Frequently Asked Questions



Where can I find information about online course offerings at Middlesex?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Students can locate their user Id and reset their password at: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/getmymcc

Is there an orientation?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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All course tuition, and fees information can be found on the MCC Student Accounts homepage. (https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/studentaccounts)

Can I apply for Financial Aid if I take online courses?

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Yes. All information about applying can be found on the Financial Aid website (https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/financialaid)

Last Modified: 12/2/13