MCC embraces the philosophy that students be provided the opportunities for learning experiences, developmental courses, counseling, tutorial assistance, etc., that will help the individual to succeed in achieving his/her educational goals. 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.