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Here are the steps for admission.

First-time students will need to submit an application for admission and a $15 non-refundable application fee. (First-time students are applicants who have not completed any college-level course work since high school graduation.)
Returning students will need to submit an application for admission but do not need to pay the $15 application fee again. (Returning students are applicants who have previously attended Mineral Area College after graduating high school but have not attended MAC for one or more semesters.)

Application for Admission (for new and returning students) - Online Version

Please allow 3 to 5 business days for your admissions documents to be processed.

Official copies of high school transcripts, home school proof of completion, GED/HiSET scores, and previous college transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office. If you received your GED/HiSET in Missouri we will be able to access that once we receive your application. Students must contact each institution and have their transcript(s) mailed to the address below. High school seniors can be provisionally accepted based on a seventh semester transcript. A final transcript should be requested after graduation. A final transcript should show grades, class rank, and date of graduation. Official transcripts from all previous institutions must be on file before the student is eligible to register for classes or attend orientation. Mineral Area College will not release copies of high school transcripts and colleges transcripts from other colleges that have been submitted to Mineral Area College back to the student.

Transcripts should be mailed directly from the respective institution to:

Mineral Area College
Office of Admissions
PO Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601

Mineral Area College requires students to take the ACT, Compass or Accuplacer and submit those scores to the Admissions Office. While there is no minimum score to be accepted to the college, your test scores will be used for placement into certain courses. Mineral Area College reserves the right to guide enrollment on the basis of placement tests.

To schedule a time to take the Accuplacer, contact the Assessment Office at 573-518-2202 or e-mail You may also schedule the Accuplacer online.

ACT scores listed on high school transcripts are acceptable. If you have taken the ACT test and it is not on your high school transcript, you may request additional copies from:

ACT Records Department
P.O. Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52243-0451

Mineral Area College’s code is 023060. There is a fee for this service.

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The code for Mineral Area College is 002486. The priority deadline to complete the FAFSA is April 1.

You should apply for aid at least six weeks before the semester in which you plan to attend. Late applications will be processed, but funds are limited and late applications may affect the amount of aid available to you.

If you plan to live on campus, fill out the Application for Residence and submit it to College Park along with a $200 deposit.

Information on College Park

Once you receive notification that you have been accepted to Mineral Area College, you will be invited to sign up for a C.A.R.D.S. (College Advisement/Registration Day for Students) orientation program. This half-day program features academic advising, registration for classes, campus tours, and information on housing, financial aid, billing, parking and student IDs.

C.A.R.D.S. is a required orientation for students attending MAC as first-time freshmen or first-year students with fewer than 12 college credit hours after graduating high school.  Students planning to begin classes in the spring semester will not participate in C.A.R.D.S. Students who are admitted late and/or cannot attend a C.A.R.D.S. program may not register until after the last scheduled C.A.R.D.S. program for the semester. Exceptions to the above policy must be approved by the Registrar or the Dean of Student Services.

Mineral Area College is open to all high school graduates and non-graduates who are 16 years or older. MAC maintains an open door policy, providing higher education to everyone who can benefit from its programs and courses.



The Admissions Office at Mineral Area College is glad to answer any questions you may have about the admissions process.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the summer

Location: Technology Building - Student Services

Mineral Area College
Office of Admissions
PO Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601
Phone: 573-518-2228


Julie Sheets
Director of Admissions

Andrea Kemper
Admissions Representative

Traci Weissmueller
Admissions Representative