How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to matriculate by selecting a certificate or degree program at the time of application. Those applicants not seeking a degree or certificate can elect to apply as a non-matriculated or guest student.

Matriculated Students

(Applicants enrolling in a degree or certificate program)

  • Review the admissions and academic requirements for your program of choice. Some programs require prerequisite course work.
  • Complete the admissions application. Applications may be obtained online at the Apply to MWCC webpage or from the MWCC Admissions Office. Mail applications to:
         MWCC
         Admissions Office
         444 Green Street
         Gardner, MA 01440
  • Mail official high school/homeschool/high school equivalency assessment and college transcripts to:
         MWCC
         Admissions Office
         444 Green Street
         Gardner, MA 01440
    Copies of an official college transcript are required if: 1. you are applying to one of MWCC’s selective programs; 2. you seek to transfer college credits; or 3. you have been awarded an educational certificate from outside the U.S. Those documents awarded from a country outside the U.S. must be translated and evaluated to US standards through a credential evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies may be found at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Current high school students may be accepted into a major pending verification of high school graduation.

Non-matriculated Students

(Applicants not seeking a degree or certificate from the college, known as a guest student; ineligible for financial aid)

  • Complete the admissions application. Mail applications to:
         MWCC
         Admissions Office
         444 Green Street
         Gardner, MA 01440
  • Students must meet prerequisite requirements for all courses and will be restricted to earning a maximum of 12 credits in this status. Prerequisites can be met through placement testing or review and approval of equivalent college coursework. In some cases, students may be allowed to maintain non-matriculating status beyond 12 credits. Contact the Advising Center with this request.

  • Students who wish to matriculate after being admitted as a non-matriculated student should contact the Admissions Office. Students will need to complete an updated admissions application and certify that they have completed their high school diploma/high school equivalency assessment. The change will then be effective for the following semester.