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High School Pathway

Dual Credit * ECHS * Early Admission

Phone: 254-299-8937
Text: 254-870-1062
Michaelis Academic Center, 219

Common Questions – Helpful Answers

  • MCC Login Issues

    Please visit the Accounts and Access page to learn how to retrieve your MCC ID number, change your system password, or unlock your account. Select "All MCC Students, Employees & Faculty" for options.

    For additional technology assistance and contact information, please visit the Tech Support webpage.

  • Testing FAQ

    In accordance with state guidelines, McLennan tests all incoming students for college readiness in reading, writing and math. McLennan uses the TSI Assessment, but students may be exempt from all or part of the testing based on SAT, ACT or other standardized test scores.

  • Schedule Changes

    Students wishing to change their dual credit schedule are responsible for consulting with the high school counselor first since high school graduation may be affected. Students withdrawing from classes within the first 20 class days of the semester may be eligible for a full or partial tuition refund. See the tuition and fees page for more details.

    To add/drop a course during a registration period:
    If a student already has an enrollment form for that semester on file in the High School Pathways office, please complete and submit a schedule change form. The signed form may be submitted to

    To drop a course during the semester:
    The student should discuss options with the professor and the high school counselor. If a decision is made to withdraw through the 60 percent point in the semester, the student will ask the professor to process the withdrawal through WebAdvisor. Alternately, the student and professor may elect to submit a signed schedule change form to

  • Payment FAQ

    Payment is due 10 days before the start of the semester.

    Students dropping a course must do so before the first day of the semester to avoid a forfeiture fee. Students who are deleted from a course for nonpayment may still owe the forfeiture fee.

    • Where is my bill?
      • MCC tuition bills are sent to the MCC student e-mail account and the personal e-mail address the student listed on the MCC general application.
      • The student's account balance may be viewed at any time by logging in to WebAdvisor, selecting the "student" menu, and then selecting "statement of charges."

      If the student has no tuition owed, he/she may not yet be enrolled in a course.

    • How do I make a payment?

      Tuition may be paid online:

      • In the High School Pathways Online Portal, student or parent account (see related links). 
      • In WebAdvisor. Login, choose the student menu, and then look for "All Payment Options (Make Payment Now)."

      Tuition may also be paid at the MCC Business Office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building, or by check or money order sent through the US mail (please include the MCC student ID number on the payment; mail to: MCC Business Office, 1400 College Dr., Waco, TX 76708).

      DEADLINE: Please make your payment before the deadline, which falls approximately two weeks before the start of the semester.

      If the student has no tuition owed, he/she may not yet be enrolled in a course.

    • How much will it cost?

      Dual credit students in McLennan County pay $77 per semester hour for standard tuition and fees. Special course fees, such as lab fees, are not included in that figure.

      For more information, please see the tuition and fees page of the MCC website.

    • What about the tuition exemption?
      • Tuition waivers cover tuition and fees for McLennan County residents.
      • Textbooks and/or McLennan IncludED textbook fees are not covered by a tuition exemption. 
      • Tuition exemption awards are based on size and income of a family.
      • Students who receive a tuition exemption will still receive a tuition bill for their records.
      • Funds for approved tuition exemptions are not transmitted to the student's account until 10 days before the start of the semester. The student's account will show a balance until that time.
  • Student Accommodations

    Information about accommodations and the process of requesting them may be found on the accommodations webpage.

  • Free Support Services

    Free support services of many types are available to all McLennan students. The Campus Resource Guide provides details and contact information for the programs. 

    For quick reference:

  • What is the McLennan IncludED fee on my bill?


    As part of MCC’s ongoing effort to reduce textbook costs, some course sections will participate in a program called McLennan IncludED.

    The textbook cost has been reduced and attached to the course section as a course fee. Digital textbooks will be available in Brightspace on the first day of class. If a physical textbook or other materials are part of the IncludEd fee, the student should receive a notice to pick up the materials at the MCC Bookstore. 

    Here are some important points to note:

    • The dual credit tuition exemption will not cover this textbook fee since it is a book charge.
    • If you believe your school district covers the cost of dual credit textbooks, please contact the high school counselor to confirm.
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