Steps for Getting Started At Mt. Hood Community College

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Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) has an open-entry general admission policy and welcomes all students who can benefit from instruction regardless of their educational background. Becoming an MHCC student is easy, just follow these steps!

  1. APPLY FOR ADMISSION. If you have never taken classes at MHCC or have not attended within the last four terms or more, you will need to fill out an admission form. Please visit Wait until you receive email confirmation of your student ID number before proceeding to Step 2.

    In the meantime, consider your options for PAYING FOR COLLEGE. Visit and complete your FAFSA as soon as possible! Processing the application takes approximately 6 weeks! Start now. See or call the Office of Financial Aid at 503-491-7262.

  2. DETERMINE COURSE PLACEMENT – For new students, this means taking the free College Placement Test (CPT) at MHCC Testing Services, Room AC2335 on the Gresham Campus, or Maywood Park Community Skills Center. The CPT will measure your levels of reading, writing and math. Bring a photo ID and your MHCC student ID number. For CPT schedule, practice questions and general info, check out

    For transfer students, bring your photo ID, MHCC student ID number and previous college transcripts to the Academic Advising and Transfer Center in Room AC2253 on the Gresham Campus. An adviser will see if course placement can be determined and assist you with choosing your first term courses. If no reading, writing or math courses have been completed with a grade of “C” or higher, you will be asked to take the College Placement Test. To learn more, visit
  1. VISIT THE ORIENTATION CENTER – The Orientation Center (OC) is located in Room AC1002 on the Gresham Campus. Students who have just completed the CPT and/or brought transcripts to the Academic Advising and Transfer Center will be referred to the Orientation Center for assistance with online registration, navigating the MyMHCC portal, new student orientation, and completing financial aid forms and/or setting up a payment plan if applicable. No appointment is needed. The OC will help get you familiar with the various resources, procedures and support services at MHCC. To learn more, visit

    Registration for classes is available for currently enrolled, returning and new students via the MyMHCC portal at Logging on to the MyMHCC portal requires your MHCC student ID number and password. The first time you log on your password is your 6-digit birth date.

Refer to this great checklist to help guide you through college once you’ve registered for classes. When can you get your textbooks? How about a Student Activity Card? Where can I find a campus map?

Accessible formats for individuals with disabilities are available by calling the Disability Services Office at (503) 491-6923 or (503) 491-7670 (TDD)

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