Admissions

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Meridian Community College welcomes a diverse student body through an open-admissions policy that fosters access to an affordable and quality college education. We strive for excellence in service and in our commitment to serving incoming students.

All students must meet general admissions requirements and submit:

  • An Application for Admission.
  • An official high school transcript or high school equivalency transcript (commonly¬† known as the GED)
  • An official ACT, SAT or Accuplacer score report* (*Score reports are used to access college readiness for course and/or program placement. However international student score requirements differ).

Please refer to the Admissions Checklists to determine if additional requirements apply. Meeting general admissions requirements does not insure admissions into a particular program of study. Please review the Programs of Study for more information.
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Admissions/Placement Testing

To best position students to reach their goals, MCC uses relevant diagnostic instruments to determine the strengths and needs of students in order to assist in the selection of the most appropriate program and/or course options.
MCC uses the American College Test (ACT), enhanced version, and the ACCUPLACER assessment for course placement purposes. The enhanced ACT was used beginning in October 1989. ACT scores posted prior to October 1989 may be used, but students are also urged to take ACCUPLACER on campus for a more current assessment of their skills. ACCUPLACER is a computer-based assessment which is given in the testing center of the Admissions Office in Ivy Hall. To schedule a testing appointment, call 601.483.8241. All students seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing or the Physical Therapist Assistant programs must submit an ACT score. ACCUPLACER will not suffice for admission to either program.