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Choose the category that best describes your individual situation and then follow these steps for enrollment. Additional information can be found in the current class schedule or the Mineral Area College catalog.

1. First-Time Student: An applicant who has not completed any college-level coursework since high school graduation. Students who complete summer coursework after high school graduation, but who have already been admitted to the College, are still considered first-time freshmen.

2. Transfer Student: Any applicant who has attended another institution of higher education since high school graduation and before applying to Mineral Area College.

3. Returning Student: Any student who has previously earned at least one hour of credit at Mineral Area College.

4. Continuing Student: A student who is currently enrolled at Mineral Area College and who has not had a break in enrollment (excluding summer session).

5. Dual Enrollment Student: Any student who is a junior or senior (at least age 16) who wants to complete Mineral Area College coursework while attending their high school.

6. International Student: An applicant who is a citizen of a country other than the United States who wishes to attend Mineral Area College.

It is to your advantage to schedule any necessary appointments or assessments early in the registration period.

Dean of Students, (573) 518-2154, Arts & Science Bldg.
Admissions, (573) 518-2228, Arts & Science Bldg.
Registrar, (573) 518-2119 or 518-2130, Arts & Science Bldg.
Financial Assistance, (573) 518-2133, Arts & Science Bldg.
Director of Assessment, (573) 518-2188 or 518-2202, Arts & Science Bldg.
Cashier's Office, (573) 518-2251 or 518-2232, Arts & Science Bldg.
ACCESS, (573) 518-2152, Arts & Science Bldg.
Bookstore, (573) 518-2106, Student Center
Housing, (573) 518-1330, College Park

Students enrolled during the fall semester may register early for spring and summer courses; students enrolled during the spring semester may register early for summer and fall courses.

First-Time College Student Checklist

  • Obtain an application for admission from your high school counselor or contact the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601-1000 (573) 518-2228, or apply via the Internet: Online Application
  • Send the completed application to the Admissions Office.
  • Apply for financial aid, if needed.
  • Request your high school to send the Admissions Office an official current high school transcript.
  • Have your official ACT scores reported to MAC. This can be done at the time you register to take the test. If you did not arrange to have your scores sent to MAC, check with your high school counselor to see if your scores are on your high school transcript. Scores listed on high school transcripts are acceptable. If your high school does not list scores on transcripts, additional copies of ACT scores are available from the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52334. MAC's code is 023060. There is a fee for this service. You may also take the ACT COMPASS test on our campus to meet this requirement.
  • At the end of your senior year, request your high school send an official final copy of your transcript to the Admissions Office.
  • If you have completed a General Equivalency Degree (GED), request the State Department of Education mail copies of your scores to the Admissions Office. It is not acceptable to submit a student copy. If you completed your GED in Missouri, the Admissions Office has Transcript Request forms which you may use to request your scores from Jefferson City.
  • Upon receipt of requested admission data, you will be sent registration information. An academic advisor will assist you in planning your class schedule and with questions concerning your educational plans. It is important to remember all admission data must be submitted before you may register for classes and meet with an advisor.

Transfer Student Checklist

  • Obtain an application for admission from the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601-1000 (573) 518-2228, or apply for admission via the Internet: Online Application
  • Send the completed application to the Admissions Office.
  • Apply for financial aid, if needed.
  • Request your high school send a copy of your official transcript to the Admissions Office.
  • Have your official ACT scores reported to MAC. This can be done at the time you register to take the test. Scores listed on high school transcripts are acceptable. If your high school does not list scores on transcripts, additional copies of ACT scores are available from the American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52334. MAC's code is 023060. There is a fee for this service.
  • If you have not already taken the ACT test or completed college level coursework in English or Math, you will need to take the COMPASS test. This test will measure your English, math, and reading proficiency and determine your level of placement into these academic areas. Call the Director of Assessment in Student Services for additional information.
  • Request the Registrar of each post-secondary institution you have attended send one official, up-to-date transcript to Mineral Area College. It is not acceptable to submit only one transcript listing coursework completed at several institutions. Transcripts should be mailed directly to the Admissions Office from the institution. Transfer credit will not be awarded based on transcripts handled by the student. Regardless of the number of hours of credit you transfer from other colleges, you must complete your last 15 hours at MAC in order to graduate. To receive transfer credit, a student must have attended an institution accredited by an appropriate college-level accrediting component of a regional accrediting body, such as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which has accredited MAC. Allow two weeks after receipt of transcripts for evaluation to be completed.
  • Upon receipt of requested admission data, you will be sent registration information. An academic advisor will assist you in planning your class schedule and with questions concerning your educational plans. It is important to remember all admission data must be submitted before you may register for classes and meet with an advisor.

Returning Student Checklist (enrolled at MAC since 1981)

  • Obtain a Mineral Area College Application Update from the Admissions Office, P.O. Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601 - 1000 (573) 518-2228 or download it from the web: Returning Student Application
  • Send the completed application to the Admissions Office.
  • Clear any "holds" to your student account (i.e. library fines, parking fines, etc.)
  • If you have not already taken the ACT or COMPASS test or completed college level coursework in English or math, you will need to take the COMPASS test. This test will measure your English, math, and reading proficiency and determine your level of placement into these academic areas. Call the Director of Assessment in Student Services for additional information.
  • If you have attended another institution since you left MAC, request that an official transcript from each institution be sent to the Admissions Office. It is not acceptable to submit only one transcript listing coursework completed at several institutions. Allow two weeks after receipt of transcripts for evaluation to be completed.
  • Upon receipt of requested admission data, you will be sent registration information. An academic advisor will assist you in planning your class schedule and with questions concerning your educational plans. It is important to remember all admission data must be submitted before you may register for classes and meet with an advisor.

Continuing Student Checklist

Continuing students are encouraged to participate in early registration for the next term. Continuing students have the option to take advantage of web registration, or may register in person with an advisor.

  • Clear any "holds" to your student account (i.e. library fines, parking fines, Business Office, etc.)
  • If you are planning to enroll in English or math courses, and you have not already taken the ACT test or completed college level coursework in English or math, you will need to take the ACT COMPASS test. This test will measure your English, math, and reading proficiency and determine your level of placement into these academic areas. Call the Director of Assessment in Student Services for additional information.
  • Obtain a Course Schedule booklet which is available in the Reception Area of the Arts and Science Building or at an Outreach Center. The schedule is also available on the web. Check to make sure you have satisfied prerequisites.
  • Obtain an enrollment form from the Course Registration window located in the Arts and Science Building or take advantage of web registration.
  • Registration information, including your Web registration PIN, will be mailed to you.
  • If you want advisor assistance with Web or paper registration, schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor.
  • If you choose not to Web register, submit your registration form to the Course Registration window. After entry of selected courses, you will proceed to the Business Office to pick up your schedule/fees statement. If you are an Outreach Center student, submit your registration form to the Outreach Center Director.
  • If you have a name or address change, complete the appropriate form in the Registrar's Office or at the Course Registration window. If you have moved from an out-of-district address to an in-district address, you will need to submit proof of residency to the Business Office. Refer to the college catalog for acceptable forms of proof or contact the Business Office.

Dual Enrollment

Academically talented high school students may be admitted to take college courses before high school graduation. A Dual Credit Enrollment Information form must be submitted along with a high school transcript and ACT or COMPASS scores. Students interested in Dual Enrollment should read the section on First-Year Admission.

International Students

Refer to "International Student Admissions" on the web or in the college catalog.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your admission process, please feel free to contact:

Office of Admissions
Phone: (573) 518-2228
E-mail: jsheets@MineralArea.edu

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact:

Registrar's Office
Phone: (573) 518-2119 or 518-2130
E-mail: registrar@mineralarea.edu

We look forward to assisting you in meeting your educational goals!