MVCC operates on a rolling Admissions schedule.

Fall 2020 applications are being accepted at

*Please note that some Health Sciences programs have a March 1st application deadline.

MVCC is an open enrollment institution. Students who have obtained a high school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (TASC/GED) will be accepted to the College; however, open admissions does not guarantee acceptance to selective programs such as Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, and certain Health Sciences programs.

In addition to the admissions application, we will need an official, sealed copy of your high school transcripts or GED/TASC scores. If you have college credit you would like to transfer to MVCC, you must request an official transcript be sent from each college you have attended.

High school and college transcripts should be sent to:

Mohawk Valley Community College
Admissions Office
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501

High school graduates: Make sure your transcript has a graduation date and official school counselor's signature on it. 

Please do not open your transcript if it is sent to you or if you pick it up from your school. Opening the transcript will deem it unofficial.

MVCC does not accept faxed copies of transcripts or picture/personal scanned copies of transcripts. To be considered, all transcripts need to follow the official format.

Fall 2020 students: Acceptance letters will be sent out within seven days of acceptance. Acceptance letters are sent to a student once an application is considered complete (application filled out and appropriate official transcripts have arrived). Please note that acceptance letters delivery dates/times vary based on the USPS delivery system.

Please note it takes us a minimum of seven to 10 days to process an application after it has been received. Acceptance packets are not sent to a student until all admissions requirements are met (your official high school transcript or GED must to be sent to consider your application complete. Faxed copies are not accepted. Other admission criteria may apply).

Email Acceptance Notification: MVCC will send an electronic notification to the personal email you provide on your college application.  Please be sure to check your spam filter as some email providers will consider the note spam. 

 Students can apply to MVCC for free using our online application. Apply now!


Classes for the Fall 2020 Semester start on Monday, August 31, 2020

The MVCC Admissions Office, located in Payne Hall on the Utica Campus, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Student Service Center, located in the Plumley Complex on the Rome Campus, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

 MVCC offers associate degree and certificate programs in more than 90 majors. You can see all the programs we offer here.


No. MVCC is SAT/ACT optional; however, depending on your scores you may be exempt from all or parts of the placement test. Learn more.


Non-high school graduates, home-schooled students who cannot provide evidence of “equivalent education,” and undocumented immigrants, correspondence diploma recipients, students who attend a non-registered high school, and those who have completed an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Diploma are considered non-high school graduates and must apply for admission under the Special Admission category. All applicants in this category must take and pass an “Ability-to-Benefit” (ATB) test before being accepted into a degree or certificate program.

Contact the Admissions Office at 315-792-5354 or the Rome Student Services office at 315-334-7709 to arrange for an interview to discuss the requirements you must meet in order to enroll as a non-high school graduate.

Completing the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) is required by New York State Education Law, which states a student must possess a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma (TASC) before they can be authorized to receive a degree or certificate from a college or university.

Yes, MVCC is committed to providing a Residence Hall environment conducive to academic success. On-campus housing is a privilege and is only available to students who demonstrate academic accomplishments, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of the Code of Conduct and Commitment to Civility, which are separate policies enforced according to the most current Student Handbook.

You can review our on-campus housing eligibility requirements.


You can find out more about placement testing by clicking here.


If you are a new student who hasn't made a schedule yet you will contact the Admissions Office.

If you are scheduled for classes you will contact the Advisement Office.

Official college transcripts are sent out by the Office of Records and Registration. Find out how to request your transcript electronically here.

If you were previously enrolled as a matriculated student (in a degree program) at MVCC you need to contact the Advisement Office at 315-792-5710 to reactivate your account. 

Learn more about financial aid options, our school codes, how to sign up for financial aid and more.

We remind students to use the FREE government websites to sign up for financial aid. There is not a charge to file for the FAFSA or TAP.

No, MVCC does not offer child care services on campus.


New applicants can change their address, phone number or other contact information by calling the Admissions Office at 315-792-5354 or emailing


Accepted, matriculated students looking to create their schedule will work with the Advisement Office to enroll in classes. Please follow these steps to enroll. 

Residence Hall Students: You are encouraged to attend a ResHall STAR Day planning event where you will spend an evening in the residence halls, complete your placement testing, attend a small group orientation, and have an individual appointment with an advisor (Fall semester only).

Non-matriculated students are interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree or certificate program. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid and must pay out of pocket.

A matriculated student has applied for admission and is enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Only matriculated students may:

  • enroll full-time
  • apply for financial aid or scholarships
  • be assigned an academic advisor
  • earn a degree or certificate

Whether you are attending another college and looking to take a course or two to get ahead, or are just looking to take a credit-bearing course to enhance your skills, you would be considered a non-matriculated student at MVCC. 

Non-matriculated students do not intend to receive a degree from MVCC.

You can find more information about how to register here.