General Admission Requirements

Admission to the College does not guarantee immediate acceptance to the curriculum program desired by the applicant. Admission to certain programs may have additional specific entrance requirements. Students may have to complete basic skills or developmental level courses before being accepted into their desired academic curriculum program.

Diploma and Degree Seeking Applicants

For curriculum diploma and degree seeking applicants, all applicants must: 

1. High School graduation or a state approved equivalent education.
2. Completion of a properly completed MCC Application for Admission, which can be obtained from or
3. Complete the online interview and determine residency through the Residency Determination Service (RDS).  This can be completed through a student’s CFNC account when applying for admission. 
4. Submission of official transcript from high school or state approved equivalent education.  Current applicants who are high school seniors should submit a transcript showing work through the end of the first semester of the senior year.  A final official transcript must then be submitted upon high school graduation, and before enrollment, to be fully accepted.
5. Submission of official transcripts from any post-secondary institutions attended. 
6. Meeting with a Student Success Advisor. 
7. Complete the College’s placement test to determine if developmental courses are required before enrollment into college level math or English.  If a student is placed into developmental English or math, these courses should be completed during the first two semesters of enrollment. 

Placement test minimum scores (“cut scores”) are determined by the North Carolina Community Colleges Developmental English/Reading and Math Redesign committees and approved by the North Carolina Community College Board of Trustees.  Cut scores are evaluated on an annual basis.

Test scores are considered valid for a period of five (5) years.  When more than five (5) years passes between the time of placement testing and enrollment in applicable course, the student should retest.

Students may waive the placement testing requirements under the following conditions:

a. Documentation of acceptable SAT or ACT scores.  To be enrolled directly into first level curriculum English or math course, students would need to have a score of 500 on the applicable (Writing or Critical Reading, and/or Math) portion of the SAT, or a minimum of 18 on ACT English or 22 on ACT Reading, or a minimum of 22 on ACT Mathematics. SAT and ACT examinations must have been taken within the last three (3) years.

b. Results of NC-DAP placement tests taken at another North Carolina Community College System institution, which have been taken within the preceding five (5) years and meet the College’s scores.

c. Transfer credit (grade “C” or better) received from a regionally accredited institution for college transferrable reading, math, and English courses.  Development level courses may be considered for transfer credit if taken at a North Carolina Community College within the last three (3) years.  The student must submit an official transcript to receive transfer credit and to officially waive the need for placement testing.  A maximum of seventy-five percent (75%) of the total semester credit hours in any program will be accepted in transfer.

8. Returning students who are eligible for readmission and who have not been enrolled at the College for two (2) academic semesters must submit a new admission’s application and update residency classification prior to registration.  The student is required to meet the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of readmission according to the current College catalog.

Students who have been placed on academic or disciplinary suspension must fulfill the terms of their suspension before being considered for readmission.  Students on disciplinary suspension must also submit a letter to the Vice President requesting readmission.

The College reserves the right to deny readmission to a former student, including a student who has unsettled financial obligations at the College or who has not complied with previous disciplinary requirements.  All of the student’s debts to the College must be paid in full before registering for courses.