Jul 23, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2023-2024 [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.
  • Apply for financial aid — (see Financial Aid  for complete information).
  1. Determine your College Placement in English and/or Mathematics
    • Before enrolling in a program of study, most students are required to determine their 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. the  A&P Challenge Exam or Calculus placement) students 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 (CPT), 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 placement@middlesex.mass.edu.

  1. Register for Classes
    • Admitted Students Enrolling in a Degree or Certifacte program:
      Make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor or view the advising drop in hours by visiting the Academic Advising webpage.  
    • Visiting Students Can Register in These Simple Ways:
  Online  Visit www.middlesex.mass.edu and click on MyMCC –  Sign into the portal, then click on My Registration
  Phone Call 1-800-818-3434 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Monday through Thursday, Friday until 5:00 p.m. (out of state call 978-656-3370)
  Email A completed registration form to middlesex@middlesex.mass.edu
  Fax A completed registration form to 978-656-3443
  Mail A 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, Cowan Center, Room 213A. Show your student ID for discounts at local stores, restaurants, cinemas and public transportation stations.