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What should I do first?

Fill out an application for admission and call 816.604.4041 or email to schedule an appointment to take the ESL placement test.

Is the TOEFL required to come to MCC?

TOEFL is not required for admission. 

Do I need an appointment to test?

Due to limited access on campus, there are no walk-in testing appointments at this time. You will need to contact the ESL department by phone 816.604.4041 or email: to schedule an appointment for ESL entrance testing.

How can I register for classes?

Contact the ESL department to register for classes. Please see Course Schedule to look at the classes offered.

It says all ESL classes are virtual for Spring 2021. What does virtual mean?

Virtual learning means: The course will be taught live with students attending via video conferencing (such as Zoom). Classes meet live during the days and times listed in the course schedule. Students will need reliable internet and computer access.

How long is a semester?

  • 16 weeks for Fall and Spring; Summer is 8 weeks
  • Fall (August – December), Spring (January – May) and Summer (June – July)

Still have questions? Contact the ESL Department at 816.604.4041 or

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Contact Information for Credit Classes

MCC-Penn Valley
Student Enrollment Center
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Monday-Friday: 8 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.

Lynnae Smith

Contact Information for Non-Credit Classes

Andrea Kolkmeier