Admission to the College



Middlesex is a public college with an open admission policy. SAT scores are not required (although there are some prerequisite requirements to enter some programs). In general, applicants are expected to have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate. Students who graduated from high school in 2003 or later from a Massachusetts public high school are also required to meet MCAS requirements. All home schooled students, without a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate, are eligible to apply for admission to a degree or certificate program provided they have successfully completed an approved home school program in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws or the laws of their home state.  Please click here to view the MCC Home School Policy.  Admission to some programs is competitive, due to a limited number of openings. 

Health and most Technology programs begin only in the fall semester, with the exception of the Nursing program which begins in the spring as well. These programs also have special admission requirements which are described below. Most other programs admit new students in January as well as September.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Academic Career and Transfer Counseling Centers to make an appointment with an Academic Counselor to explore program options, determine potential transfer credit awards, or learn more about MCC. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-800-818-3434. We also welcome your visit and invite you to take tours of the campus. Tours are available on a regular basis, Click Here for the most current tour schedule.

If you are interested in applying to a degree or certificate program, you can apply online. If you are not interested in a degree or certificate program, but would like to register for courses, please Click Here. Or, if you prefer, call 1-800-818-3434 to request a semester schedule of classes.

For general questions, email the Admissions Office at admissions@middlesex.mass.edu

Programs with Special Admission Requirements

Health Division Programs

Health programs have additional admission prerequisites. Click Here to download the admission application forms. You may also request admission materials by calling 1-800-818-3434, or you may schedule a meeting with an Academic Counselor in Bedford or Lowell to discuss your program of interest. These materials are also available in the Bedford and Lowell Student Information Centers. It is strongly recommended that applicants attend a Health Information Session to learn about the admission requirements for these selective admission programs.

Please note that admission to all health programs requires current scores on the College Placement Test with the exception of the Nursing program which requires current scores on the TEAS exam.  This requirement is mandatory for all applicants regardless of previous academic history. Students testing into English as a Second Language courses must complete the required sequence prior to being admitted to a Health program.

You will also need to send us your official transcripts to show the completion of specific course prerequisites for the program for which you are applying.  Please see admission materials for more information regarding which courses are required. If you have not completed the prerequisite courses for a particular Health program, you will be admitted to Liberal Studies. Once prerequisites have been completed, you may apply to the Health Division program of choice by submitting a complete Admission Application and Admission Requirement Certification form.

Special Note Regarding Residency: Non-Massachusetts residents will be admitted on a space available basis only.

Applicants to Dental Hygiene and Diagnostic Medical Sonography must provide academic transcripts, three Health Recommendation Forms, an Admission Requirements Certification form and a completed Supplemental Admission Application/Observation with essay(s). All requirements must have been met by December 5, 2014 for consideration for September 2015 admission. Applicants who are completing prerequisite courses in the Fall semester should submit their transcripts immediately upon completion of the course. Applicants completing coursework in the Spring semester will be considered on a space available basis.

Radiologic Technology applicants must provide academic transcripts, an Admission Requirements Certification form, Supplemental Admission Application and a Radiologic Technology Observation Report. All requirements must have been met by December 5, 2014 for consideration for September 2015 admission. Applicants who are completing prerequisite courses in the Fall semester should submit their transcripts immediately upon completion of the course.

Nursing Associate Degree admission is on a rolling basis. Nursing applicants must complete all requirements listed on the Requirement Certification Form.  Please attend the required Overview of the Nursing Program session early in the admissions process to ensure that you have completed all the necessary steps. The Nursing program is currently accepting applications from qualified applicants. Qualified applicants are admitted to the on a space-available basis as their applications, including all requirements, are completed. 

Medical Assisting Certificate applicants must provide academic transcripts, a Requirements Certification form and have qualifying college placement test scores. For fall admission, priority consideration is given to qualified applicants who apply by March 30. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. Students who successfully complete the Medical Assisting Certificate have the option of moving into the Medical Assisting Associate degree. 

Dental Assisting Certificate and Associate degree applicants must provide academic transcripts, a Requirements Certification form, and have qualifying college placement test scores.  Priority consideration is given to qualified applicants who apply by March 1. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. The Dental Assisting Certificate program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014.

Dental Laboratory Technology Associate  degree applicants must submit a complete application, a Requirements Certification form, and have qualifying college placement test scores. Priority consideration is given to qualified applicants who apply by March 1. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. The Dental Lab Technology program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014.

The Academy of Health Professions Certificates include Nursing Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Phlebotomy, Medical Office Administration and Clinical Laboratory Assistant.  Applicants to these programs must submit a complete application, a Requirements Certification form and have qualifying college placement test scores.  Applicants are admitted on a space-available basis as their applications, including all additional requirements, are completed.  Please see application materials for upcoming enrollment dates.

Medical Laboratory Technician Associate Degree applicants must provide academic transcripts, a Requirements Certification Form and have qualifying college placement testing scores.  Applicants are admitted on a space available basis as their applications, including additional requirements, are completed.  The Medical Laboratory Technician program is currently accepting qualified applicants for Fall 2014. For more information or to fill out an application please contact Lauren Ellis at 978-656-3460 or ellisl@middlesex.mass.edu.

Other Special Admission Programs:

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling

After official transcripts are received proving academic readiness for this program, applicants will be invited to an information session with the program coordinator. Applicants are also required to complete an essay. We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester.  Applications may be picked up in the Student Information Centers in Lowell or Bedford or you may download them below:

                        AACC Program Information and Admissions Requirements

                        AACC Requirement Certification Form

                        MCC General Application

Business Administration Transfer Associate Degree-Accelerated Option

The accelerated format of this program meets the needs of those individuals who are college ready and focused on earning an Associate’s degree in Business Administration. Applicants must demonstrate readiness for Intermediate Algebra (MAT 100), and English Composition I (ENG 101) on the college placement test or through previous college coursework in order to enroll. Students who do not meet this requirement may take advantage of our tutoring services or attend one of our Refresher Workshops to help improve their scores. The College also offers accelerated math and writing classes during the summer to help students meet entrance requirements for the fall. This program begins in August or January. We are now accepting applications for Fall (August) 2014.

Biotechnology Program

Applicants to the Biotechnology Technician program must demonstrate readiness for Algebra 2 and English Composition. Readiness may be demonstrated through the college placement test or previous college coursework. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester.

Paralegal Certificate Program

Applicants to the Paralegal Certificate program are required to have earned an Associate's or a Bachelor's degree to be considered for admission. The Paralegal Associate Degree Career and Transfer options are open admission programs. If you meet the general admission requirements of the college, you may be admitted to the Paralegal Associate degree programs (no prior degree is required). We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester for the Paralegal Certificate and Associate Degree options.

Energy Utility Technology Certificate Program

Applicants to the Energy Utility Technology Certificate program must demonstrate readiness for Algebra 2 and English Composition or be concurrently enrolled in Basic Writing and test out of developmental reading coursework. Readiness will be demonstrated through the college placement test or previous college coursework. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester.

Computer Forensics Certificate Program

Applicants to the Computer Forensics Certificate program must meet one of the following conditions to be admitted to the program: Earned an Associate's or a Bachelor's degree, or have 3 years experience in Law Enforcement or Information Technology, or have completed the College Placement Test and shown readiness for English Composition and math placement testing above Intermediate Algebra. Students that do not meet these requirements can apply to the Associate in Science-Liberal Studies Computer Forensics option. The associate degree is an open admission program. Students that meet the general admission requirements of the college are encouraged to apply to this option. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester.

Last Modified: 4/18/14