Admissions

Welcome to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College! We are excited you are interested in attending our institution.

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  • Is this your first time attending college?

    1. Complete the application for admission.
    2. Submit an official final transcript from your high school to MGCCC.
    3. Students who have completed a High School Equivalency Exam (HSE) are required to have their official score reports sent to MGCCC.
    4. Submit ACT scores or make an appointment to take a placement test.
    5. Attend a freshman orientation session.
    6. Students who plan to live in a Residence Hall on the Perkinston Campus must complete the MGCCC housing application.
  • Are you returning to MGCCC?

    1. Complete the application for admission.
    2. If you have attended another institution(s), submit all transcript(s) to MGCCC.
    3. Visit a campus Enrollment Services Center to complete the enrollment process.
  • Are you transferring from another college or university?

    1. Complete the application for admission.
    2. Submit all previous transcript(s) to MGCCC.
    3. Visit a campus Enrollment Services Center to complete the enrollment process.
  • Are you taking classes while still in high school?

    1. Complete the free application for admission.
    2. Submit a Dual Credit/Enrollment Verification Form from your high school counselor or principal stating that you have completed 14 units 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. Visit your high school counselor or an MGCCC Enrollment Specialist to complete the enrollment process.

    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.

  • Are/were you a homeschool student?

    1. Complete the application for admission.
    2. Request an official transcript from your home school program be mailed directly to the Admissions Office.TRANSCRIPT GUIDELINESHome school transcripts may be developed by the parent OR by a third-party home school transcription agency. At minimum, home school transcripts should:
      1. List the school name and address
      2. List all courses taken and dates completed
      3. Have a cumulative GPA calculated on a 4 point scale
      4. Include the graduation date, if the student has graduated. Prior to graduation, an “anticipated graduation date” can be listed.
      5. Be signed and dated by the “School Principal,” which in most cases will be the parent.
      6. Home school transcripts must be notarized if grades are conferred by a parent. In cases where a third party home school association or organization validates and confers an official transcript, that official transcript is not required to be notarized.
    3. Mississippi Residents must meet Mississippi High School Graduation Pathways requirements.
    4. Students who plan to live in a Residence Hall on the Perkinston Campus must complete the MGCCC housing application.
    5. Submit ACT scores or make an appointment to take a placement test
    6. Attend a freshman orientation session
  • Are you coming to MGCCC from another country?

    1. Complete the application for admission. 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 500 on the paper based, 61 on Internet Based (iBT), and 173 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 High School Equivalency Exam (HSE) test score. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be submitted to an approved evaluation service for 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. ($14,590.00)
    8. To secure campus housing at the Perkinston Campus, complete the housing application and submit a $50.00 application fee. 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 if applicable.
    11. Upon meeting the preliminary admission requirements, the Admissions Office will mail the form I-20 to the applicant.