• Steps to Getting Started


  • Step 1: Apply for Admission

    Complete the general admission application at my.mhcc.edu/admissions. After you receive email confirmation of your student ID number and password, proceed to step 2.


    Step 2: Complete the Online Orientation

    Log on to my.mhcc.edu with your student ID number and password. Under “Frequently Used Links” click on “Online Orientation.” The orientation will give you info about MHCC, policies you need to know, campus resources, and how to complete your next steps.


    Step 3: Determine Course Placement

    New Students:
    Complete the College Placement Test (CPT). This will measure your levels of reading, writing and math. Bring photo ID and your MHCC student ID number. To find testing times and locations, visit mhcc.edu/CPT and click on “CPT schedule.” To brush up your skills before taking the placement test, please visit mhcc.edu/CPTprep.

    Transfer Students: Have your OFFICIAL transcripts sent electronically or by mail to MHCC Admissions Office, 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030. Then follow the remaining steps found on mhcc.edu/TransferToMHCC. It can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to transfer credits from another college so plan ahead! You won’t be able to register for classes until you’ve either had your official transcripts evaluated or take the CPT.


    Step 4: Visit the Orientation Center

    After you take the CPT, bring your test scores to the Orientation Center (O.C.) for first-term advising. If you are a transfer student, meet with an adviser after your credits have been evaluated, then visit the Orientation Center for assistance with registration and financial aid. The O.C. helps all new and continuing students with:

    • Completing remaining steps to get started at MHCC.
    • Understanding the course schedule.
    • Registering for classes.
    • Learning to navigate the MyMHCC portal.
    • Completing financial aid forms and/or setting up payment options.