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Admissions FAQs

Academic Advisors
How do I find out who my academic advisor is?

If you are registered for vocational classes, your principal instructor is your academic advisor. If you are registered for degree classes, your advisor will be one of the principal instructors in your degree area. Advisors are usually assigned when you apply for admission. If you are not sure who your advisor is, contact the Enrollment Office.

Adding or Dropping Classes (see Schedule Changes)

Auditing Courses
Can I audit a course rather than drop it completely?

You may choose to change a registration to "audit" rather than continue a course for credit or drop the course. Such a change should be made on or before mid-term. Auditing should improve your chance of passing the course if you reenroll in it during another semester. Contact Student Services prior to mid-term to make the change.

Campus Security Act
How do I know MCC is a safe place to attend classes?

In 1990, the Campus Security Act was signed into law. The implications of the law affect, to some extent, all postsecondary institutions. More importantly, it involves the entire campus community in responding to crime incidents that occur on campus. In 1998, the Campus Security Act was amended and renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Act requires MCC to prepare and distribute to all current faculty, staff, and students an annual report which sets forth our policies on crime prevention issues and provide statistics on the number of specific, violent crimes (murder and non-negligent manslaughter and negligent manslaughter, forcible and non-forcible sexual offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, motor vehicle thefts, and hate crimes) which have occurred on campus and also the number of arrests on campus for liquor law violations, drug use violations, and weapons possession. The annual report is available at www.montgomery.edu/security.htm and printed copies are available from the Business Office.

Class Cancellation
What should I do if a class I registered for is cancelled?

The College reserves the right to cancel a class whenever there is an insufficient number of students enrolled. This decision is made by the Vice President of Instruction. IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A CLASS YOU ARE TAKING WILL BE CANCELED, DO NOT BUY A TEXTBOOK OR SUPPLIES. For information about tuition refunds for canceled classes, contact Student Services.

Financial Aid
Where can I find out about getting financial aid?

Financial Aid includes grants and scholarships (aid which has no work or repayment obligation). Federal Work-Study jobs may be available upon request. Child care funds may be available through the State Child Care Grant. For more information about financial aid programs, visit the Financial Aid Office at MCC or visit www.montgomery.edu/financial-aid-home. The WIA (Workforce Investment Act) and NC REACH programs are also available to qualified students. To avoid delays in registration, students are encouraged to apply for financial aid early. Financial Aid Deadlines are: Fall semester - July 1, Spring semester - November 1, Summer term - April 1. In order to receive financial aid, you must be academically and financially eligible.

Graduation
How do I apply for graduation?

All graduation candidates must complete an Application for Graduation and are encouraged to participate in graduation activities. You will be charged a fee when you complete your program of study and are eligible for graduation unless you do not wish to receive a diploma. Graduation fees are $35 for curriculum programs plus $5 for each additional award (degree, diploma, or certificate.) The fee covers the costs of the diploma cover, diploma insert, cap and gown and shipping. Students interested in purchasing a class ring may visit www.jostens.com/college for more information.

Incompletes
How do I remove an incomplete grade from my transcript?

When removing an "I" grade, you do not register for the course again, but should work with the instructor on an individual basis to complete the remaining coursework. If the work to remove the "I" is not completed during the next semester of enrollment, the "I" will be changed to an "F" unless the instructor notifies the Registrar that the time to remove the "I" has been extended.

Public Directory Information
What information about me can be released in the public directory?

Public Directory information relating to a student includes name, address, phone number, birth date, birth place, program of study, dates of attendance and degrees and awards received. If you do not want such information released to ANYONE, notify the Registrar in writing.

Purchasing Textbooks
How and where do I purchase textbooks for my classes?

Textbooks may be purchased through the college's virtual bookstore. General school supplies and some specialty items are available in the General Store located on campus in Building 100.

 Registration
What do I do once I complete my registration form?

When you register, you will take your registration form to the Business Office to pay your tuition and fees. Upon payment, the Cashier will give you a receipt and a copy of your registration form. If you have been approved to receive financial aid, you will take your registration form to the Financial Aid Office before you go to the Business Office.

All students who will have their tuition paid by a third party (employer, Employment Security Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation, WIA, outside scholarship, etc.) are encouraged to have their sponsor submit a letter of authorization stating what items they will pay for (tuition, fees, supplies, textbooks, etc.) to the MCC Business Office prior to Registration Day.

Please bring your copy of the registration form and receipt with you to all classes. You must show it to your instructors for admittance into class.

Schedule Changes
What if I want to add or drop a class?

If you need to make changes to your schedule after registration, there will be posted dates and times for you to see someone in Student Services to make any adjustments to your schedule prior to the beginning of the term. All changes in courses after registration must be approved by your academic advisor. Course changes must be shown on a Registration Change Notice Form. It must be processed at Student Services, entered into the computer, and properly validated. Beginning with the first day of classes, students who wish to change their schedule must drop and add classes during the same transaction (at the same time) or incur a 25% penalty.

 

 

If you need to make changes to your schedule after registration, there will be posted dates and times for you to see someone in Student Services to make any adjustments to your schedule prior to the beginning of the term. All changes in courses after registration must be approved by your academic advisor. Course changes must be shown on a Registration Change Notice Form. It must be processed at Student Services, entered into the computer, and properly validated. Beginning with the first day of classes, students who wish to change their schedule must drop and add classes during the same transaction (at the same time) or incur a 25% penalty.
2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Applied . . . Now what?

This page is designed to assist you with fulfilling your admission requirements.

Upon application to MCC, you were issued an ID number which will serve as part of your student email username and initial password. After you are enrolled, most correspondence will be sent to your student email account. So students are encouraged to become familiar and active with their student email.

Transcripts

Request official high school/high school equivalency (GED®) and college transcripts from any school(s) you attended. An official transcript is one mailed directly from the high school, college or other institution to the Admissions Office at MCC. Transcript requests should be made directly to the school(s) you previously attended. Transcript Request Form.

If you received you high school equivalency (GED®) in North Carolina, please go the following link for the GED® Transcript Request form.

Placement Testing

Most students are required to take a series of placement tests prior to beginning their studies at MCC. The test results are used for academic advising and course placement purposes. Click on the following link for more information about placement testing. To schedule a test session, call the college at 910-576-6222, Extension 223.

Students who have completed college-level English and math courses, have already taken a placement test, or qualify for the NC Multiple Measure waiver may be exempt from testing. If you have transfer credits or have completed testing, please provide official documentation. To qualify for the Multiple Measures, you must have graduated from high school within the last five years, had an unweighted GPA of at least 2.6, and completed 4 required math courses. For more information on these exemptions, contact the Enrollment Office for more information.

Financial Aid

We encourage all students to apply for financial aid. By clicking the Financial Aid link, you can follow a step-by-step process for applying for any type of financial aid.  Other types of aid may be available to eligible students. For more information on financial aid or veteran benefits, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Tammy Owens at 910-576-6222, extension 336.

Special Program Requirements

If you have applied to one of the allied health programs at MCC, program guides which include additional admission criteria can be found at the following links.

Dental Assisting

Medical Assisting

Practical Nursing

Upon application to MCC, you were issued an ID number which will serve as part of your student email username and initial password. After you are enrolled, most correspondence will be sent to your student email account. So students are encouraged to become familiar and active with their student email.

Admission & Registration

 ADMISSION (Degree/diploma/certificate programs)

Thank you for choosing Montgomery Community College (MCC) as the place in which to continue your education. Whether you are pursuing a degree, diploma, or a certificate or upgrading current workforce skills, we are ready to assist you in achieving your educational goals.

We extend a most hearty "welcome" to you. We know that you will be an asset to the college and that you will find courses, programs, and services that will be of value to you. We are happy to be a part of your successes!

AN OPEN DOOR . . .

Montgomery Community College is a state supported institution operating under an open door admission policy. This means that any person, whether a high school graduate or nongraduate, who is 18 years old or older and who is able to benefit from further formal education will be served by the institution. Students are admitted to Montgomery Community College without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, handicap, religion or national origin. 

The open door policy does not mean there are no restrictions on admission into specific programs. It does mean these restrictions are flexible enough to allow students opportunities for admission into specific programs when they demonstrate aptitude for these programs as determined by personal interest, academic background, placement tests, and/or personal interviews. If an academic deficiency exists, applicants will be given an opportunity to remove the deficiency by taking preparatory work.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

North Carolina high school juniors and seniors may be admitted to curriculum courses concurrently through the Career and College Promise program.

RESIDENCY

Residency status of all curriculum applicants must be determined for the purpose of appropriate tuition assessment. Out-of-state applicants are admitted under the same admission requirements as North Carolina residents, but are required to pay tuition for curriculum courses at the out-of-state rate. Under North Carolina law, a person may qualify as a resident for tuition purposes in North Carolina, thereby being eligible for in-state tuition. To be considered for in-state residency status for tuition purposes, an out-of-state applicant may complete the Application for In-State Residence and Tuition Status.

GENERAL ADMISSION PROCEDURES

1.)  Apply online or complete and return the Application for Admission to
       Enrollment Office
       Montgomery Community College
       1011 Page Street
       Troy, NC  27371

2.)  Submit an official high school or equivalent transcript and official transcripts from all colleges attended. An official transcript is one mailed directly from the high school, college or other institution to the Admissions Office at MCC. It is the applicant's responsibility to request that transcripts be sent.

3.)  Take any required preadmission tests when notified by the Admissions Office.

4.)  Complete any additional requirements for specific program.

 5.)  Next steps

All admission procedures should be completed at least four weeks prior to enrollment into a program. However, some curriculum programs at MCC have limited enrollment and prospective students are advised to apply early. When an enrollment quota for a class/program has been filled or the class/program has a specific prerequisite requirement, the applicant will be placed on an alternate or waiting list and notified by the Admissions Office. When all information is received, the academic record will be assessed and the applicant will be notified concerning acceptance and enrollment procedures. An applicant applying fewer than four weeks prior to enrollment may be notified to follow admission procedures as a walk-in student during open registration.

Individual degree, diploma, and certificate programs may have additional requirements. Please consult the MCC Catalog for more information.

Facts and Information for Incoming Students

REGISTRATION

Trial Schedule (registration form)

Drop/Add/Withdrawal Form

ORIENTATION

The Orientation Guide for New Curriculum Students contains information about a variety of student-related topics that all curriculum students should find helpful. As always, students are welcome to call, email, or visit any Student Services staff member to ask for more details or clarification on any topic.

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