admission status of an applicant to Monroe County Community College is determined by records of his/her previous educational performance. Students are admitted to the college on one of the following bases:

Admission. As stated above, applicants must be high school graduates or have successfully completed the General Education Development (G.E.D.) test, with exceptions outlined below in the Special Admission section. In Fall and Winter semesters, students may carry a maximum of 17 credit hours per semester. During the shorter Spring and Summer semesters, students may carry a maximum of seven credit hours per semester. Approval of the vice president of instruction, vice president of enrollment management and student success, or their designees, is required to exceed either limit.

Special Admission. Applicants who have not graduated from high school may receive special admission status if five years or more have elapsed since the date their high school class would have graduated. For their first semester, these individuals may be admitted to no more than seven credit hours of coursework during either the Fall or Winter semester or four credit hours for either the Spring or Summer semester. Admission will be based upon an evaluation of the applicant’s background, experience and assessment scores. The vice president of enrollment management and student cuccess, or his/her administrative designee, will make the final decision for admission. Students entering the college as a special admission must maintain a minimum 1.8 grade point average. Specially admitted students must comply with all other admissions policies and procedures.

Guest Student Admission. Guest students must present a completed MCCC Application. Updated transcripts are required each semester that the student enrolls at MCCC.

Transfer. Students matriculating from other institutions of higher education will be admitted as transfer students and will be awarded college credit for prior coursework according to the procedures noted in Procedure 3.00(c) in

High School Student (Dual or Concurrent Enrollment) Admission. High school students may be admitted on the basis of dual or concurrent enrollment upon completion of the following:

  1. Submission of a MCCC Application for Admission and high school transcripts.
  2. All new students as defined in Procedure 3.00(b) in must meet assessment requirements. The admission decision, in part, will be based upon assessment results.
  3. The MCCC High School Approval form must be completed and signed by the high school superintendent or his/her designated representative prior to each semester of attendance.
  4. Approval by the vice president of enrollment management and student success or his/her designee is required for enrollment.

International Student Admission. Monroe County Community College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. International Students must apply for admission using the MCCC Admissions Application online and submit the following:

  1. Proof of English Proficiency with the TOEFL showing a 79 or above or the IELTS of 5.0 or higher. Prospective international students who are citizens or permanent residents of a country listed in MCCC Policy 3.0* qualify for an exemption from English Language Proficiency requirements for admission.
  2. A notarized bank statement in English and USD and an affidavit showing that the student and or sponsor can afford one year of tuition, fees, books and living expenses.
  3. Copy of passport and visa.
  4. High school and/or college (evaluated by WES) transcripts in English.


Programs with Selective Admission. The following programs have selective admission:

  1. Nursing
  2. Respiratory Therapy. 

Criteria used in selecting students for these programs are stated in Procedure 3.00(a) in

Advanced Standing

Students admitted to the college may be granted advanced standing according to the procedures noted in MCCC’s Procedure 3.00(c), Advanced Standing-Awarding of Credit.

Transfer Credits: Credits from other regionally accredited colleges and universities which are earned with a grade of C or better and are applicable to the student’s declared MCCC program will be accepted in transfer and appear on the student’s permanent record. Requests for awarding of credit for work at unaccredited institutions or for non-collegiate educational experiences will be evaluated by the registrar in consultation with the respective division deans. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from your previous college to the Registrar’s Office at Monroe County Community College. Grades and grade point average are not transferred. A student’s grade point average will be computed only for the courses earned at Monroe County Community College.

Credit by Examination: Credit by examination can be obtained by three methods at MCCC. Testing can be in the form of the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement Program (AP) (through the College Board) or the MCCC credit by exam process. The CLEP and AP options are tests given by outside testing services and cover primarily subjects designated as transfer.

Advanced Placement (AP): Credit may be granted to students who have participated in the College Entrance Board’s Advanced Placement Program in their high schools. A score of 3 or better is required to earn academic credit. Students planning to attend Monroe County Community College should arrange to have their advanced placement examination records sent to the Registrar’s Office.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP): Credit may be granted to students who have participated in the College Entrance Examination Board’s College Level Examination Program. To earn credit, a student must score in at least the 50th percentile in the sophomore norms. Students planning to attend Monroe County Community College should arrange to have their CLEP scores sent directly to the Registrar’s Office.

CLEP credit is not available in cases where a student has earned credit in the same course previously. For additional information regarding which tests are accepted and how credit will be awarded, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Credit for Military Service Experience: Credit for service experience may occur in two forms. Use of this credit is based on its appropriateness to the student’s program at Monroe County Community College.

  1. A student presenting the Registrar’s Office with a DD-214 form showing a minimum of one year of service with the character of discharge being either “honorable” or “general under honorable conditions” will be awarded two semester hours of general elective credit.
  2. Service personnel, having successfully completed certain approved training courses, may be awarded a limited amount of academic credit once proof of this training has been provided to the Registrar’s Office. MCCC follows the American Council on Education Guide to the evaluation of educational experience in the armed services.

Credit for Credentials:  Academic credit for industry-recognized credentials obtained from third-party organizations may be granted to students. To request credit for industry-recognized credentials, students must submit the credential information to the respective academic dean overseeing the academic area in which the credit is being sought. For more information, contact the appropriate academic dean or the Registrar’s Office.

Definition of Class Standing: A freshman at Monroe County Community College is one who has earned 29 or fewer semester hours, including semester hours transferred from other institutions. A sophomore is one who has earned 30 or more semester hours, including approved semester hours transferred from other institutions.

Admissions/Guidance Services

Orientation: Prior to the first session of classes, new students are introduced to the college through a mandatory in-person orientation program. During this program, students are informed of faculty expectations, academic support services, student activities, registration process and financial aid programs and processes. All students attending MCCC for the first time are required to attend a new student orientation program.

Counseling: Monroe County Community College admits students with a variety of backgrounds to its diverse instructional programs. The purpose of counseling is to help students become better decision makers, formulate realistic educational and vocational goals, and develop more effective personal skills.

The college supports a counseling program that is comprehensive in its service and is staffed by professional counselors. These services are available to all students whether enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis.

Students are not assigned to a specific college counselor. If students wish to avail themselves of the counseling services, they should make an appointment in the Admissions and Guidance Office. Students enrolled at the Whitman Center can make an appointment at the Whitman Center.

Educational Counseling: Help may be needed in dealing with issues that interfere with college studies. An objective listener can often help unscramble ideas which need to be brought into clear focus. Whether a student is simply in need of information or whether he or she needs to gain better self-understanding, a counselor can assist.

Career Counseling: The professional counselors in the Admissions and Guidance Office can help you to obtain the decision-making skills necessary to organize the knowledge of values, interests and opportunities necessary to select a career.

Testing Services: Many decisions require objective data. Career inventories can often assist in the process of acquiring this data. MCCC offers, free of charge, various career inventories to students (and other members of the community). Inventories are available that measure personality characteristics and career interests.

Career Advising: Career packets containing occupational information are sent upon request. Resume and job interview resources are available. Computerized career guidance systems assist with assessing occupational goals, searching for the right college and writing an effective resume. Students who are interested in college transfer information will find a collection of catalogs from colleges in Michigan and Northwest Ohio, as well as applications for admission and program transfer guides. Transfer guides are also available in the Transfer section of the MCCC website.

Advising: During an initial counseling interview, a program of study for a certificate, associate degree or the first two years of a four-year degree will be developed with the assistance of a college counselor in the Admissions and Guidance Office or at the Whitman Center. Prior to the second semester of study, a faculty advisor will be assigned to each new student based on the student’s declared major. Each student is encouraged to meet with the faculty advisor to discuss educational goals and course scheduling.