How to Apply for Admission to MGCCC
Complete the Online Application
The first step for any first-time student applying for admission to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is to complete an online Application for Admission.
Submit Your Transcript
Submit Your ACT Scores
Submit your ACT scores or make an appointment to take the ACT. You can send your scores or register for the test at act.org.
Schedule Your Orientation Session
Once your application to MGCCC is approved schedule to attend an Orientation session.
- Complete the online Application for Admission.
- Submit an official final transcript from your high school or home school* to MGCCC.
- Students who have completed a High School Equivalency Exam (HSE) are required to have their official score reports sent to MGCCC.
- Submit ACT scores or make an appointment to take a placement test. You can send your scores or register for the test at act.org.
- Once your application is approved,
Students who plan to live in a Residence Hall on the Perkinston Campus must complete the MGCCC housing application.
Highly qualified high school students have the option to be considered for early admission to the college. Students entering as an early admit are not eligible for federal financial aid. To be considered for early admission, applicants must:
Complete the college application for admission.
Submit a letter of recommendation from their high school principal stating that the student has completed 14 units of college preparatory coursework with a 3.0 or better grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale and outlining why early college admission is in the best interest of the student.
Provide official high school transcript indicating grades through the last semester of attendance.
Submit official ACT results indicating a composite score of 26 or higher.
Request an official transcript from your home school program be mailed directly to the Admissions Office.
Home school transcripts may be developed by the parent OR by a third-party home school transcription agency. At minimum, home school transcripts should:
- List the school name and address
- List all courses taken and dates completed
- Have a cumulative GPA calculated on a 4 point scale
- Include the graduation date, if the student has graduated. Prior to graduation, an “anticipated graduation date” can be listed.
- Be signed and dated by the “School Principal,” which in most cases will be the parent.
- Home school transcripts must be notarized if grades are conferred by a parent. In cases where a third party home school association or organization validates and confers an official transcript, that official transcript is not required to be notarized.
- Mississippi Residents must meet Mississippi High School Graduation Pathways requirements.
- Students who plan to live in a Residence Hall on the Perkinston Campus must complete the MGCCC housing application.
- Submit ACT scores or make an appointment to take a placement test
- Attend a freshman orientation session