Become a Student


Step 1: Prepare to Apply

Gather Information

Step 2: Apply

Apply to MCC
MCC's Institutional Application

If you did not attend MCC during the last year, you must submit an updated application.
After applying, you can start on the Steps (below) to Get Enrolled.
Apply for Financial Aid
  1. Fill out the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA ®
  2. Find information on MCC's  scholarships and other financial aid options.

Step 3: Submit Required Documents

Submit transcript(s), test scores, & shot record
Submit your Transcript(s)

Which transcripts do I submit? Choose an option below according to your status.

  • High School Graduate (never attended college before)
  • GED or High School Equivalency (never attend college before)
  • College Transfer (attended any college in the past)
    • Request college transcripts through or contact your previous college's Records department or Registrar's office.
You may, also, have your transcript(s) delivered by mail or in-person to Highlander Central in the Enrollment Services Center.

Submit your Test Scores
In order to determine your readiness for college-level courses, MCC will need your  Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA or TSIA2) scores or you may provide proof of exemption.

You may also mail or deliver in-person your test scores to Highlander Central on campus. 

Submit your proof of the Bacterial Meningitis Immunization

  • Are you under the age of 22? If so, Texas law requires you to show proof of immunization against bacterial meningitis. Find out how to submit this documentation. Or deliver your documentation of immunization to Highlander Central in the Enrollment Services Center.
  • If you are only taking online courses, you do not need to submit your shot record.


Step 4: Get Advised

Important: Please be sure you have submitted all the documents above (transcript(s), test scores, and shot record)  before you meet with your advisor.
Do I need to meet with an advisor? 
  • MCC requires our students to meet with their advisor each semester. Find out how here
  • If you are a student who regularly attends another college and are taking a minimester or summer course only, you do not have to meet with an advisor. For the next steps, go to our Minimester & Summer Admissions checklist.

Step 5: New Student Orientation

Online and In-Person (Highlander Day)
  1. Complete New Student Orientation Online
  2. Sign up for your Highlander Day

Find out more about New Student Orientation (NSO)

Step 6: Get Ready for Class

Pay for your classes 
How do I pay? 
  • Review the Payment Deadlines for each semester.
  • If you are receiving a Pell grant or federal loan, your tuition will automatically be deducted from your account.
    • Any funds remaining, after your tuition and books have been paid, will be distributed to you according to your refund preferences.  
  • If you are paying your tuition with cash, check, or credit card, visit MCC's Business Office or visit the Business Office's webpage for more information. 

How do I buy my textbooks?
  • Books may be purchased online or in-person at the McLennan Bookstore in the Michaelis Academic Center on campus.  
  • If you are planning to purchase books with your remaining financial aid, stop by the Business Office to get your ID card in order to present it at the McLennan Bookstore for payment.  


Important final steps to get started

Check your new MCC student email

Your MCC student email address will be used for all MCC communications; so, it is very important that you know you have an MCC student email and that you read it and use it daily. 
  • Learn more about your student email account.  

Get your student ID & parking sticker

  • You may pick up your student ID at the Business Office in the Administration building on campus or order your student ID online
  • In order to receive your parking sticker, you will need to bring your car's license plate number to the Business Office in the Administration building on campus. 

Check your class schedule

  1. Log-in to WebAdvisor, click on the Student menu and find your schedule under Academic Profile. 



Phone: 254-299-8622
In-Person:  Enrollment Services Center
(See our Campus Map)
Mailing address:
McLennan Community College
Highlander Central
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708