Getting Started at MCC
Step 1: Apply for Admissions
- 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 the necessary steps to have an official transcript evaluated.
For additional information visit the Admissions webpage and/or call MCC Connect.
MCC allows students to identify with their preferred name in the classroom setting and during their interactions with MCC personnel. MCC refers to a preferred name as a name that the individual wishes to use that differs from their legal name on legal documents and/or differs from the name that is listed on a student or employee’s original MCC record that has not been changed legally.
A student’s legal name i.e., the name that appears on their passport, driver’s license, birth certificate, or U.S. Social Security Card, will appear on transcripts, diplomas, official student accounts and financial aid records, certification documents, student employment records, federal requests for information, National Student Clearinghouse, financial services documentation, and any other business processes and/or other activities that require use of a legal name.
In order for a student to provide MCC with their preferred name, they must make this request on their admission application or as an update of their personal information via JICS/myMohave, Student Info Update link. A student may choose a different first, middle, and/or last name as their preferred name. However, MCC reserves the right to remove a preferred name if it contains inappropriate or offensive language. In addition, preferred names may not be used for purposes of fraud or misrepresentation.
If a student changes their preferred name after the first day of the semester, then they must notify their instructor(s) of the change to their preferred name. MCC will not notify instructors that a student has provided or changed a preferred name, although they and/or other MCC personnel will be able to see a student’s preferred name via their student record.
Step 2: Plan for Payment
Students are responsible for the full amount assessed as a result of enrollment. For a complete list of fees and tuition rates, see the Fees and Tuition Rates sections in the catalog.
Payment in full must be received by the published due date. Published due dates for each semester is listed in the Mohave Community College student information system JICS/myMohave.
- Student Payment: MCC accepts online payments with a credit or debit card, mailed payments with a check or money order, or in-person payments at the Bursar’s Office located on the Kingman campus. Payment in full or multiple partial payments may be made as long as payment in full is received by the published due date.
- Payments may also be made by placing a check or money order in the Student Payment Drop Box available on each campus, inside student services, during normal business hours (requires additional receiving time in addition to a 14-day processing period).
- Payment Plan: MCC has contracted with Nelnet Business Solutions to assist students with a convenient online payment plan. Students may select installment plans which are spread over a few months, depending when sign up occurs. Payments are made from a checking account or credit card. See the Student Tuition Payment Plan section in the catalog.
- Federal Financial Aid: Federal financial aid can be used to help pay for educational expenses. To apply for federal financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). MCC’s Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 011864. This code must be entered on the FAFSA for the application to be sent to MCC. Additional information about the types of aid available, eligibility requirements, and how to apply can be found on the Financial Aid webpage and in the Financial Aid Section of the Handbook.
- NetPartner is the online student portal where you will manage your financial aid records. In NetPartner, you can view you financial aid awards, view requested items needed to complete your financial aid application, and understand the steps to take before financial aid can be received. MCC strongly recommends that you log into NetPartner at least once per week to review any updates to your records.
- The Financial Aid Office will send emails to you at the address listed on your FAFSA. You are expected to check that email account on a regular basis so that you will not miss requests when action is needed on your part.
- Scholarships: MCC offers a comprehensive scholarship program for new, returning, and transfer students. Students wishing to apply for scholarships are strongly encouraged to submit a FAFSA, as eligibility for most scholarships is partly dependent upon information collected on the FAFSA. For more information on MCC scholarships, visit the Scholarships webpage.
- Military: 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 information, see the Veterans Services webpage.
- Third Party: 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.
If payment is not made or the above payment options are not secured by the published due date, course(s) 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, students should ensure that payment arrangements are made by the payment due date.
Students needing additional information may visit their local campus 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 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. Registration can be completed online or on campus.
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 15-week courses). For more information see Enrollment and Financial Aid .
- New students who have completed the admissions process 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 an absence less than a a comination of two terms/semesters may register online in the MCC student information system, JICS/myMohave.
- A student may add a course during the first week of the term.
- 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 who fail to attend the first week of an on-ground course or participate within the first week of an online course, and fail to contact the instructor within that first week regarding the absence, will be dropped from the class.
- A student may appeal this action within a week of being dropped for non-attendance (on-ground) or non-participation (online) by contacting the Associate Dean of Instruction or Program Director at the respective campus or the Associate Dean of Instruction for Distance Education. In the event the course instructor is a program director or an associate dean, the appeal will be facilitated by the Chief Academic Officer. Faculty will verify their final student rosters by the fourteenth (14) day of the term to the Registrar.
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.