The MWCC Admissions Office welcomes applications to a variety of academic programs. Whether your goal is an associate degree or a certificate, selected courses for job training, preparation for transfer to another institution, or personal growth, MWCC’s admissions staff will help you through every step of the process. The mission of the MWCC Admissions Office is to be a model of student recruitment and enrollment excellence. The Admissions Office is located on the first floor of the main building at the Gardner Campus, and representatives are readily available for consultation. The Admissions Office may be contacted at 978-630-9447 or

While all students are welcome to consider MWCC, the college gives priority consideration to legal residents of Massachusetts. Out-of-state students are welcome and encouraged to apply, and may be eligible for admission under the New England Regional Student Program, if from a neighboring state.

Prospective students are not guaranteed admission to MWCC. Due to changes in enrollments and academic programs, the college reserves the right to update admission criteria at any time. To be admitted, applicants must have a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (HiSet/GED). Certificates of completion are not accepted to demonstrate successful completion of secondary school. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform college-level work and conduct themselves in accordance with all college policies. In cases where tests or other indicators suggest the contrary, the college reserves the right to deny admission.

If you are considering one of our selective admission programs, information sessions pertaining to these programs are available throughout the year. Attendance at an information session may be required before application to a selective program. 

All students are encouraged to review the application for their desired program carefully before submission.

To arrange an appointment for a campus tour or to attend an information session, contact the Admissions Office at 978-630-9447, TTY 978-632-4916, or More information about MWCC, including the steps necessary to enroll, can be found here. Academic program and gainful employment information can be found here.