May 19, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Getting Started

  1. Apply for Admission to the College — (see Admission  for complete information).
    • Visit our Admissions page to apply online or call 1-800-818-3434 to request an application.

    • Make an appointment to see an admission counselor to talk about your goals and possible major program of study. — (see Admission  for academic planning information).

    • Submit your high school transcript or high school equivalency documentation. If you have not yet graduated from high school, submit your mid-year transcript.

    • Once we receive your application, we will send you an admission letter and forms that you will need to return to us.

    • Apply for financial aid — (see Financial Aid  for complete information).

  1. Determine your College Placement in English and/or Mathematics
    • Before starting a degree or certificate major program of study, most students are required to determine their appropriate course placement in reading, writing, and mathematics. In many instances, students can place into college-level courses by using multiple measures, such as high school GPA, SAT, ACT, GED, and HiSet scores. For students not meeting the multiple measure requirements, they can use a guided self-placement process for English and Math. In rarer instances (i.e., Dual Enrollment homeschooler, A&P Challenge Exam, Calculus placement) student can take a computerized test (CPT) for placement.

    • For detailed information on multiple measure criteria, the guided self-placement process, and the use of Accuplacer, students should visit the College Student Assessment and Placement website.  If you still have questions on course placement, call 1-800-818-3434 or e-mail

    • In order to be eligible to participate in a specific academic program and/or enroll in credit classes, students must first determine their course placements in English or Mathematics. 
  1. Register for Classes
    • Admitted Students Enrolling in Day Classes:
      Make an appointment to attend a New Student Advising and Registration by calling 1-800-818-3434.
    • Five Easy Ways to Register for Evening, Weekend, and Online Classes:
    Web Log on to and click on MyMCC – on the portal then click on My Registration
    Phone Call 1-800-818-3434 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Monday through Thursday, Friday until 3:00 p.m. (out of state call 978-656-3370)
    Fax A completed registration form to 978-656-3443
    Mail Your completed registration form to MCC Enrollment Management Center, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852-1987

Bedford campus: Student Information Center in the Enrollment Center (Building 9), Room 118
Lowell campus: Student Information Center in the City Building, 33 Kearney Square, Third Floor

  1. Take Care of Business
    • Make arrangements to pay your tuition and fees — (see Cost of Attendance  for complete information) and also contact the Student Accounts office.

    • Ways to pay your bill include: The MCC payment plan, check, credit card or financial aid — (see Financial Aid  for complete information, including scholarship information).

    • Get your Student ID - Middlesex students can get a student identification (ID) card in the MCC Fitness Center, located on the ground floor of the Bedford Campus Center (Building 8), or in the Lowell Campus Student Lounge (45 Middle St.) Show your student ID for discounts at local stores, restaurants, cinemas and public transportation stations.