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quick facts meridian community college
  ABOUT MCC
  Meridian Community College was founded in 1937 through the initiative of the local municipal school system. The campus is located
  in the heart of Meridian, Mississippi. Known as the arts and entertainment hub, the birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers, home of the historic
  Dentzel Carousel, host of the annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival and the setting of numerous plays, concerts, shows and more, Meridian
  offers something for everyone to enjoy.

  ACCREDITATION
  Meridian Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the
  Associate in Arts and the Associate of Applied Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,
  Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Meridian Community College.

  ENROLLMENT
  Approximately 4,000 students representing more than 13 states and three countries

  STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO
  14:1

  MAJORS
  Fifty-two career and technical programs within programs of study, University Transfer (A.A.) degree within six divisions and hundreds of
  emphasis options

  NUMBER OF COURSES OFFERED
  Approximately 1,500 courses in more than 52 areas of study in general and career/technical education, hundreds of courses available
  online through the Holladay Center for eLearning

  HOUSING
  Two residence halls and one apartment-style complex housing approximately 400 students with construction plans for a fourth housing
  project currently underway

  ATHLETICS
  Ten varsity sports, extensive intramural and club sports programs

  CAMPUS LIFE
  More than 30 ways to get involved on campus through clubs, activities, organizations, special interest groups and more

  TUITION / FEES FOR ONE CALENDAR FOR FULL-TIME, IN-STATE STUDENT
  Approximately $2,400

  FINANCIAL AID
  The average amount of aid per student receiving a grant or scholarship is approximately $4,125. With 55 percent of students receiving
  federal Pell grants, MCC is consistently recognized as a leader in creating access for low-income and first-generation students.
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VISITING MCC
Plan an individual visit and let us show you first hand all that MCC has to
offer. Campus visits include a tour of campus with an Ivy League student
recruiter or college recruiter and a meeting with an admissions counselor
to discuss admissions and other aspects of being an MCC student.
Individual appointments with a financial aid representative are available.
If you are interested in meeting with an academic advisor based on your
major, just let us know when you schedule the visit.                          Orientation is a campus event designed to prepare you for a successful
                                                                              transition to life at Meridian Community College. New students are
Please call Recruiting at 601-484-8632 or email
                                                                              introduced to campus services and resources, and time is allotted for
recruiting@meridiancc.edu to arrange the details of your visit.
                                                                              questions regarding financial aid and campus housing. Additionally, new
                                                                              students are guided through their first academic advisement and course
AFTER YOUR VISIT
                                                                              registration experience. All new degree-seeking students are required to
Be sure to like MCC’s Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and
                                                                              attend an orientation session. The Office of Recruiting will communicate
Instagram. Share your tour experience and complete the next steps to
                                                                              with you regarding the details of reserving a spot at orientation.
becoming admitted to MCC.
                                                                              MCC Gold (Honors) Orientation (ACT score of 21 or higher): April
HONORS COLLEGE                                                                Fall Semester Orientation: May, June, July, August
The Honors College at MCC will challenge you to go beyond the ordinary        Spring Semester Orientation: Online
ideas about school, your own expectations and yourself. You will become
an independent learner and become a leader. The MCC Honors College            LLS 1311 ORIENTATION
will provide you with the necessary encouragement and assistance to           All first-time students will be enrolled in a one-credit hour course that is
grow.                                                                         designed to help you adjust to college life. It includes a study of personal
                                                                              and social adjustments and gives you guidance in collegiate life. This
Admission to the Honors College is competitive. Successful applicants         course is offered on campus and online and is a great tool for being a
are offered admission based on a combination of performance on                successful student at MCC.
standardized tests (ACT/SAT), high school academic record, evidence
of creativity and leadership and relative strength of the applicant pool.
Generally, the minimum criteria for consideration are 23 ACT (math sub-
score of 19 or higher and all other sub-scores 18 or higher) and 3.5 core
high school grade point average.
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get funded                                                                               your
                                                                                         EAGLE
                                                                                         CHECKLIST
FINANCIAL AID
Financial aid, student employment opportunities and convenient payment options           GENERAL ADMISSION
combine to make your educational experience affordable. MCC participates in
                                                                                         ✓ Complete an MCC admissions application
a variety of financial aid programs in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and
                                                                                         ✓ Submit official high school or GED transcript
part-time employment to eligible students. Students attending MCC are encouraged
to apply for financial aid. Financial aid consists of both college-sponsored and         ✓ Submit ACT scores or Accuplacer scores
government loans and grants.                                                             ✓ Submit a housing application with $100 deposit (if
                                                                                           applicable)
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID                                                               ✓ Submit a completed Tuition Guarantee contract (for
To be considered for any type of financial aid, you must first submit an admissions        Lauderdale County seniors only)
application to the Office of Admissions. To be considered for any type of scholarship,
you must submit a scholarship application to the scholarship coordinator. Scholarship    TRANSFER ADMISSIONS
applications should reach the scholarship coordinator’s office by April.
                                                                                         ✓ Complete an MCC admissions application
                                                                                         ✓ Submit official high school or GED transcript
TUITION GUARANTEE
The MCC Foundation underwrites the cost of tuition for four semesters of study at        ✓ Submit official transcripts from prior colleges
MCC for any graduate of a Meridian or Lauderdale County high school or any person        ✓ Submit ACT scores or Accuplacer scores
residing in Lauderdale County who is homeschooled. By enrolling in the fall following    ✓ Submit a housing application with $100 deposit (if
their spring graduation, students retain the Tuition Guarantee for four consecutive        applicable)
semesters provided they earn a 2.00 grade point average and take a full-time course
load of credit hours each semester. Students must apply for Federal Financial Aid.       DUAL CREDIT ENROLLMENT AND
Requirements may change yearly.                                                          EARLY ADMIT PROGRAM ADMISSIONS
                                                                                         ✓ Complete an MCC admissions application
FEDERAL AID
                                                                                         ✓ Complete a Dual Credit/Enrollment
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Priority Application Deadline: March 15                                                    recommendation form*
MCC Federal School Code: 002413                                                          ✓ Submit official partial high school transcript
                                                                                         ✓ Submit ACT scores or Accuplacer scores
MISSISSIPPI STUDENT AID                                                                  ✓ Received an unconditional written recommendation
www.mississippi.edu/riseupms                                                               from a principal or counselor as part of the
The State of Mississippi offers a variety of grants and scholarships to Mississippi        completion of the Dual Credit/Enrollment form
students pursing higher education, from programs for students seeking specific
educational goals (such as nursing or teaching) to programs based on academic            *Academic Dual Credit students must have completed 14 core high
merit like the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) and the Mississippi Eminent   school units and have a 3.0 grade point average. Career and Technical
Scholars Grants (MESG). Applications are required for consideration, and students        Dual Credit students must have completed 14 units and also must
should be aware of deadlines.                                                            complete a successful interview with the CTE program instructor.
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HOUSING FAQ
                                                                                          get settled
  When do I have to have my application and deposit turned in?
  MCC housing is based on first come, first served. Fall housing              COLLEGE CROSSING
  fills quickly, so it is advised that you have your deposit and              • Males and females (separate apartments)
  application in before June.                                                 • Housing is available for disabled students.
                                                                              • MCC does not provide family housing or housing for couples.
  Will my scholarships and grants pay for housing? Yes,
  financial aid payment options for housing are available. You                • Residents: Approximately 240
  are responsible for meeting with financial aid and the business             • Layout: Each apartment comes with two twin beds, two chests and
  office for all financial information.                                         two closets in each bedroom. The common area has a dining room
                                                                                table with four chairs, a dishwasher, oven and refrigerator. Each room
  How many credit hours do I have to be enrolled in? All housing
                                                                                includes a cable TV jack and phone jack, and wireless internet is
  students must be enrolled in the minimum credit hours, as set
  forth by residence life, at all times throughout the semester to              provided by MCC.
   stay in housing. If a student drops below the minimum credit
         hours, he/she will be dismissed from housing.

RESIDENCE LIFE
Residential living is an integral part of the collegiate experience. Living
on campus adds an extra dimension to college life. In MCC student
housing, you’ll find more than a home—you’ll discover an exciting, diverse
community that places all the advantages of a dynamic community
college right at your doorstep.

MCC’s residence hall program is designed to provide you opportunities
for cultural, recreational, social and academic growth as well as enabling
you to develop your leadership skills. About 400 students live in MCC’s
residence housing.

THORNTON HALL                                                                 EAGLE HALL
• Females                                                                     • Males
• Housing is available for disabled students.                                 • Housing is available for disabled students.
• Residents: 42                                                               • Residents: 118
• Layout: Thornton Hall features two-bedroom suites on two floors. Two        • Layout: Eagle Hall features two-bedroom suites on two floors. Two
  people share one bedroom, and every two rooms share a bathroom.               people share one-bedroom with a sink and vanity, and every two
• Rooms: Each room comes with two twin beds, two chests, two desks,             rooms share a toilet and bathtub.
  two chairs and two closets. Each room includes a cable TV jack and          • Rooms: Each room comes with two twin beds, two chests, two desks,
  phone jack, and wireless internet is provided by MCC.                         two chairs and double closets. Each room includes a cable TV jack and
                                                                                phone jack, and wireless internet is provided by MCC.
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       THERE ARE MORE                                                     ATHLETICS
                                                                          MCC is proud of its varsity athletics program. Many of the teams and
                                                                          individual athletes are nationally recognized, and our state-of-the-art

       THAN       WAYS                                                    facilities complement these high-achieving student-athletes. Attendance
                                                                          at home games is free for full-time students, faculty, and staff with a
                                                                          valid MCC ID.

       TO GET INVOLVED!                                                   Sports:
                                                                          • Baseball
                                                                          • Basketball (Men and Women)
CAMPUS LIFE                                                               • Golf
The Campus Life Program               Some of our most popular            • Soccer (Men and Women)
provides activities designed to      campus   activities and special      • Softball
complement and supplement               interest groups include           • Tennis (Men and Women)
classroom education. Campus Life            Phi Theta Kappa               • Track and Field (Men and Women)
involves you in the college and the      Honor Society (PTK),
community, gives you input into Campus Activities Board (CAB),
college decision-making, provides    Baptist Student Union (BSU),
leadership training opportunities,        MCC Gospel Choir.
and creates professional and
personal growth opportunities through
student organizations.

                                   INTRAMURALS
                                   MCC Campus Life invites you to
                                   participate in an action-packed
                                   competitive Intramural Sports
                                   program. More than 10 activities
                                   are offered, featuring team and
                                   individual/dual competition. The
                                   Intramural Sports program is open
                                   to all students currently enrolled
                                   at the college and offers diverse
                                   opportunities for student groups
                                   to promote and represent their
                                   organizations while participating in
                                   recreational activities.
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     CAREER SERVICES
     MCC’s Career Development Center exists to help make connections
     between students, alumni and employers. If you are searching
     for a major, building a résumé, or looking into different career
     options, the staff at Webb Hall is here to assist you.

     STUDENT SUCCESS
     When you find yourself in need of professional assistance in
     math, English or computer competency, turn to the Student
     Success Center and Computer Connection Lab for help. Located
     on the second floor of Montgomery Hall, these labs offer you the
     opportunity to take advantage of our professional tutorial staff.

     • Instructor Referral: With an instructor referral, you will receive
       an appointment form which you will take to the Center.

     • Student Appointments: When you realize you might need a little
       help, you can stop in at the Center and set up an appointment.
       Please bring your textbook and any graded papers with you so
       that we can go over problem areas. You will be given a tutoring
       form to keep, and we will also send a copy to your instructor so
       he or she will know that you have sought extra help.

     ADVISING
     The MCC advisors are committed to your student success through
     degree completion, graduation evaluations, and helping you reach
     your educational and career goals.

Meridian Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
religion or age in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.
Compliance with Section 504 and Title IX is coordinated by Soraya Welden, dean of student services: 910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307; 1-601-484-8707; fax: 1-601-484-8635; email: swelden@meridiancc.edu
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programs of study meridian community college
BUSINESS
Broadcast Communication Technology                         Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Business and Office Technology                             Culinary Arts Technology
Business and Office Technology (certificate)               Graphic Design Technology
Computer Network Technology                                Health-Care Data Technology
Computer Programming                                       Hotel/Restaurant Management Technology
Cosmetology                                                Information Systems Technology
Cosmetology (Teacher Training)                             Business and Marketing Management Technology
Early Childhood Education Technology                       Nail Technician

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Fire Protection Technology (non-specialty program)         Emergency Medical Science Technology
Fire Protection Technology (Technical Specialty program)   Emergency Medical Science Technology (certificate)
Emergency Management and Communications

HEALTH EDUCATION
Dental Assisting Technology                                Medical Laboratory Technology
Dental Hygiene Technology                                  Physical Therapist Assistant
Health Information Technology                              Radiologic Technology (X-ray)
Health Information Coding (certificate)                    Respiratory Care Practitioner
Medical Assisting Technology                               Surgical Technology

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Automotive Technology (certificate)                        Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology
Commercial Truck Driving (certificate)                     Precision Manufacturing & Machining Technology
Construction Trades (certificate)                              (one-year certificate or two-year certificate)
Drafting and Design Technology                             Millwright Technology
Electronics Technology                                     Telecommunications Service Technology
Industrial Electricity (certificate)                       Welding and Cutting Technology
Industrial Maintenance Technician (two-year certificate)

NURSING
Associate Degree Nursing                                 Health Care Assistant (certificate)		              Practical Nursing (certificate)
Associate Degree Nursing (Accelerated Program for Licensed Practical Nurses and Paramedics)

        UNIVERSITY TRANSFER EMPHASIS DIVISIONS                                          COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  Fine Arts and Communication                Science and Wellness                   Adult Basic Education/GED                College for Kids
     Language and Literature              Social Science and Business                  Business Assistance                 Continuing Education
              Math                              Student Success                     Career Development Center             Workforce Development

  Top 10 Community College in the Country by Smart Asset                                      Designated Military Friendly School

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  910 Highway 19 N | Meridian, Mississippi 39307 | 601.483.8241 | recruiting@meridiancc.edu |             meridiancc       mcceagles          mcceagles
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