New Student Orientation and Registration

Next Steps

  • Complete Placement Testing prior to registration, if needed. Students may be eligible for placement test exemptions, based upon SAT, PSSA, or other test scores, as well as high school GPA and/or course work. Please visit Placement Testing Exemption to learn more. Our Placement Testing Center has walk-in testing, Monday-Saturday. Please visit Placement Testing to learn more about test preparation, test center hours, and the testing process.
  • Must attend a New Student Registration Session where you will
    • learn about transitioning to the College;
    • meet with an Academic Advisor; and
    • complete registration.
  • Select a registration session at the campus you will attend.

Please let us know which day you will be attending New Student Registration. You can 'stop-in' during the hours posted but please allow 2.5 hours for completion after arriving at the College.

Monday, December 22: 8 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday, December 23: 8 AM – 2 PM
Friday, January 2: 8 AM – 2 PM
Saturday, January 3: 10 AM Promptly
Monday, January 5: 8 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday, January 6: 8 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday, January 7: 8 AM – 4 PM
Please call 610-718-1906 for a registration appointment at West Campus.

Other New Students

Before you start classes you mustcomplete the following steps.

  • Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Visit this webpage for more information: http://www.mc3.edu/adm-fin-aid/fin-aid/apply-aid.
  • If applicable, have previous official college transcripts sent to MCCC Admissions office or brought to Enrollment Services.
Central Campus
Office of Enrollment Services
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
West Campus
Office of Enrollment Services
South Hall, Room 151
101 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
  • Complete Placement Testing at Montgomery County Community College prior to registration unless you are eligible for test exemptions. Students may be eligible for placement test exemptions, based upon SAT, PSSA, or other test scores, as well as high school GPA and/or course work. Please visit Placement Testing Exemption to learn more. Our Placement Testing Center has walk-in testing, Monday-Saturday. Please visit Placement Testing to learn more about test preparation, test center hours, and the testing process.
  • Obtain information about payment plans at 215-641-6540 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Make an appointment* with Cheryl Niedzwiecki, the Culinary Resource Specialist, to register for classes at The Culinary Arts Institute via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 267-646-5976. Make sure to bring your login information for MCCC portal found in acceptance letter with you to your appointment.
  • If you have successfully completed a culinary arts or baking/pastry arts program at a technical high school, bring a copy of the SOAR agreement, transcript, and a copy of your ServSafe certificate to your appointment for registration to The Culinary Arts Institute.
  • Go to Web Advisor in MCCC portal and click on Class Schedule to see what books are needed for your classes.
  • Purchase required books, uniform and knife kit (either Culinary or Baking/Pastry) at the MCCC Bookstore.
  • Go to Enrollment Services at MCCC to take photo for identification card and obtain a parking sticker. Bring picture ID and valid auto registration with you.
  • Attend both the New Student Orientation at MCCC and Culinary Student Orientation at CAI.

As an ESL (English as a Second Language) student you may need to complete placement tests. Please visit Placement Testing for exemptions and testing information. Please call 215-641-6577 to schedule an advising and registration appointment with Dilek Arig, Academic Advisor at Central Campusl; or call 610-718-1906 at West campus. ESL students do not need to complete a New Student Registration session.
Guest students register for classes via the guest student application. Guest students do not need to complete New Student Registration. Please visit Guest Application to learn more.
Transfer students (those who successfully completed a college course at another institution) are not required to attend New Student Registration. You will need to

  • Call 215-641-6577 (Central Campus) or 610-718-1906 (West Campus) to schedule a registration appointment.
  • Send an official transcript from your prior institution(s) to the Testing Center or upload the documents via Testing Documents Upload.
  • May need placement testing. Please reference the above link for test exemption information.
  • To learn more about the transfer student process please visit the Transfer Admissions Checklist page.

All new students attending Montgomery County Community College Virtual Campus for the first time who have not earned any college credits at a higher education institution must complete the New Student Online Orientation and the post survey. You will need at least one (1) hour in order to complete it. You MUST complete all of it to receive credit for completing this orientation. When you finish, email your advisor directly! Please choose your advisor from the Central Campus list ONLY.

Begin New Student Online Orientation

Welcome Day/Orientation

All New Students and Parents are invited to attend New Student Welcome Day/Orientation. Please join us to tour your campus, meet other students, find out about financial aid and free resources to assist you in your first semester, learn about Mustang athletics, student clubs and organizations, and pick-up your FREE student planner! Welcome Day is for New Students registered for spring, 2015.

Central Campus in Blue Bell
Day session
Wednesday, January 14
Science Center Auditorium
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Program begins at 9:00 am
Evening session
Wednesday, January 14
Science Center Auditorium
Registration begins at 5:30 pm
Program begins at 6:00 pm
Snow Date*
For both sessions is Thursday, January 15
Science Center Auditorium
West Campus in Pottstown
Day session
Tuesday, January 13
Community Room, South Hall
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Program begins at 9:00 am
Evening session
Thursday, January 15
Community Room, South Hall
Registration begins at 5:30 pm
Program begins at 6:00 pm
Snow Date*
Day Session: Wednesday, January 14
Evening Session: Friday, January 16
Community Room, South Hall

All sessions are two and a half hours long. No Pre-Registration Needed

For more information call 215-641-6507.

* Snow dates will be used ONLY if the College is closed. Central Campus day session school closing number: 320 and evening 2320. West Campus day session closing number: 395 and evening 2395. Or, check our website at mc3.edu.

Culinary Arts Institute students are required to attend the Culinary Arts Institute Orientation at the CAI in Lansdale (4100 Forty Foot Road) and the New Student Welcome Day Orientation at either the Central or West Campus.

Culinary Arts Institute Orientation

Evening Session
Thursday, January 15
5:30-7:30 pm
Day Session
Friday, January 16
12:00-2:00 pm


New Student Welcome Day

Central Campus in Blue Bell
Day session
Wednesday, January 14
Science Center Auditorium
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Program begins at 9:00 am
Evening session
Wednesday, January 14
Science Center Auditorium
Registration begins at 5:30 pm
Program begins at 6:00 pm
Snow Date*
For both sessions is Thursday, January 15
Science Center Auditorium
West Campus in Pottstown
Day session
Tuesday, January 13
Community Room, South Hall
Registration begins at 8:30 am
Program begins at 9:00 am
Evening session
Thursday, January 15
Community Room, South Hall
Registration begins at 5:30 pm
Program begins at 6:00 pm
Snow Date*
Day Session: Wednesday, January 14
Evening Session: Friday, January 16
Community Room, South Hall

All sessions are two and a half hours long. No Pre-Registration Needed

For more information call 215-641-6507.

* Snow dates will be used ONLY if the College is closed. Central Campus day session school closing number: 320 and evening 2320. West Campus day session closing number: 395 and evening 2395. Or, check our website at mc3.edu.

Helpful Information

Advisors — Central Campus
Advisors — West Campus
Deferred Payment Plan
Payment Information 

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