Applications

Applying to the Mount is free, easy, and fast! Choose the application type suited to you below and you’ll be on your way!

General Admission Application

If you are a new student or transfer student, this application is for you. Our free online application takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and we do not require an essay or test scores!

Click here for the Online Application

Click here to download the PDF Application

This application is for those students who are applying from a country other than the United States (F1 Student VISA). 

Application Deadlines

  • May 15 for Fall (September) admission 
  • November 1 for Spring (January) admission 

International Requirements

  1. Complete MWCC International Student Admission Application
  2. An official copy of secondary/high school record or foreign equivalent - submitted as originals OR certified copies. If documents are not in English, an official translation must be submitted along with your documents. Foreign documents must be evaluated and translated by a US evaluation company like the Spantran - MWCC Pathway (offers discounted services), Center for Educational Documentation (CED) or World Education Services (WES). A list of additional evaluation services is available at www.naces.org/members
  3. If English is not the official language of your home country and you have not yet completed a college-level English course, you are required to provide proof of your English proficiency:
    1. Official TOEFL scores sent directly from Educational Testing Service www.ets.org/toefl OR
    2. Official IELTS score sent to us directly from www.ielts.org.
  4. Copy of your current I-20, as well as any previous I-20s issued to you, if applicable.
  5. Copy of your current visa and I-94 card, as well as any extensions or previous changes of visa status since your last entry into the United States if applicable.
  6. Official Affidavit of Financial Support with accompanying evidence for each funding source (bank statements or a certified letter from the bank) showing possession of the minimum amount listed on the affidavit.
  7. Copy of Passport
  8. If you are transferring from another US institution, you must submit a completed I-20 transfer authorization form.
  9. International students applying to a selective program at MWCC must also submit the appropriate selective program application in addition to their other requirements.

Avoid Delays - To avoid delays in processing your application, complete all items required in legible handwriting. Make sure the name on your application matches the names on your transcripts. Provide all required documentation prior to the deadline. 

Please note: DHS regulations stipulate that “Only one online or distance learning class can count toward a full course of study for an F-1 student during each term or semester.” For more information, please visit: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students/study/full-course-of-study

International Student 2324 Application 10.23 1

The Division of Access and Transition at MWCC manages programs for middle and high school students in partnership with K-12 schools. These programs, College Access, Dual Enrollment, and Early College, offer various services such as counseling, tutoring, mentoring, college tours, workshops, and activities. The services are often part of targeted grant initiatives, and many are free of charge.

All applicants for Gateway to College must attend an info session and complete the online application. Please call 978-630-9248 to sign up for an information session.

Please note that the essay portions will be used to determine English placement and should reflect your best writing skills.  All materials should be emailed to gateway@mwcc.mass.edu.

Download the Application (PDF)

Click here for the Online Application

Mount Wachusett Community College is pleased to offer an Early College High School opportunity to motivated students who would like to get a jump start on college. The goal of Pathways is to provide 20 high school students, per year, the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and an Associate degree while completing their junior and senior year taking courses at MWCC. Click to learn more.

Application

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Call 978-630-9248 to sign up for an information session.

Click here for the Online Application

Click here to download: Pathways Early College Experience Application

The primary goal of the Educational Talent Search (ETS) grant is to assist participants to successfully complete middle and high school and enroll in postsecondary education. Middle and high school students from four local districts continue to receive support from staff at Mount Wachusett Community College.

Talent Search offers services to six hundred ninety-five (695) individuals, primarily in grades six through twelve, of whom at least two-thirds must be income-eligible and potential first-generation college students. Click to learn more.

The school districts targeted in the grant include:

  • Fitchburg (Arthur M. Longsjo Middle School, Memorial Middle School, Fitchburg High School)
  • Gardner (Gardner Middle School, Gardner High School)
  • Leominster (Samoset Middle School, Sky View Middle School, Leominster High School)

Application

Download Application (PDF) or click here to launch our web application.

Essentially, the primary goal of the North Central Massachusetts Talent Search (NCMTS) grant is to assist participants from eligible districts to successfully complete middle and high school and enroll in postsecondary education with the support of MWCC staff.

Talent Search offers services to five hundred (500) individuals in grades six through twelve, of whom at least two-thirds must be income-eligible and potential first-generation college students.  Click to learn more.

Talent Search offers services to students from the following districts:

  • Fitchburg (Sizer)
  • Athol (Athol Royalston Middle School, Athol High School)
  • Orange (Ralph C. Mahar Regional School)
  • Winchendon (Murdock Middle/High School)
  • Clinton (Clinton Middle and High School)

Application

Click here for the NCMTS Online Application

Earn college credits through Dual Enrollment courses at MWCC. This program allows you to earn credit toward a high school/homeschool diploma and college degree simultaneously, saving you time and money toward your college degree.

Dual Enrollment offers a unique true-to-life academic college experience, allowing the student to focus on courses that will be transferable to most two-year and four-year public and private institutions, while simultaneously completing their high school graduation requirements. Click to learn more.

Application

This application is for high school juniors and seniors who want to take college classes while simultaneously completing their high school graduation requirements. 

High School Dual Enrollment Online Application

High School Dual Enrollment Downloadable PDF Application

Students enrolled at Gardner High School, Leominster High School, Fitchburg High School and Sizer School may apply for the North Central Massachusetts Early College Academy. At FHS and LHS, classes primarily take place at each high school or virtually, during the school day, and are taught by MWCC or Fitchburg State University faculty. Students at Sizer School primarily take courses with Fitchburg State University, and students from Gardner High School take courses at the MWCC campus and online.

Early College programs are also offered at Narragansett Regional High School. Early College will be offered at these high schools at no cost to students or families. Coursework is integrated into the school day, and is all part of the Massachusetts Transfer Agreement, ensuring transfer to public institutions and many privates as well.

Students will attain both high school and college credits for successfully completed courses and are eligible to attain 12 or more college credits prior to high school graduation in a defined academic pathway, such as Healthcare, Business, Education, or Liberal Arts & Sciences. There is no cost to students for these courses or the program. This program is offered in partnership with these schools and Fitchburg State University. For additional information, interested students should contact their respective guidance office at participating schools.

Application

Click here for the Online Application

Click here to download: North Central Early College Academy Application

Selective Program Applications

MWCC is an open-enrollment college, however, some of our programs have additional requirements. We call these Selective Programs. Applicants for a selective program.

How to Apply to a Selective Program

  1. Attend a mandatory Information Session
  2. Download the appropriate application below
  3. Request transcripts from all colleges other than MWCC
  4. Bring or mail your completed* packet to the Gardner Campus Office of Admissions by the application deadline

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Transcripts and other required documents should be attached to your application file. Deadlines and requirements are listed on the application. If something is in transit from a third party (like transcripts), please note this on your application.

Health Compliance Overview

Students enrolling in health science majors or courses are required to view this Health Compliance Overview video.

What is required for Advanced Standing in Nursing program?

  • Deadline: Nov. 1st | Start: Jan.
  • Info Session: mwcc.edu/info
  • Verification of completion of High School
  • LPN License (current) or Completion of NUR 111
  • TEAS Exam: As of Jan 1, 2023 all TEAS scores for Nursing may be no more than 12 months old at the time of the application deadline.
    Candidates must take the TEAS Exam at MWCC with the following minimum scores:

    • Reading (69.0%)
    • Math (63.3%)
    • English (60.0%)
    • Science (45.8%)
  • Required Courses: Complete before applying
    • MAT 143 - Statistics (or higher): Complete with a C+ or higher (<10years)
    • BIO 203 - Anatomy & Physiology I: Complete with a C+ or higher (<10years)
    • ENG 101 - College Writing I
    • PSY 105 - Intro to Psychology

Apply Online

Applications have closed, applications for the 2024/2025 school year will be available in July 2024.

(Allows students that have already completed the equivalent of MWCC’s NUR111 to immediately enter second-semester nursing courses.)

Students wishing to participate in the CNA to LPN Walkway should complete the General Application. Students will meet with an advisor to ensure the criteria below have been met. Once the requirements have been completed, the LPN Application can be submitted.

  • Info Session: mwcc.edu/info
  • Verification of completion of High School (or equivalent)
  • TEAS Exam: As of Jan 1, 2023 all TEAS scores for Nursing may be no more than 12 months old at the time of the application deadline.
    Candidates must take the TEAS Exam at MWCC with the following minimum scores:

    • Reading (54.8%)
    • Math (50.0%)
    • English (53.3%)
    • Science (35.4%)
  • Required Courses to be completed before the LPN course of study:
    • PSY 105-Intro to Psychology
    • MAT 126 Complete with a C+ or higher (<10years)
    • NUR 117- Nurse Assistant Theory: With (B) or higher
    • ENG 101- College Writing I
    • BIO 152- Essentials of A&P: (C+ or higher)
    • PSY 110- Human growth and Development
    • HEA 106- Exploring Health Careers: With (B) or higher

APPLY ONLINE

What do I need to enroll in the Practical Nursing (PN) Program?

  • Deadline: Sept. 1st | Start: Jan.
  • Verification of completion of High School (or equivalent)
  • Info Session: mwcc.edu/info
  • TEAS Exam: As of Jan 1, 2023 all TEAS scores for Nursing may be no more than 12 months old at the time of the application deadline.
    Candidates must take the TEAS Exam at MWCC with the following minimum scores:

    • Reading (54.8%)
    • Math (50.0%)
    • English (53.3%)
    • Science (35.4%)
  • Required Courses: complete before applying
    • MAT 126 - Topics in Mathematics: Complete with a C+ or higher (<10years) OR Placement out of MAT 126
  • PN Program Details
  • Prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

APPLY ONLINE

Applications have closed, applications for the 2024/2025 school year will be available in July 2024.

What do I need to enroll in the Registered Nurse Program?

  • Application Deadline: Feb 1st | Start: Sep
  • Verification of completion of high school or equivalent
  • Info Session: mwcc.edu/info
  • TEAS Exam: As of Jan 1, 2023 all TEAS scores for Nursing may be no more than 12 months old at the time of the application deadline.
    Candidates must take the TEAS Exam at MWCC with the following minimum scores:

    • Reading (69.0%)
    • Math (63.3%)
    • English (60.0%)
    • Science (45.8%)
  • Required Courses:
    • MAT 143 - Statistics (or higher): Complete with a C+ or higher (<10 years)
    • 4-Credit human biological Lab Science (BIO): Grade of C+ or higher (<10 years old) Preferred: Biology, A/P, Micro-biology)
  • Nursing Program Details
  • Prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). MWCC students historically achieve high pass rates.

Apply Online

AS Nursing 2024 Application

What do I need to Bridge from LPN to RN?

  • Deadline: Nov. 15th | Start: Mar.
  • Info Session: mwcc.edu/info
  • Verification of completion of High School
  • LPN License (current) & minimum of 6 months of experience at the time of the start of the program.
  • Complete the Fundamentals of Nursing competency exam with a 77% or higher
  • TEAS Exam: As of Jan 1, 2023, all TEAS scores for Nursing may be no more than 12 months old at the time of the application deadline.
    Candidates must take the TEAS Exam at MWCC with the following minimum scores:

    • Reading (69.0%)
    • Math (63.3%)
    • English (60.0%)
    • Science (45.8%)
  • Required Courses: Complete before applying
    • MAT 143 - Statistics (or higher): Complete with a C+ or higher (< 10 years)
    • BIO 203 - Anatomy & Physiology I: Complete with a C+ or higher (<10years)
    • ENG 101 - College Writing I
    • PSY 105 - Intro to Psychology
  • LPN to RN Bridge Program Details
  • For currently licensed LPNs (in good standing, with six months of work experience). Credit is given for NUR111 allowing applicants to immediately enter second-semester nursing courses. Demonstrated proficiency in Maternity and Pediatrics may be considered for exemption from NUR115.
  • Prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). MWCC students historically achieve high pass rates.

APPLY ONLINE

Applications have closed, applications for the 2024/2025 school year will be available in July 2024.

What is required to enroll in the Physical Therapist Assistant program?

  • Deadline: March. 15th | Start. Sept.
  • Info Session: mwcc.edu/info
  • Verification of completion of High School
  • TEAS Exam: TEAS scores may be no more than three years old at the time of the application deadline.
    Candidates must take the TEAS Exam at MWCC with the following minimum scores:

    • Composite (61.0%)
    • Reading (71.0%)
    • Math (65.0%)
    • English (62.0%)
    • Science (51.0%)
  • Required Courses: Complete before applying
    • MAT 143 - Statistics (or higher): Complete with a C+ or higher (< 10 years)
    • ENG 101 - College Writing I: Complete with a C+ or higher OR Placement into ENG 101 (course completion still required for graduation)
    • 4-Credit human biological Lab Science: Complete with a C+ or higher (<10 years)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Program Details
  • Prepare to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) in your respective state of practice.

APPLY ONLINE

Downloadable Physical Therapist Assistant 2324 Application

What is required to enroll in the Radiologic Technologist program?

  • Deadline: May 15th | Start: Sep.
  • Must take 15 credits at MWCC
  • ENG 101, MAT 126 or MAT 143, BIO 113 or 109 as a preq for BIO 203, PSY 105, SPC 113

QCC Admission Application

What is required to enroll in the Respiratory Care program?

  • Deadline: May 15th | Start: Sep.
  • Must take 15 credits at MWCC
  • ENG 101, BIO 113 or 109 as a pre-req for BIO 203, PSY 105, ENG 102

QCC Admission Application

Applicants must meet all MWCC Admissions criteria.

Admission to MWCC is not guaranteed.

Download the application here: AS Nursing 2023 Application Laboure

How to Apply to a Selective Program

  1. Attend a mandatory Information Session
  2. Download the appropriate application below
  3. Request transcripts from all colleges other than MWCC
  4. Bring or mail your completed* packet to the Gardner Campus Office of Admissions by the application deadline

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Transcripts and other required documents should be attached to your application file. Deadlines and requirements are listed on the application. If something is in transit from a third party (like transcripts), please note this on your application.

What do I need to enroll in the Dental Hygiene Program?

  • Deadline: Feb. 1st | Start: Sep.
  • Info Session: mwcc.edu/info
  • Verification of completion of High School
  • Required Courses: Complete before applying
    • MAT 143 Complete with a C+ or higher (<10years) or placement
    • BIO 203 - Anatomy & Physiology I: Complete with a C+ or higher (<10 years)
    • BIO 204 - Anatomy & Physiology II: Complete with a C+ or higher (<10 years)
    • ENG 101 - College Writing I: Complete with a C+ or higher
  • Dental Hygiene Degree Program Details
  • Prepare to sit for the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam and the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) Clinical Exam.

Apply Online

Downloadable PDF Application 

How to Apply to a Selective Program

  1. Attend a mandatory Information Session
  2. Download the appropriate application below
  3. Request transcripts from all colleges other than MWCC
  4. Bring or mail your completed* packet to the Gardner Campus Office of Admissions by the application deadline

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Transcripts and other required documents should be attached to your application file. Deadlines and requirements are listed on the application. If something is in transit from a third party (like transcripts), please note this on your application.

What do I need to enroll in the Paramedic Technology Program?

  • Priority Deadline: Apr. 1st | Start: Sep.
  • Verification of completion of High School
  • Proof of active employment as Basic and or Advanced EMT
  • EMT certification (current): Basic and/or Advanced
  • Required Courses: Complete before applying
    • ENG 098 – Fundamentals of Writing: (C+ or higher) or Placement into ENG101
    • MAT 092 - Foundations of Mathematics: (C+ or higher, <10 yrs)) or placement above MAT 092
  • Paramedic Technology Program Details
  • Prepare to sit for the Massachusetts psychomotor exam for paramedics and the written National Registry Exam for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as paramedics.

Apply Online

Downloadable PDF Application

68W Medic to Paramedic Program Requirements

  • High School Transcripts / GED
  • College Transcripts (if applicable)
  • DD-214 Papers
  • Apply using the above application.

How to Apply to a Selective Program

  1. Attend a mandatory Information Session
  2. Download the appropriate application below
  3. Request transcripts from all colleges other than MWCC
  4. Bring or mail your completed* packet to the Gardner Campus Office of Admissions by the application deadline

*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Transcripts and other required documents should be attached to your application file. Deadlines and requirements are listed on the application. If something is in transit from a third party (like transcripts), please note this on your application.

  • Deadline:  March 1st | Start: Sep.
  • Info Session: mwcc.edu/info
  • Verification of completion of High School minimum GPA of 2.7 and/or a min GPA of 2.7 from a previously attended college
  • Required Courses: Complete before applying
    • College Level English equal to or greater than ENG 098: Complete with a C+ or higher
    • College Level Math equal to or greater than MAT 126: Complete with a C+ or higher (<10 year)
    • BIO 109 Biology 1 (or BIO 113 or BIO 118) Complete with a C+ or higher (<10 years)
  • Veterinary Technology Program Details
  • Prepare to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)

Apply Online

Download Veterinary Technology 2324 Application_F

Special Opportunities

If you are interested in one of our special programs, please complete the general application as well as the application below.

MWCC's Pre-Healthcare Academy provides 2022 and 2023 high school graduates an opportunity to gain access into MWCC's competitive health programs. High school graduates in this program who maintain a 3.0 GPA may enter the Dental Hygiene Degree, Physical Therapist Assistant Degree or Nursing Degree programs during the fall semester of their second year.

*If interested schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor

  • Deadline: Mar. 15th | Start: Sep.
  • Open to current graduating class and year prior (HS diploma or HiSET/GED)
  • High School GPA – 3.0 or higher
  • Resume'
  • Personal Essay
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Pre-Healthcare Academy 2024 Application

Students entering certain STEM majors at MWCC in the fall are eligible to apply for this program. Students will receive daily academic support, including tutoring and mandated study hours. Click on the link below to download the application.

STEM Starter Academy 2024 Application