Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Admission Types

Dual Credit/Enrollment Admissions

Students who are currently attending high school may earn dual credit or be dually enrolled in academic courses at MCC provided they have:

  • Been classified as a junior or a senior by their high school, as documented by an official high school transcript.
  • Maintained a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) or better on all high school courses as documented by an official high school transcript, and
  • Received an unconditional written recommendation from their high school principal and/or high school counselor and signed parent consent.

Students who are not classified as a junior or senior by their high school may enroll at MCC as dual credit or dually-enrolled students if they have a 30 or higher on the ACT in additional to the 3.0 GPA and the unconditional high-school principal and/or counselor recommendation and with signed parent consent.

Under MCC’s Early Admission program, a student who is classified as a junior or senior by their school as documented by their high school transcript and has earned an ACT composite of 26 may enroll as a full-time student provided a principal or guidance counselor recommends that it is in the best educational interest of the student and the student provides signed parental consent.

NOTE: Home-schooled students must present an official transcript with a listing of specific courses completed from a recognized home school agency. If no such document is available, the parent of the home-schooled student may present an official transcript with a notarized sworn affidavit stating that the student’s record is accurate in order to meet the requirements stated above.

Students who are currently attending high school may earn dual credit or be dually enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) courses at MCC provided they have:

  • Completed high school courses to be within seven Carnegie units of graduation for schools on a seven-period day or within eight Carnegie units of graduation for schools on a block schedule.
  • Received an unconditional written recommendation from their high school principal and/or high school counselor with signed parental consent.
  • Received written acceptance into a CTE course from an MCC CTE instructor based on a student interview.

All Dual Credit/Enrollment and Early Enrollment students must:

  • Submit a completed MCC Application for Admission.
  • Submit a completed Dual Credit/Enrollment/ Early Admission Application and Recommendation Form.
  • Submit an official high school transcript each semester of enrollment, and provide ACT or ACCUPLACER scores. Placement scores may be necessary for course or program placement. All students must meet MCC individual course placement requirements and prerequisites prior to enrollment.

For courses to be counted for secondary credit, a B average must be maintained during the first two (2) courses and all thereafter. Students should be aware that they must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher in dual credit classes to be eligible for financial aid at MCC.
*Due to legislation pending at the time of print, the Dual Credit/Enrollment and Early Enrollment policy is subject to change. Please see Admissions Office personnel for the most current policy.

CLICK HERE for the General Academic or Career and Technical Education Dual Credit/Enrollment application. NOTE:  This is a two-sided form.

Readmission
MCC students who did not attend during the prior semester (not including summer terms) are considered readmission students and must submit a new Application for Admission upon their return to MCC. Students who attended another college since attending MCC must submit an official transcript from that college to the MCC Admissions Office. Academic standing of readmission students will be based upon their academic performance during the last enrollment at MCC and/or another college. Readmission applicants are admitted in "good standing" or on "academic probation." In order to be admitted in "good standing," a student must have completed the last semester of enrollment with a 2.00 semester grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Special Admissions
MCC occasionally enters into a contractual agreement for educational services with an agency or organization. In these instances, special admission may be granted to individuals participating in courses or activities covered by the contractual agreement. The Associate Dean for Enrollment Services must approve requests for this type of special admission.

Transfer Admissions
Students transferring to MCC from another college or university will be required to submit the Application for Admission, an official high school transcript (regardless of the number of transfer credits earned), standardized test scores, and official transcripts from each post- secondary institution attended. Transfer credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations or from military schools may be granted if such appears on the official transcripts as credits earned and the standards of the transfer institution are verified to meet or exceed MCC standards for credit. Students must supply an official copy of CLEP or AP test scores to MCC.

A student may apply forty-six (46) transfer credits toward the completion of an MCC Associate degree program provided the credits correspond to those of the MCC curriculum.  Officially accepted transfer credits will be posted to the student’s MCC transcript after admission to an MCC program.  Questions regarding the transferability of courses should be directed to the Registrar’s office.

To be officially accepted, transfer work must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Credits must be earned at a state or regionally accredited institution.
  2. The course must be equivalent to the course offered at MCC as determined by the appropriate division chair or program coordinator.
  3. A grade of “D” or better must have been earned in the course. When a “D” is used to meet a degree requirement, the student’s degree GPA (calculated on all courses used to earn an MCC degree or certificate) must be 2.00 or higher.  Although a course with a grade of “D” may be officially accepted by MCC, for admission to a particular program, a grade of “C” or higher may be required.

Technical courses are accepted if:

  • In the judgment of the program faculty, the course content is consistent with the content of the course(s) offered at MCC.  A written and skills test may be required to validate transfer course(s) competencies.
  • A student has completed the course(s) with a grade of “C” or better at a regionally accredited institution within the past five years.
  • For Dental Hygiene courses, the courses have been completed within the past two years.
  • The credit is not awarded in the final semester of a program.

Transfer students seeking a degree from MCC must complete a minimum of 16 semester hours (25% of a degree) in residency at MCC and must be enrolled during the academic year in which the degree will be awarded. Transfer applicants who earned a "C" average during the last semester of enrollment at their previous institution are admitted in "good standing," while applicants who earned less than a "C" semester average are admitted on "academic probation." Students admitted on "academic probation" must earn a 2.00 semester grade point average on a 4.00 scale, taking at least six semester hours during the probationary semester, in order to attain "good standing." Failure to attain a 2.00 semester GPA for the probationary semester at MCC will result in suspension for one semester. Students who are not eligible for immediate readmission to the school from which they are transferring may appeal for admission to MCC. The appeal should be made in writing to the Dean of Student Services.