If you are seeking a degree, the following steps are required, with the exception of filing a FAFSA.
For those students that are seeking a certificate, you are not required, though strongly encouraged, to complete all of the steps. Please know that Assessing Your Skills may be required for certain certificate programs.
▢ GET TO KNOW MONTCO
Log into your MyMC3 portal to access and complete Get to Know Montco. Get to Know Montco is a resource for new students that provides an introduction to life in the classroom and on campus.
▢ FILE YOUR FAFSA
One of your most important steps is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Our federal school code is 004452.
You’ll want to explore the many options available to help pay for college, such as scholarships and grants.
Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at your campus:
Central Campus (Blue Bell)
West Campus (Pottstown)
▢ ASSESS YOUR SKILLS
It is important as you begin your education at MCCC that you start in the right classes. We will carefully evaluate your transcripts, and if applicable, standardized test scores, to see if you are exempt from taking all or some of our placement tests in reading, writing, and math.
Here is a list of the exemptions we consider:
- Associate’s degree or higher. (Please submit an official transcript)
- Results from ACT, CLEP, PSAT, SAT or AP tests within the last 5 years
- College transcript(s) showing equivalent competency
- Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of application
- High School Algebra II with a B or higher within the past 5 years
Learn more about exemptions, and the testing process.
▢ SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPT
You need to submit official transcripts from any high schools and/or colleges/universities you have attended. If you received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), please submit your official GED scores or a copy of your GED diploma.
Transcripts are considered official if received in one of three ways:
- Mailed directly from the institution to:
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
- Hand-delivered in a signed, sealed envelope to Enrollment Services
▢ COMPLETE MYCAREERPLAN
Log into your MyMC3 portal and access MyCareerPlan. By completing MyCareerPlan you will incorporate your strengths and interests to determine what career paths may be best suited for you.
▢ MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR ADVISOR TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES
To prepare for registration, an advisor will review the results of MyCareerPlan during your appointment. They will also work with you to develop your educational plan. To schedule an appointment call:
▢ PAY YOUR TUITION
Payment options are available to make paying your tuition easier.
The College offers payment plans so you can spread out your tuition payments over the course of the semester. To sign up for a payment plan and/or make a payment online, log into your MyMC3 portal and select Admissions and Payments.
Tuition and fees can also be paid in person at Enrollment Services by credit card, money order, cash or check.