New Student Registration

    Registration for summer courses for New Students begins on March 5, 2015
    Registration for fall courses for New Students begins on April 2, 2015
      • If you will be applying for financial aid for the 2015/2016 academic year (beginning in the fall), please visit FAFSA.gov. The priority completion date is May 1, 2015. Your financial aid application can be completed as soon as possible – even before registration or attending New Student Registration sessions.
      • If placement testing is required, this must be completed before registration. We recommend preparation for the placement tests.
      • Test preparation materials may be found at Test Preparation Materials.
      • New Student Registration is required for all New Students who are not English as a Second Language (ESL) students, virtual/online students, or students transferring in from another college or university. Check back to this webpage in mid-February for New Student Registration dates. New Student Registration includes orientation to the College, a campus tour, an individual meeting with an advisor and class registration.

       Please check the links below for further information.

      Next Steps

      • Complete Placement Testing prior to registration, if needed. Students may be eligible for placement test exemptions, based upon SAT, PSSA, or other test scores, as well as high school GPA and/or course work. Please visit Placement Testing Exemption to learn more. Our Placement Testing Center has walk-in testing, Monday-Saturday. Please visit Placement Testing to learn more about test preparation, test center hours, and the testing process.
      • Must attend a New Student Registration Session where you will
        • learn about transitioning to the College;
        • meet with an Academic Advisor; and
        • complete registration.
      • Select a registration session at the campus you will attend.

      Registration for summer courses for New Students begins on March 5, 2015
      Registration for fall courses for New Students begins on April 2, 2015

      Please call 610-718-1906 for a registration appointment at West Campus.

      Other New Students

      Before you start classes at the Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College you must complete the following steps.

      1. Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Visit this webpage for more information: http://www.mc3.edu/adm-fin-aid/fin-aid/apply-aid.
      2. If applicable, have previous official college transcripts sent to
        Montgomery County Community College
        Office of Enrollment Services
        340 DeKalb Pike
        Blue Bell, PA 19422
      3. Complete placement testing at Montgomery County Community College prior to registration, Students may be eligible for placement test exemptions. Please visit Placement Testing Exemption to learn more. Our Placement Testing Center has walk-in testing, Monday-Saturday. Please visit Placement Testing to learn more about test preparation, test center hours, and the testing process.
      4. Obtain information about payment here: http://www.mc3.edu/adm-fin-aid/paying/pay-info and http://www.mc3.edu/adm-fin-aid/paying/def-plan#dates.
      5. Make an appointment with Cheryl Niedzwiecki, the Culinary Arts Resource Specialist, to register for classes at The Culinary Arts Institute via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 267-646-5976. Make sure to bring your login information for MCCC portal found in acceptance letter with you to your appointment.
      6. If you have successfully completed a culinary arts or baking/pastry arts program at a technical high school, bring a copy of the SOAR agreement, transcript, program task list and a copy of your ServSafe certificate to your appointment for registration. This is extremely important so that you receive the college credits associated with your technical culinary arts or baking/pastry arts program.
      7. Attend appointment with Cheryl Niedzwiecki at the Culinary Arts Institute and get a copy of your schedule and invoice for your classes.
      8. Go to Web Advisor in the MCCC portal and click on Class Schedule and Textbooks under Academic Profile to see what books are needed for your classes. Purchase required books, uniform and knife kit (either Culinary or Baking/Pastry) at the MCCC Bookstore.
      9. Please go to Web Advisor in the MCCC portal under Financial Information to check your current balance or to make payments online.
      10. Go to Enrollment Services at MCCC to take photo for identification card and obtain a parking sticker. Bring picture ID and valid auto registration with you.
      11. Attend the Welcome Day/Orientation at Central or West Campus of Montgomery County Community College. Click on All New Students at the bottom of this page for the dates and times.
      12. Attend the New Student Orientation at the Culinary Arts Institute. Click on Culinary Arts Institute Students below All New Students for the dates and times. It is very important to attend this informational session so that you are prepared to begin your education at the Culinary Arts Institute of Montgomery County Community College.

      Registration for summer courses for New Students begins on March 5, 2015
      Registration for fall courses for New Students begins on April 2, 2015

      As an ESL (English as a Second Language) student you may need to complete placement tests. Please visit Placement Testing for exemptions and testing information. Please call 215-641-6577 to schedule an advising and registration appointment with Dilek Arig, Academic Advisor at Central Campus; or call 610-718-1906 at West campus. ESL students do not need to complete a New Student Registration session.

      Registration for summer courses for New Students begins on March 5, 2015
      Registration for fall courses for New Students begins on April 2, 2015
      • May need placement testing. Please reference the above link for test exemption information.
      • To learn about the transcript submission, please visit the Transfer Admissions Checklist page.

       

      Registration for summer courses for New Students begins on March 5, 2015
      Registration for fall courses for New Students begins on April 2, 2015

      Transfer students may need placement testing. Please Reference this link to learn about test exemption.

    • Send an official transcript from your prior institution(s) to the Testing Center or upload the documents via Testing Documents Upload.
    • May need placement testing. Please reference the above link for test exemption information.
    • To learn more about the transfer student process please visit the Transfer Admissions Checklist page.
    • All new students attending Montgomery County Community College Virtual Campus for the first time who have not earned any college credits at a higher education institution must complete the New Student Online Orientation and the post survey. You will need at least one (1) hour in order to complete it. You MUST complete all of it to receive credit for completing this orientation. When you finish, email your advisor directly! Please choose your advisor from the Central Campus list ONLY.

      Begin New Student Online Orientation

      Welcome Day

       All New Students and Parents are invited to attend New Student Welcome Day/Orientation. Please join us to tour your campus, meet other students, find out about financial aid and free resources to assist you in your first semester, learn about Mustang athletics, student clubs and organizations, and pick-up your FREE student planner! Welcome Day is for New Students registered for spring, 2015.

        West Campus (Pottstown)
        Central Campus (Blue Bell)
        Day Session
        Wednesday, August 26
        Registration begins at 8:30 am
        Program: 9:00 - 11:30 am
        Community Room, South Hall

        Day Session
        Monday, August 24
        Registration begins at 8:30 am
        Program: 9:00 - 11:30 am
        Science Center Auditorium
        Evening Session
        Thursday, August 27
        Registration begins at 5:30 pm
        Program: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
        West End Cafe, South Hall
        Evening session
        Tuesday, August 25 
        Registration begins at 5:30 pm
        Program: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
        Science Center Auditorium

      All sessions are two and a half hours long.
      No Pre-Registration Needed
      Check back to this webpage in April for New Student Registration dates
      For more information call 215-641-6507.

      West Campus (Pottstown)
      Parent Session
      Central Campus (Blue Bell)
      Parent Session
      Thursday, August 27
      6:00 - 8:30 pm
      Community Room, South Hall
      Tuesday, August 25
      6:00 - 8:30 pm
      Park House Atrium

      For more information, visit mc3.edu/newstudentreg
      or call 215.641.6507.

        Culinary Arts Institute students are required to attend the Culinary Arts Institute Orientation at the CAI in Lansdale (1400 Forty Foot Road) and the New Student Welcome Day Orientation at either the Central or West Campus.
         

        Culinary Institute Open House: April 25th, 10:00 am - noon 

        Culinary Institute Orientation for New Summer Semester students: May 7th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

        Culinary Institute Orientation for New Fall Semester students: August 26th, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm and August 27th, 10:00 am – noon

        All events will be held at the:
        Culinary Arts Institute
        400 Forty Foot Road
        Lansdale, PA 19446
        For more information call: 267-646-5976


         Students who are new to the Culinary Institute should plan to attend Orientation. If you have taken classes at Montgomery County Community College previously, but are NEW to the Culinary institute, please attend as well. Important information regarding your culinary program will be presented. No prior sign-up is required. We look forward to seeing you there!   

      Helpful Information

      Advisors — Central Campus
      Advisors — West Campus
      Deferred Payment Plan
      Payment Information                                                                  

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