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We are ready to help you take each step through the enrollment process, make any necessary on-campus appointments, or help you with a question you may have. Apply now and we can help you with the rest!

You have questions; we have answers. The MCC Admissions Staff is available to answer your questions about going to college and the admissions and enrollment processes. 

MCC's Admissions Requirements

MCC has an open admission policy, which means all students who apply for admission are accepted to all of the MCC colleges (special admission programs may have additional requirements for acceptance) and Online.

Students who want to enroll in Metropolitan Community College have several avenues that lead to admission: a high school diploma, a High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) that certifies the equivalency of high school graduation, or home-school graduation, or transfer. International students are also welcome on the MCC campuses.

In some cases, those who are 18 and older and who have not yet graduated from high school or completed a HiSET may be admitted as special students. During their first term, the college limits them to 12 credit hours and then re-evaluates their status during subsequent enrollments. Students under 18 may be admitted if their application is approved by the appropriate college official.


Types of Students

View the types of student below to see which category you belong to.  MCC has lined out what you will need to do to get started with the admissions process.

New Student

high school studentFind your next step to applying and enrolling and feel free to stop in at any of our campus Enrollment Centers or call us at 816.604.1000 for personal assistance in taking the next step to your future!

Some programs such as Nursing and Police and Fire Science may have additional admission requirements. You can check your program’s webpage to see if this is the case.

Steps to Enroll

In High School

high school studentYou can take classes at an MCC campus while in high school (Dual Enrollment) and even at your high school (Dual Credit) and earn transferable credits!

Our tuition value is at the top of your options in Kansas City- allowing you to get an economical jump start on classes here - or to earn credits that can seamlessly transfer to virtually any 4-year college or university in the country.

Early College Programs

Graduating Seniors

Adult Learner

Adult LearnersThousands of adult learners choose MCC each year for its adult student support and variety of high-quality programs. Weeknight, weekend, and online classes mean flexibility to learn on your time and the freedom to create your work-life balance.

Stay competitive, move up, or switch jobs: our adult learner specialists and support systems ensure a great start to the next chapter in your career.

Adult Learner

Returning Student

Returning StudentIf you’ve picked up credits at another school or just took a break, returning to MCC is your best option to continue and finish your goals. Coming back to Kansas City’s educational leader is a great boost to continue your education or move up in your chosen career. Finish what you started.

Returning Student

Military Veteran

Military Veteran StudentThank you for your service to our country. Whether you're a veteran, or still serving on active duty, or a member of the Guard or Reserve, we want you and your family to feel welcome at Metropolitan Community College. We work with state and federal programs to greatly reduce your tuition and are ready to offer assistance in achieving your educational goals, to aid in transition to a civilian career, and to provide the support services you need to be successful.

Military Veteran

International Student

International studentMetropolitan Community College (MCC) is a great place to get an education and Kansas City is an exciting place to live and study.

Today, approximately 200 international students from more than 50 countries take classes at MCC.

The reason is simple: our colleges provide excellent facilities, exceptional instructors, and a tremendous variety of career programs, all at a low cost.

International Student

Visiting Student

Visiting StudentMCC makes it easy for students enrolled at other colleges to take classes here through the year or over summer break- a great way to transfer affordable credits back to their home college.

Visiting Student

Ready to Apply or Enroll to MCC?  Follow these steps to jumpstart your life!

or download the Enrollment Checklist

Student Records Information

Whether you are sending us transcripts from another school, sending other schools transcripts for transfer or updating enrollment or degree verification, we can help you can find the information you need.

Transcript Request

Transcript Request

To have a transcript sent from another school: Contact your former or current school to see if they send transcripts via mail or electronically (e-transcripts). You may also want to ask if there is a fee for sending transcripts.

How to send your Transcript to MCC

Degree Verification

Degree Verification

When proof of enrollment or degree is needed, MCC has authorized National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide proof of your enrollment or degree for an employer, search firm or others. 

Degree Verification Instructions

Have Questions?  We're here to help!

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