Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and MCC

MCC is open and happy to help you with staff available on campus or by phone, email, or online

Registration for Fall Second 8-Week Classes is open through Oct. 17 with classes beginning Oct. 19. Students should visit online, by phone, or in-person with their advisor. Then, register for upcoming classes as soon as possible, so you can get the classes and schedule you want. 

Face-to-face classes for the Fall semester have been adjusted to a blended format. 50-85% of coursework will be provided online; however, it is best to contact your professors regarding specific courses to find out if and when you should come to campus. 

Please check BrightSpace or contact your professor(s) for further information. Check your class schedule for the names of your professors or contact Highlander Central for assistance.

Students can access WiFi in Parking Lot E in front of The Highlands gym. Visit our Internet Resources page for details. Please contact the MCC Completion Center or Academic Support & Tutoring if these options do not work for you. 

McLennan Online is a great resource for students transitioning to online classes due to COVID-19. You may also email more information. 

MCC Tech Support is available by phone at 254-299-8077, email, or online chat. You may also visit our Tech Support website for information on using Zoom, accessing your accounts, WiFi assistance, and more.

The recommended method for purchasing materials or books through the MCC Bookstore is to order them online and have them shipped to you. However, if you are unable to get what you need online, please contact the bookstore by phone at 254-299-8456. Due to minimal bookstore staff on hand, please leave a message with a callback number, if prompted. To make purchases online, go to

For Fall textbook purchases:

  • Students that have been awarded financial aid can complete their textbook purchases at
  • Students should select Financial Aid as the payment method.
  • Students have the option of shipping items to their home or request in-store pickup. If they choose in-store pickup, they will need to contact the Bookstore at 254-299-8456 to make arrangements to for pickup.

The MCC Testing Center is open to proctor exams that CANNOT be offered online like the ATI TEAS, CLEP, Fire Academy, HESI, HiSET, MPE, PSB, and TCFB.

The Accuplacer, TSIA, and MSSC-CPT exams will be offered only online

Students who need to take tests and exams should contact their professors directly. Students with accommodation requests should email

All testing candidates must have an appointment. Walk-ins are not allowed.

For questions or assistance, email the Testing Center or call 254-299-8453 or text 254-271-1910. All calls and messages will be answered Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Most mathematic and science labs will be conducted online; however, professors may choose to make arrangements for in-person labs on campus. Please contact your professor for further information about your lab class(es).

Decisions about canceling or rescheduling public events and performances will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please check with the event coordinator or check the MCC calendar for updated information in the future.

If you are a performer with an upcoming scheduled performance, please check with your program advisor or a professor for further information.

MCC is routinely and frequently disinfecting common and high-touch surfaces. We are using the advice of the CDC on disinfecting against the Coronavirus. For more information, review our Guidance for on-campus COVID-19 operations.

Students should:

  • Check MCC's Self-Assessment checklist for specific symptoms and more information. 
  • Report your symptoms to MCC through our Self-Reporting Form in order to try to prevent spread of the illness.
  • Check out MCC's steps for exposure or testing for students.
  • A MCC Student Success representative will contact you with your academic needs during your quarantine/self-isolation.
  • Stay home for at least 14 days after exposure. 
  • Get tested for COVID-19. Here are some free testing sites around Waco. 

MCC employees should:

  • Check MCC's Self-Assessment checklist for specific symptoms and more information. 
  • Report your symptoms to MCC through our Self-Reporting Form in order to try to prevent spread of the illness.
  • Contact your supervisor as soon as possible for instructions.
  • Check out MCC's steps for exposure or testing for employees.
  • A MCC Human Resources representative will be in contact with you. 
  • Stay home for at least 14 days after exposure.
  • Get tested for COVID-19. Here are some free testing sites around Waco. 

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person-to-person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses from the CDC website transmission page.

There are many tips for helping protect yourself from the Coronavirus. Here are some helpful links on our site as well as other sites:


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