• Steps to Getting Started


  • How to Become an MHCC Student

    Pro Tip: When you decide to go to college, the first thing to consider is how you will pay for school. If you are applying for financial aid you want to complete the FAFSA/ORSAA https://mhcc.edu/ApplyingFinAid/

    Also, be sure to explore other ways to cover costs including scholarships, employer reimbursement opportunities, unemployment incentives, etc. If you are paying out of pocket, a community college like Mt. Hood is a great option for a high quality education at a reasonable price

    1. APPLY FOR ADMISSIONS at mhcc.edu/Apply/

    You will receive a “Welcome” email with your MHCC Student ID, password and instructions on what to do next.

    2. DETERMINE YOUR COURSE PLACEMENT (In Reading, Writing & Math)

    • New students:
      •  If you graduated from high school within the last 7 years, complete the High School History Form. Login using your MyMHCC credentials to view and submit the form.
      • If you graduated more than 7 years ago, please email testing@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7591 to learn what options are available for determining your course placement.
    • Transfer students: Send us your official transcripts from other schools. After you submit your transcript, request a Transfer Evaluation.

    3. MAKE A PLAN WITH AN ADVISER

    Pick your classes! Meet with an academic adviser to help you plan your schedule of classes. 503-491-7315 or advising.questions@mhcc.edu

    4. REGISTER FOR CLASSES

    Log into MyMHCC and register https://my.mhcc.edu/ICS/

    • Note: Log in instructions are included on the main page as well as a “how to register video.”
    • Need more help? Use our “live chat” also found on the main MyMHCC page!

    5. SET UP STUDENT EMAIL AND ONLINE ACCESS TOOLS

    Now it’s time to set up the tools you will need to access your course materials online, communicate with instructors and fellow students and get help when needed.

    6. DETERMINE WHICH TEXTBOOKS YOU NEED

    Go to bookstore.mhcc.cc.or.us/ to order all of the books and required supplies that you need to succeed.