Counselor Information

Class of 2018 Information

Campus Tours: Visiting MCC
Plan an individual visit and let us show you first hand all that MCC has to offer prospective students. Campus visits include a tour of campus with an Ivy League Student Recruiter or College Recruiter and a meeting with an admissions counselor to discuss admissions and other aspects of being a MCC student. Individual appointments with a financial aid representative are available. If you are interested in meeting with an academic advisor based on your major, just let us know when you schedule the visit.
 
We can also schedule tours for high school and community college groups. Please call Recruiting at 601-484-8632 or email recruiting@meridiancc.edu  to arrange the details of your visit. Please contact us to see what dates are available on our calendar. We will do our best to accommodate your groups, but please keep in mind activities may be limited for larger groups. We will do our best to show your students a great MCC experience!
 
Before You Schedule a Visit
Campus visits are available Monday-Friday. Schedule your visit by calling 601-484-8632 or emailing recruiting@meridiancc.edu

You can schedule your campus visit as either an individual appointment or as part of a group appointment.  If you are interested in an individual appointment, please have several dates and times in mind that would work for you.
 
After Your Visit

Be sure to "Like" MCC’s Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Share your tour experience and complete the next steps to becoming admitted to MCC.
 
Getting Admitted to MCC
Students seeking admission to MCC must submit the following:

  1. A completed Application for Admission.  
  2. An official high school transcript. This transcript must show the date of graduation and the principal’s signature.
  3. A copy of the student’s scores on the American College Test (ACT) or on the ACCUPLACER test. ACCUPLACER is given free on the MCC campus. Call 601-483-8241 to set up a test time if you have not taken the ACT.

Orientation
Orientation is registration for all new degree-seeking students at MCC. You’ll meet with an academic advisor to create your class schedule, in addition to learning other essential information about becoming a student at MCC. Orientation is mandatory for all new degree-seeking students at MCC. You must attend an orientation session in order to register for classes. Freshman and Transfer Orientation is a one-day event, and families should plan to be on campus through lunch. Students should plan to be on campus for approximately four hours after their check-in time.
 
Students must pre-register to attend an orientation session and be admitted to MCC in order to fully participate. 
 
Financial Aid
To be considered for any type of financial aid, students must first submit an admissions application to the Office of Admissions. Please refer to this checklist regarding tuition guarantee, federal and state aid information, and deadlines.
 
To be considered for any type of scholarship, students must submit a general scholarship application to the Scholarship Coordinator.  Scholarship applications should reach the Scholarship Coordinator’s office by April 1.
 
High achieving students should also complete the President, Eagle and Dean Scholar Application

Dual Credit / Dual Enrollment Information

Spring 2018 Dual Credit Class Schedule

  • Step 1: Receive dual credit paper work (print the documents or pick up a copy from your high school counselor)
  • Step 2: Return completed paperwork into school counselor/registrar for processing

Packets include the following: 

    • MCC Application for Admission (completed each semester, mark Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment)  
    • Completed dual credit form for new students not currently taking a Spring 2017 dual credit class, OR
      a completed dual credit renewal form
    • SSN #, Course name and time (example: English Composition, Tuesday nights; College Algebra, online), Semester you are taking the course, High School GPA, and Signatures of parent, principal/administrator, and counselor
  • Step 3: Include your most current partial High School Transcript (note: home school student transcripts must be notarized)
  • Step 4: Include your ACT or Accuplacer test scores (call 601-483-8241 to set up a test time for Accuplacer if you have not taken the ACT)

A student may only enroll in Meridian Community College’s General Education Dual Credit Program if he/she:

  • has 14 core units on an official high school transcript
  • is a Junior or Senior in high school
  • has at least a 3.0 GPA
  • has received written recommendation from their high school principal and/or counselor, with parental signature

A student who is currently attending high school may register to take courses under Meridian Community College’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit program provided he/she:

  • is classified as a high school sophomore, junior or senior as documented by an official high school transcript,
  • has received an unconditional written recommendation from their high school principal and/or counselor, with parental signature
  • received the written acceptance into a CTE course from an MCC CTE instructor based on a student interview.