• Admissions Resources

  • Getting To Know MHCC
    A great way to get to know Mt. Hood Community College is to take one of our scheduled campus tours. Tours are free and available every week during the term. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to learn more about MHCC’s educational programs and services. If you are a new student, this is a great way to find your way around before your classes begin.
    Getting More Information About MHCC

    Getting the information you need is important to us. We have provided multiple ways to get further information. Various options are provided below.

    Quick Links
    Quicklinks is a dropdown list that allows for quick access to many of the commonly used pages. The Quicklinks box can be found on the home page as well as at the top of each page of the site.

    Web Search
    Web Search is a way to customize your search method. You request the topic you wish to find by clicking into the Search text box and typing that topic into the box. Once you type the topic name click on the go button. You will be directed to your "search results". Your search results are a list of web pages that contain the topic you selected. Each item should have a brief description of that page. Sometimes your topic may not be found, or you may have multiple places on the web page that provides information about your topic. It is up to you to visit the pages that contain the type of information you are seeking.

    Information Inquiry
    You may request information about MHCC’s educational programs and services using the link below.

    Make an Inquiry

    Steps for Getting Started At MHCC

    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. Apply online at my.mhcc.edu/ics/Admissions. 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. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. For best results, apply in January every year. Filing the FAFSA is only step one of the process. If eligible, it may take up to six weeks to complete all steps. See mhcc.edu/financialaid for more info.
      Complete an MHCC scholarship application. Applications are open three times per year online at mhcc.edu/StudentScholarships/.

    2. 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 on your skills before taking the placement test, please visit mhcc.edu/CPTprep.

      Transfer Students: Bring photo ID, your MHCC student ID number and previous college official transcripts to the Academic Advising and Transfer Center (AATC) in Room AC2253. 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 C or higher, you will be asked to take the College Placement Test. See mhcc.edu/AATC.

    3. Visit the Orientation Center
      After completing the CPT or taking your transcripts to the AATC, visit the Orientation Center in Room AC1002 to get assistance 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

        For more info, see mhcc.edu/oc .

        Registration for classes is available for currently enrolled, returning and new students via the MyMHCC portal at my.mhcc.edu/ics. 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.
      • For an interactive online registration demo, visit mhcc.edu/demos.
      • Important dates for registration, final examinations and campus closures can be viewed at mhcc.edu/registrationcalendar.
      • The quarterly schedule of classes is available at MyMHCC

    I’m Registered for Classes – Now What?
    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?

    Attending Full-Time

    Full time students take a minimum of 12 credit hours per term.
    Being a student at Mt. Hood Community College means making changes, adjustments and adding new responsibilities to your daily lifestyle.
    The flexibility of a two-year college allows you to attend part time or full time, day, evening or weekend classes, as well as distance learning classes. MHCC costs less than a four-year college or university and allows you to transfer to a four-year college or university, if you wish to earn your bachelor’s degree.

    Your learning techniques and personal life schedule, will determine if full- time enrollment or part-time enrollment is best for you. Our advisers are here to help you decide which is best to achieve your educational goals
    Attending Part-Time

    Part-time students take 11 credit hours or less per term. Although it may take a bit longer to earn a degree, this may be best for your personal life schedule and will allow you more flexibility to succeed. Attending part time is also an option if you are upgrading your current career skills or exploring a new hobby through our community education classes. Whatever your goals may be, Mt. Hood Community College is here to help you achieve your dream.