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Guide to Getting Started



Send Transcripts

Have an official copy of your transcripts sent to MCC's Student Services Department at or by mail to 2800 College Drive, Sidney, MI 48885.

  • High School and Other Transcripts: You must contact your high schools and all previously attended colleges to arrange for official transcripts. You may transfer courses to MCC from other accredited institutions. Visit Transfer Course Expirations for specific guidelines.
  • Home School: Home Schooled Students must submit a Self Declaration form along with a high school transcript.
  • Career Center: Visit Career Center Articulations for specific articulation information for area high schools and career centers.
  • AP and CLEP: MCC gives credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes and College Level Exam Program tests (CLEP) when required test scores are demonstrated. Official test score transcripts should be sent to the attention of the MCC Registrar Office at 2800 College Dr. Sidney, MI 48885.


Explore Funding Options

A high school diploma, or G.E.D. completion, is required to receive financial aid/students loans.


For further assistance, visit the MCC Financial Aid office online or in-person on MCC's Sidney campus.


Access Your Account

Visit to complete your First Time Login and use the self-service password reset to login for the first time. 


Your MCC email address is your username. The personal email address and phone number you included in your application will be used for verification.


Once you login you will be prompted to set up Multi-Factor Authentication.


Watch our step-by-step videos to learn more about accessing and navigating your MCC student account. Videos include:


For assistance, call the IT Help Desk at 989-328-1246.


Complete or Submit an Assessment

Assessment ensures that you start in courses you will be successful in. Assessment results do not impact your ability to enroll at MCC. An MCC counselor/advisor can assist you with course selection after completion/submission of assessment scores.


Academic Placement


Academic placement is required for students who are pursuing a program of study at MCC. MCC offers Guided Self-Placement where students complete a placement in reading, writing, and math on their own and will receive feedback to make an informed decision about class placements. Students exempt from the placements are those who have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher within the last 10 years, previously completed the ACCUPLACER assessment within the last five years, have earned an associate or higher degree, are age 60 or older, audit classes, or obtain a waiver from the instructor.


Students may access the placements here:

Reading & Writing



After the placements are complete, students are recommended to meet with a counselor or advisor for assistance in making an informed decision on course placement. Appointments with a counselor or advisor may be scheduled by calling the Student Success Center at 989-328-1264 or texting the Student Success Center at 989-625-4886.


Attend Orientation

New student orientation introduces you to MCC services and resources available to facilitate success as a student at MCC. Orientation is optional and offered online or in-person. Visit for information, or contact the Student Success Center at 989-328-1264 or


M​eet with an Academic Counselor 

Academic counselors are available to assist you with scheduling classes, planning for transfers and other academic endeavors. To schedule an appointment:



Register for Classes

Register for classes by first completing web registration on the MyMontcalm student portal, then review the most current class schedule for course selection. Class options are greater at the beginning of each registration period, so early registration is highly recommended.


Please be aware that all new students must take and pass GNST 100 during their first semester at MCC.


Pay for Classes

Registration is not complete until the Financial Aid process is complete and tuition and fees are paid in full.


Purchase Textbooks

MCC offers a Barnes & Noble bookstore with all the essentials for class. To make purchasing books and supplies easier when you visit the MCC bookstore, bring along the following items:


  • Current class schedule
  • MCC student ID
  • Billing statement 
Student Services Department