McLennan Community College (MCC) has an open-admission policy, meaning that applicants only need a high school diploma or GED certificate to gain acceptance. However, certain tests are required to enroll in college-level courses. All incoming students must take a Learning Framework class during their first semester, and those who fail two or more sections of the TSI assessment must take PSYC 1300 or EDUC 1300. To complete the third step of the admissions process, applicants must RSVP to MCC and provide proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination. Students transferring from other Texas institutions of higher education must have earned a D grade or higher in college-level mathematics, reading, and writing courses.
Those who do not meet the admission or readmission requirements may be denied entry. New students must also complete Connections online orientation and in-person orientation to receive important information about the university. It is recommended that all first-time college students meet with an academic advisor to discuss their specialty and test scores, as well as to get advice on course selection and educational planning. In addition, students should consult with an academic advisor or program director about admission requirements for specific programs. Development courses are available to help students improve their basic skills and may be mandatory for those whose academic records or test scores indicate the need for further development.