Admissions & Recruitment

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for classes at MCC?

When and where can I register?

How do I use WebAdvisor?

Where can I get a copy of my class schedule?

How much do classes cost?

When do I pay for my classes?

What happens if I don't pay my tuition and fees by the payment deadline?

Is there any kind of installment plan for tuition?

Are there any limits to the number of classes I can drop?

Do MCC classes transfer to other schools?

Where can I pick up general information about MCC?

Where can I get an MCC class schedule?

When will the next MCC class schedule be out?

Where can I get an MCC catalog?

Where do I get a parking decal and an ID card?

How do I schedule a campus tour?

If I am enrolling in a certificate program, do I still need testing?

Does MCC offer financial aid and scholarships?

When should I apply for financial aid?

Is it ever too late to apply for financial aid?

What is the MCC school code for financial aid?

What are the hours of the campus cafés?

If I attended college many years ago, do I still need to submit a transcript?

Does MCC have dorms or campus housing?

How do I register for classes at MCC?

In order to register for classes at MCC, a student must first complete the admissions process. After you meet with an advisor, then you will be eligible to register via WebAdvisor.

Where and when can I register?

Once you have completed the admissions process, and have met with your advisor, you can register via WebAdvisor. WebAdvisor is available for registration on computers in Career Development Services, the Student Center and the Student Services Building. You may also register from your home computer by accessing the MCC Web site at www.mclennan.edu and selecting the WebAdvisor link. The WebAdvisor registration system is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the selected registration dates.

How do I use WebAdvisor?

Please review the WebAdvisor instructions and guidelines.

Where can I get a copy of my class schedule?

Once you have completed registration, you may print your schedule at a variety of places. You may obtain a copy of your schedule by using WebAdvisor. Web Advisor is available on computers in Career Development Services, the Student Center, and the Student Services Building. You may also print your schedule from off-campus by accessing the MCC Web site at http://www.mclennan.edu/ and selecting the WebAdvisor link.

How much do classes cost?

Please see tuition & fees

When do I pay for my classes?

You must make sure that you have paid for your classes by the payment deadline for the semester in which you are planning to enroll. Registration is NOT complete until you have paid for your classes. Students may pay through WebAdvisor, mail, or in person at the Business Office on campus.

What happens if I don't pay my tuition and fees by the payment deadline?

If payment is not received by the payment deadline, your registration will be cancelled. If you still plan to attend, you will have to re-register for classes that are available at the time of registering. Your original classes are not saved or reserved for you, so please help us ensure you don't lose any classes by paying on time.

Is there any kind of installment plan for tuition?

Yes. MCC has a tuition installment plan that requires students to pay 50 percent of their tuition and fees by the stated deadline, and then pay out the balance in two installments. Students must sign a contract and pay a non-refundable $25 processing fee. Please go to WebAdvisor to find out more informaton about installment plans. Also, remember that the payment plan must be set up before the first day of the semester.

Are there any limits to the number of classes I can drop?

If you enrolled at MCC as a first-time freshman in fall 2007 or later, you are restricted by Section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, which states that MCC or any other Texas public institution of higher education may not permit you to drop more than six courses during your undergraduate career. All courses dropped after the census date of the semester are included in the six-course limit unless (1) you withdraw from all courses or (2) the drop is an approved drop exemption.

Policies and procedures for implementation of this law are being developed and will be published as soon as they are available.

If you're affected by this law and plan to attend another institution of higher education, you should become familiar with that institution's policies on dropping courses, too.

Do MCC classes transfer to other schools?

Yes. Since MCC is an accredited institution, the college courses you take here are transferable to other colleges and universities. Our counselors in Career Development can help you with transferring courses to specific schools.

Where can I pick up general information about MCC?

You can pick up general MCC information at the Information Center, located in the Student Services Building on campus. They have current catalogs, class schedules,traditional 16-Week or flexible 8-Week schedules, program brochures, testing information and much more. Call (254) 299-8622 for more information.

Where can I get an MCC class schedule?

The schedules are available on MCC's campus, at area high schools, and on white MCC racks located throughout the community. You can also browse the most recent class schedule here.

When will the next MCC class schedule be out?

The MCC class schedules are produced on a semester basis. The Summer & Fall schedule is distributed each year at the beginning of April, and the Spring schedule is distributed each year at the beginning of November.

Where can I get an MCC Catalog?

You may browse a Web version of the catalog online here.

Where do I get a parking decal and an ID card?

You may pick up a parking decal and your Highlander One Card at the Mac Card Office located in the Learning Technology Building. The Highlander One Card is considered your picture ID. Once you receive your first card, you will use it for your entire MCC career. Each time you register, your card will automatically be activated. If you lose your decal or ID, there is a replacement fee of $5 for the decal and $10 for the card. Replacement fees may be charged to your grant or scholarship account as long as money is still available. You may open a OneAccount by depositing money to be credited to your card. You may use it for convenience at the Bookstore, The Highlander and Tartan cafes or any card-equipped coke and snack machines.

How do I schedule a campus tour?

You may call the Information Center at (254) 299-8622 to set up a campus tour. Our Admission Specialists will be glad to walk you through our beautiful campus and answer any questions that you may have.

If I am enrolling in a certificate program, do I still need testing?

Students seeking a certificate in programs with fewer than 42 semester hours are not required to take the THEA or Accuplacer Test if they remain within the curriculum specified for that certificate. In some cases, a few certificate programs do require testing. Please check with the appropriate advisor in that area.

Does MCC offer financial aid and scholarships?

Yes. MCC gives away close to 25 MILLION dollars each year in scholarships and financial aid. Visit the Office of Financial Aid to find out how you can identify and apply for scholarships, grants, loans, or the work study program.

When should I apply for financial aid?

You should apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (F.A.F.S.A.) form. The deadlines for completing your financial aid file in order to ensure that funds will be available for registration are as follows:

Fall semester - July 1

Spring semester - November 1

Summer session - April 1 (limited aid is available for summer terms)

Applications received after these dates will be considered on a funds-available basis. However, funding from financial aid may not be available at registration for students who applied after the deadline, so students must be prepared to pay their tuition and fees when they register. Applications for all private donor scholarships are due by February 15.
Check with the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Is it ever too late to apply for financial aid?

To be considered for financial aid, the Financial Aid office must have a correct Student Aid Report with all required documentation by the student's last date of enrollment. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

What is the MCC school code for financial aid?

The school code for MCC is 003590.

Check with the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

What are the hours of the campus cafés?

The Highlander Café is located in the Learning Technology Center (LTC) and is open

Monday - Thursday 7:15a.m. - 7:00p.m.

Friday 7:15a.m. - 1:30p.m.

If you have any further questions you may call the Highlander Café at (254) 299-8421.

If I attended college many years ago, do I still need to submit a transcript?

Yes. MCC must have official transcript(s) from ALL colleges that you have attended in the past. However, if you are a current college student attending another institution, you may submit an unofficial (student) copy of your transcript in order to register early, and then provide MCC with the official transcript once that semester has been completed.

Does MCC have dorms or campus housing?

MCC does not have campus housing at this time. For the most part, MCC is a commuter school and all of our students live in either nearby apartments or houses. You can search or request for more information on apartments at http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_rent/

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact our office at the address below.

McLennan Community College
Office of Student Admissions
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708
254-299-8MCC