To apply to attend MECC, you must complete the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) online application. After completing and submitting your application, you are officially admitted to MECC and will receive a student ID number, username, and temporary password on your confirmation page. You will see the following screen when you complete the online application. Please make note of this information and use it to log into MyMECC .

(Note: The temporary password is good for 30 days. Please change your temporary password when you first log into MyMECC . See FAQs below for instructions on how to fill out the online application.

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After submitting your application, go to STEP 2 if you plan to complete a degree or certificate; otherwise, go to STEP 4 if you will be taking credit classes without pursuing a program of study.

Applying/Registering for Non-Credit Courses

For assistance enrolling in noncredit courses, please contact MECC’s Workforce Solutions at 276-523-9113 or 276-523-9114.

More Information:

High School Students Senior Citizens
Veterans, Active Duty, & Dependents Foster Care Youth
International Students Home School Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals are eligible for admission to the community college if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics. Minimum scores are noted in the chart below:

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Exceptions to this policy may be made by the college president only for documented reasons. Students who do not meet the minimum score requirements are referred to the Dean of Student Services.

MECC reserves the right to evaluate and document special cases and to refuse or revoke admission if the college determines that the applicant or student poses a threat, is a potential danger, is significantly disruptive to the college community, or if such refusal or revocation is considered to be in the best interest of a college. MECC also reserves the right to refuse admission for applicants that have been expelled or suspended from, or determined to be a threat, potential danger or significantly disruptive by, another college. Students whose admission is revoked after enrollment must be given due process.

It is the policy of the VCCS and MECC to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex or age (except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification), religion, handicap, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Inquiries concerning the Affirmative Action Policy should be addressed to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, whose office is located in Holton Hall and who can be reached at 276.523.7478.

Individuals may be admitted to MECC as curricular or non-curricular students.

For all curricular students, the following items are required:

  • A completed official application for admission with social security number requested.
  • Unless otherwise specified by the college, official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities attended. Graduates who complete secondary school in a home school setting must provide a graduation date and may be required to provide documentation of coursework. The VCCS Student Information System academic records will be sufficient for colleges within the Virginia Community College System.
  • Additional information as stated by the college for admission to specific programs or curricula.

For all non-curricular students, a completed official application for admission is required with social security number requested.

  • Go to the VCCS Online Application for Admission.
  • Click New Users, complete the information requested and click submit.
  • If you are returning to the Application for Admission after having saved it (but not made your final submission to the college) – Click on Returning Users and enter your temporary login ID and password. Click Review to return to your application in progress.
  • Once you have submitted your final application for admission, you will not be able to make any changes. If corrections are necessary on the information you provided, you must contact the Enrollment Services Office at 276.523.2400.

Note: If you receive an error using the online application, please update your browser or use Internet Explorer.

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