FAQ

How much is tuition?

Tuition for full-time students is $1,150 per semester.  Full-time status is considered to be 12-21 credit hours. Students who take more than 21 credit hours will be charged an additional $115 per credit hour. Tuition for part-time students is $115 per semester hour.  Tuition for out-of-state students is an additional $923 per semester.  More information on Tuition and Fees.

What is Higher One?
Higher One is a company used by MGCCC to allow students to receive and manage refunds disbursed from the college, such as pell grants, loans, scholarships, etc. For helpful information regarding Higher One and your MGCCC Bulldog Card please visit – http://www.mgccc.edu/financial-aid/higher-one-faq/. Need additional assistance? Call the customer care line, specifically for students at 1-877-584-5415, or if you need to know when you will receive your refund call 1-866-444-4379.

What majors do you offer?
MGCCC offers university parallel programs, career and technical programs and health care programs. Career, technical and health care programs will prepare you for employment or advancement within respective fields, and university parallel programs may be transferred for full credit to senior institutions toward satisfaction of requirements for a bachelor’s degree.  MGCCC also offers adult basic education and community education programs.

How do I apply for admission?
Complete the online Admission Application, or stop by one of our convenient locations for additional assistance. MGCCC requires different admissions documents from different types of applicants. Follow this link to determine your student type and the appropriate documentation needed – http://www.mgccc.edu/future-students/admissions/.

Where can I get a class schedule?
Prior to the beginning of each semester, class schedules for all MGCCC campuses and centers, as well as online selections, will be made available.

Can I attend MGCCC if I do not have a high school diploma or GED?
Although we strongly recommend that every person obtain a high school diploma or GED, admission requirements to some career programs may be met by obtaining passing scores on the Ability-to-Benefit test. To make an appointment for testing, students may schedule appointments for placement tests by enrolling in our online appointment software or by contacting campus the Assessment Center. Follow this link to learn more about Adult Basic Education – http://www.mgccc.edu/community/abeged/. Students who do not have a high school diploma or GED are not eligible to receive financial aid.

How can I get a college catalog?
The MGCCC College Catalog is available on the college website.

How do I know if I have been accepted to MGCCC?
MGCCC has an open-admission policy. After completing an online application, you will receive an automated e-mail notification from the campus Admissions Office notifying you the electronic application was received successfully. Please allow at least seven business days for your application to be processed. An MGCCC Welcome Letter will be mailed to you after the application has been processed. That letter will provide your MGCCC GCID, Bulldog email account, primary PIN, and information about the admission process. In addition to completing an online application, understand that your admission into MGCCC is contingent upon meeting the Admissions Office requirements and submitting all required documentation. Please be aware that certain programs of study have requirements that must be met before being accepted into the program.

Can I take classes if I am still in high school? 
Dual Enrollment is offered to current high school juniors or seniors. This program allows for enrollment in college courses while still attending high school. MGCCC offers the first class tuition-free for in-district students. To find out if your high school has a Dual Credit partnership with MGCCC, please contact your high school counselor. To start the process for Dual Enrollment, you must also contact your high school counselor. Follow this link to determine your eligibility – http://www.mgccc.edu/future-students/admissions/.

What is a GCID, Primary PIN and Alternate PIN?
A GCID is your Gulf Coast ID number, also known as your student ID or M number. A PIN is a Personal Identification Number. A Primary PIN will be provided on your MGCCC Welcome Letter. It can also be acquired by calling 1-866-735-1122, or by emailing questions@mgccc.edu from your MGCCC Bulldog email account. If you need an alternate PIN, you may visit the campus counseling center or your program advisor. Also, you may email your counselor or advisor from your MGCCC Bulldog email account.  A new alternate PIN number is issued to students prior to each semester.

Will my classes at MGCCC transfer to other colleges?
The University Parallel Programs are designed to meet the needs of students who expect to transfer to a four-year college or university after graduating from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Students enrolling in the University Parallel Programs should consult the college catalog and any applicable articulation agreements for the four-year college or university they plan to attend for assistance in planning the courses to be taken at MGCCC.

Where can I find the college academic calendar?
The MGCCC Academic Calendar provides students with important dates to remember.

How do I register for classes?
Currently enrolled students may preregister using Web Services.  You may contact your program advisor for PIN numbers and assistance with course selection. Former and transfer students should contact the Admissions Office at the campus or center of their choice for preregistration information and information about updating admission files. New students who have completed admission requirements can preregister after attending an orientation session. Once admission requirements are complete, you will be invited to an orientation session.

What is the COMPASS test?
The COMPASS test is a language, reading and math assessment available to students once they have applied to MGCCC; students without ACT scores take the COMPASS test for placement purposes. Students may schedule appointments for placement tests by enrolling in our online appointment software or by contacting their local campus Assessment Center or Admissions Office.  Students unable to use a computer to take the test may take ASSET, a print version of the test.  If you require this or other special test accommodations, contact the Assessment Center.

How do I apply for federal/state financial aid and scholarships?
Apply for federal student aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each school year that you will need financial assistance. These applications may be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You must also complete the MGCCC Financial Aid Application and return it to the campus Financial Aid Office by June 1 to receive priority consideration for campus-based grants, work-study and scholarship aid. Applications received after this date will be considered on a funds-available basis. Institutional scholarships are comprised of three major categories: (A) Merit Scholarships, (B) Performance and Service-based Scholarships, and (C) Athletic Scholarships. Learn more about Scholarships offered at MGCCC. Priority deadline for scholarships is April 1.  All students awarded Institutional Scholarships are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.

Does MGCCC have residence halls?
MGCCC provides residence hall facilities only at the Perkinston Campus.  Housing fees are based upon five- and seven-day meal. First, you must apply for admission to the college, then you may apply for housing and pay the $50 non-refundable fee. You must be registered for classes before a room or roommate can be reserved. For additional housing questions, call 601-928-6220.

Does MGCCC have clubs and organizations?
MGCCC offers many clubs and organizations that vary by campus.  We offer intercollegiate and intramural athletics, academic clubs, drama productions, musical performances, Student Council, and Reflections (an orientation and recruitment organization).  We also offer various activities on campus such as Club Day, Spring Fever Week and Oktober Fest that you may attend in your spare time at Gulf Coast.

How do I get a copy of my MGCCC transcript?
You may request a copy of your MGCCC transcript from MGCCC at no charge.  An unofficial transcript can be obtained through your Web Services account.