May 24, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions and Registration

Getting Started at MCC

Step 1: Apply

  • New students and returning students will need to complete the online admissions application.
  • All new students seeking in-state  or Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)  tuition rates or any Arizona state-based financial aid must complete a Citizenship Form and a Residency Form. For more information regarding residency, see Residency Requirements .
  • The Citizenship Form and Residency Form will need to be provided to your local campus. These documents may be mailed, but a Notary Form will need to be included.
  • Once the admission application, Citizenship Form and Residency Form are processed, the Student ID is generated. Contact MCC Connect  for the application/form status and Student ID.
  • Students will receive a welcome email with an attached New Student Orientation video. The New Student Orientation gives students an opportunity to learn about higher education and about the many resources and support services available for college success.
  • 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 for having an official transcript evaluated.
  • For International Students, contact MCC Connect  and/or see International Students .
  • For additional information regarding admissions and access to related documents, call MCC Connect  and/or visit the Admissions webpage.

Note: MCC offers state grant supported classes for General Education Development (GED®) program, the English Language Acquisition (ELA) program, or the Adult Basic Education (ABE). To be eligible, students must be either a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the U.S. For more information, contact MCC Connect  and/or see Pre-College Studies. 

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Students interested in Financial Aid may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or completion of GED is required for federal financial aid. A high school or GED transcript may be requested from Financial Aid.
  • MCC offers a variety of scholarships for new, continuing and incoming transfer students. For more information, see the Scholarship webpage.
  • MCC provides services to veterans, widows, and dependents who may be eligible for educational assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For additional information, visit Veterans Education Benefits  in the Financial Information section of the catalog, see Veteran Services online, and/or call MCC Connect .
  • For additional information regarding financial aid, methods of payment, and related resources, call MCC Connect  and/or visit the Financial Information section in the Student Handbook and/or Financial Aid webpage.

Step 3: Check Financial Aid Status

Financial aid status and account management may be monitored in NetPartner, MCC’s online financial aid system. NetPartner allows students to:

  • Check the status of financial aid applications.
  • View a list of documents received (from student) by the financial aid office and a list of the documents still outstanding. 
  • View financial aid awards. 
  • View student loan history.
  • Check the status of student loans for the current year.

For more information regarding financial aid, contact MCC Connect  and/or visit the Financial Information section in the Student Handbook and/or Financial Aid webpage.

Step 4: 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.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to practice for the placement test on the ACT/COMPASS webpage. 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 may reassess using Pearson Education’s MyMathTest.
  • Follow-up session with a student services specialist.

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 for having an official transcript evaluated. Placement test may be waived for the following reasons:

  • Students who enroll for a core curriculum course and provide a student services specialist 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 or ASSET 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.
  • Follow-up session with a student services specialist.

For further information concerning MCC’s assessment policy, contact MCC Connect . For the cost of the placement test, see the Testing Services webpage or the Fees  section in the Financial Information of the MCC Catalog.

Step 5: Meet with a Student Services Specialist for Academic Advising

Student services specialists 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, student services specialists 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.
  • Deliver accurate verbal and written information on majors and program requirements.

For additional information regarding the role of the student services specialist and academic advising, visit Academic Advising  under the Support Services and Programs section of this catalog or the Student Handbook .

Step 6: Registration

Registration is the process of choosing courses and submitting a completed registration form or registering online. Registration is regarded as a commitment to comply with all regulations of the college. Students may not attend classes until they are officially registered in those courses.

When planning course schedules and deciding on the number of classes 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 should make every effort to enroll for all courses (including accelerated or late-start courses) prior to the census date (the last day of add/drop week at the start of the semester). For more information see Financial Aid and Enrollment.
  • To be eligible to register, each student must have completed all admissions requirements and have met the prerequisites and/or corequisites listed in the Course Descriptions  section of this catalog.
  • New students must also register for either STU 101 - Introduction to College Success  or STU 103 - Mastering Skills for College Success  in the first semester of enrollment.
  • Continuing students (with no more than a one-year break) may register online by using the myMohave portal.
  • New students who have completed the admissions process and new student orientation may register online by using the myMohave portal. For step-by-step instructions, see Registering for Courses.
  • Any student who has completed the admissions process may also come to one of the following campus locations to register: Bullhead City Campus Student Center, Building 200; Lake Havasu City Campus Hero Student Center, Building 200 Room 220A; Neal Campus-Kingman Anderson Student Services, Building 107; and North Mohave Campus, Building 100.

A student may enroll for up to 18 credit hours per semester without special permission. To ensure that students have every opportunity for success in courses, academic loads are controlled. Enrollment in excess of 18 credit hours requires the approval of the campus dean. Because summer terms can be eight weeks or less, registering for more than nine credit hours will require approval by a student services specialist.

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.

Adding and/or Dropping a Course

Students may modify their schedules within certain limitations:

  • A student may add a course to his/her schedule up to the day before the first meeting of the course through his/her EX/JICS account. See the Academic Calendar for add/drop dates.
  • A student may drop a course from his/her schedule up to the day before the course’s first meeting through his/her EX/JICS account.  A student may drop a course only before or during that course’s official drop period. See the Academic Calendar for add/drop dates.
  • Students should make every effort to enroll for all courses (including accelerated or late-start courses) prior to the census date (the last day of add/drop week at the start of the semester). For more information see Financial Aid and Enrollment.
  • To better understand what an add/drop means to you and your financial aid, visit with a student services specialist at your local campus or by phone by calling MCC Connect .

Note: The student may receive a refund, if applicable. Refer to the Tuition and Fee Refund Policy for Credit Courses for additional information about refunds.

Step 7: Pay Tuition and Fees

  • 100% payment for credit class enrollment must be made by the published due date. Prior to the published due date, multiple partial payments can be made as long as the balance is received in full by the due date.
  • A convenient payment plan is available online with Nelnet Business Solutions. It allows the student to enter into a financial contract with an outside party to spread their payments over time. Please refer to the current Registration Schedule for payment due dates and payment plan options.
  • If fees will be paid by a third party, it is the responsibility of the student to make sure all required documentation is provided to the registration office prior to the payment due date. Financial aid will only be available after all of the required documents have been submitted and processed by the Financial Aid Office.
  • It is critical that all students applying for financial aid check the Online Financial Aid System daily to make sure they can promptly respond to any requests for additional documentation.
  • If payment is not made by the due date, courses will be dropped and the student will need to re-enroll in the course(s) when 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 frustration, students should ensure that payment arrangements are made by the payment due date.
  • Some programs, courses, and activities at MCC have additional fees associated with them. For a complete list of fees and tuition rates, see the Fees  and the Tuition Rates  sections in the catalog. 

Step 8: Attend

  • Students will be dropped from classes that they do not attend on the first meeting day of an on-ground course or for non-participation during the first week of an online course.
  • 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 at their respective campus.

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 contact MCC Connect .

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