Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I find information about online course offerings at Middlesex?
- Do online courses have the same credits as regular courses?
- Does it appear on my transcript that I took this course online?
- How do I know if online learning is right for me?
- How do I register for an online course?
- Will I receive anything in the mail?
- What is my username and password?
- Is there an orientation?
- Do online courses require me ever to come on campus?
- What do I do if I experience a problem in my online course?
- How much does it cost to take classes online at Middlesex?
- Can I apply for Financial Aid if I take online courses?
Where can I find information about online course offerings at Middlesex?back to top
You can find information about MCC online course offerings at the Online Learning website https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/Online/, or by calling 781-280-3716 and leaving a message.
Do online courses have the same credits as regular courses?back to top
Yes. Online courses carry the same credits as the equivalent face-to-face sections.
Does it appear on my transcript that I took this course online?back to top
No. Your transcript only indicates that you have taken the course, not the instructional format (e.g. face-to-face, online, self-paced, etc.)
How do I know if online learning is right for me?back to top
Online learning is not for everyone. There is a survey on this website that will help you to decide if online learning is right for you. (https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/Online/autosurvey.aspx)
How do I register for an online course?back to top
You register for an online course the same way you register for a traditional course: phone, fax, online, or in person (https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/Registration/). Make sure to use the correct section number for the online section.
Will I receive anything in the mail?back to top
Middlesex uses a system called Blackboard for online courses. Once you have registered, you will receive a letter with your Blackboard user id and password.
You can access the Middlesex Blackboard system by going to the following website: https://mymcc.middlesex.mass.edu.
What is my username and password?back to top
Students can locate their user Id and reset their password at: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/getmymcc
Is there an orientation?back to top
Registered online students will be enrolled into a demonstration course called "Essential Skills for Online Learners".
Do online courses require me ever to come on campus?back to top
Some online courses will require you to come to campus occasionally for an exam or a lab, although many will not. Look at the syllabus of the course you are taking to see if there are any on-campus requirements.
What do I do if I experience a problem in my online course?back to top
If you experience technical problems, you should contact the Middlesex Technology Center Helpdesk at 978-656-3301. If you experience problems in your online course related to subject matter, you should contact your instructor. If you have problems that go beyond technical or subject matter concerns, please call 781-280-3716.
How much does it cost to take classes online at Middlesex?back to top
All course tuition, and fees information can be found on the MCC Student Accounts homepage. (https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/studentaccounts)