Admissions

MGCCC requires different admissions documents from different types of applicants. To find out what we need from you, click on the appropriate student type from the navigation list provided on the left menu, and welcome to Gulf Coast!

 

  • First Time Freshman

    1. Complete the free application for admission on-line or print out the paper application and bring or mail to the Admissions office of the campus or center you plan to attend.
    2. Request an official transcript from your high school be mailed directly to the Admissions Office.
    3. Students who have completed the General Education Development Test Battery (GED) are required to have their official score reports sent directly to the Admissions Office.
    4. Students who plan to live in a residence hall (Perkinston Campus only) complete the MGCCC online Housing application and pay an online application fee of $50. You may pay with credit, debit, or pre-paid card. Please do not submit application/application fee through postal service.
    5. Submit ACT scores or make an appointment to take the Freshman placement test (COMPASS)
    6. Attend a freshman orientation session where you will get the information needed to start your college career, talk to an advisor, register for classes, pick up your parking decal, and have your picture ID made.
  • Returning Students

    RETURNING – Students who have not attended MGCCC for two or more semesters.

    1. Complete the free application for admission on line or print out the paper application and bring or mail to the Admissions office of the campus or center you plan to attend.
    2. Contact a counselor for advisement and registration.
  • Returning with Transfer Credit

    RETURNING TRANSFER – Students who have attended another college or university since attending MGCCC.

    1. Complete the free application for admission on line) or print out the paper application and bring or mail to the Admissions office of the campus or center you plan to attend.
    2. Complete the transcript request form(s) and mail to all colleges or universities attended since leaving MGCCC to request an official transcript to be mailed to the Director of Admissions on the campus of your choice.
    3. Contact a counselor for advisement and registration.
  • Transfer Student

    TRANSFER – Students who have attended other colleges but are new to MGCCC.

    1. Complete the free application for admission on line or print out the paper application and bring or mail to the Admissions office of the campus or center you plan to attend.
    2. Complete the transcript request form(s) and mail to all colleges or universities attended to request an official transcript be sent to the Director of Admissions at the campus of your choice.
    3. Applicants who have attended a non-regionally accredited institution must complete requirements
    4. If no math or English was taken at your previous college, either submit ACT scores or make an appointment to take the Freshman placement test (COMPASS)
    5. Contact a counselor for advisement and registration
  • Dual Enrollment Student

    DUAL ENROLLMENT/DUAL CREDIT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – Academically talented students who are currently enrolled in high school but meet the requirements to attend college classes while still taking high school.

    1. Complete the free application for admission on line or print out the paper application and bring or mail to the Admissions office of the campus or center you plan to attend.
    2. Submit a letter of recommendation from high school counselor or principal stating that you have complete 14 units of college preparatory coursework with a 3.0 or better GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.
    3. Provide official high school transcript indicating grades through the last semester of attendance.
    4. Contact a counselor for advisement and registration.
    5. Credit earned through the dual enrollment program will be awarded once you have completed high school graduation requirements and a final official transcript has been received.
  • Home School Student

    HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS – Students who graduated from a home school program.

    1. Complete the free application for admission on line or print out the paper application and bring or mail to the Admissions office of the campus or center you plan to attend.
    2. Request an official transcript from your home school program be mailed directly to the Admissions Office.
    3. Student who plan to live in a dormitory (Perkinston Campus only) complete the MGCCC Housing application and bring or mail to:Housing Office
      P. O. Box 548
      Perkinston, MS 39573
    4. Submit ACT scores or make an appointment to take the Freshman placement test (COMPASS)
    5. Attend a freshman orientation session where you will get the information needed to start your college career, talk to an advisor, register for classes, pick up your parking decal, and have your picture ID made.
  • International Student

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Students who are citizens of another country but would like to complete a degree with MGCCC.

    1. Complete the application for admission on line or print out the paper application and bring or mail to the Admissions office of the campus or center you plan to attend. The application fee of $100.00 for international students will automatically be added to your account.
    2. Provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and Rubella. In addition, the State of Mississippi requires all new foreign applicants to be screened for tuberculosis by the local office of the Mississippi Department of Public Health.
    3. If English is not the native language of the applicant one of the following is required:
      1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 525 on the paper based, 69 on Internet Based (iBT), and 195 on the computer based test.
      2. A grade of “C” or better in English Composition I and English Composition II transferred from a regionally accredited university or college within the United States. (It is recommended that the applicant take the Test of Written English portion of the TOEFL.)
      3. Proven proficiency in English following completion of an English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Institute, or Intensive English Language Program provided through a U.S. college or university designed for non-native born students. A letter of recommendation from the program director indicating the student has achieved “proficiency satisfactory to enroll in and successfully complete college work and is able to converse and communicate intelligibly and effectively” must accompany certification of completion.
    4. Complete, official scholastic records translated into English(if these are being submitted from a high school, a graduation or completion date must be listed on the transcript) and evaluated by an approved credentialing agency. Applicants who have not received a degree equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma may submit a passing General Education Development (GED) test score. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be submitted to an approved evaluation servicefor translation and evaluation. If the student would like to have credit applied towards a degree from MGCCC, the evaluation service must provide course comparisons for the appropriate courses. Results should be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions at the appropriate campus. This process will take four to six weeks and the college must receive the evaluation prior to the six week admissions deadline.
    5. Official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or Universities (if applicable). Applicants who have completed 12 or more semester hours of college level from regionally accredited colleges or universities are required to submit only their United States transcripts.
    6. Provide a copy of the applicant’s passport with an effective date through the first six months of enrollment.
    7. Provide a notarized Affidavit of Support from a bank indicating available American funds sufficient for tuition, transportation, and room and board for at least the first year of the student’s enrollment.($10,900.00)
    8. To secure housing, complete the Housing Application and submit a $50.00 housing application fee to the housing office. Residence hall rooms are available on the Perkinston campus on a first come first serve basis. Please note that residence halls are closed during college scheduled breaks and holidays. Students will not be allowed to remain in campus housing during these times and must make their own housing arrangements for scheduled breaks and holidays.
    9. Prior to registration, applicants must schedule a personal interview with the Director of Admissions and selected instructors to determine the student’s ability to perform in the chosen field of study.
    10. Participate in an orientation session prior to registration.
    11. Following completion of admission requirements, the Admissions Office will mail the applicant the form I-20.