The MCC mascot, Roary the lion, stands before the door to building B. A banner says Welcome Students.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is an important program designed to support your success at MCC!

All new full-time students are required to complete NSO in order to register as full-time students.

While NSO is optional for new part-time students, we strongly encourage you to take it.

The Online NSO takes about 30 minutes to complete and provides useful information about MCC and its various student services.

Online NSO requires your MCC username and password to be completed. You will receive your login information within 72 hours after you've submitted your application. Guest Access does not require login information but does not complete the Online NSO requirement.

When Will You Attend MCC?

  • Fall 2022
    1. Complete Online New Student Orientation »
    2. High School Students: Submit your High School Transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and AP scores to the MCC Admissions office

      College/University Students: If you're a transferring from another college or university, send a copy of your official transcripts to the MCC Admissions office

    3. Register for Classes/Schedule an Appointment: To register for classes, schedule an appointment.

      You're also welcome to meet with an advisor for a drop-in visit. Academic Advisors see drop-ins, Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Spring 2023
    1. Complete Online New Student Orientation »
    2. High School Students: Submit your High School Transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, and AP scores to the MCC Admissions office

      College/University Students: If you're a transferring from another college or university, send a copy of your official transcripts to the MCC Admissions office

    3. Register for Part II: New Student Orientation. In-person New Student Orientation is an event where students register for classes, get their student IDs, and can receive a tour of the campus! The link to register is found in the last slide of Part I: Online New Student Orientation.

      If you're unable to attend Part II: In-person New Student Orientation or are uncomfortable in an environment with a lot of people, contact orientation@mchenry.edu for alternative planning.

  • Summer 2023

    Thank you for your interest in getting started at MCC in the Summer 2023 semester! The summer schedule will be viewable in February and registration will begin in the month of March. Keep an eye on your MCC-issued student email for updates on when to get registered. If you have any questions, contact orientation@mchenry.edu.

  • Fall 2023

    Thank you for your interest in getting started at MCC in the Fall 2023 semester! As a new Fall student, you’ll complete Part I: Online New Student Orientation and Part II: In-Person New Student Orientation. Orientations are offered through the summer starting in May. Keep an eye on your MCC-issued student email for updates on when to get registered. If you have any questions, contact orientation@mchenry.edu!

    Although it is still very early, we encourage you to get started with Part I: Online New Student Orientation »

    Course planning and registration will take place at Part II: In-Person New Student Orientation in the summer of 2023. Want more information on your next steps? Look at our New Student Checklist!