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CollegeNOW!

WHAT IS COLLEGE NOW?

CollegeNow! is a program specifically designed for high school students to jump-start their college education. Students enroll into sections taught by Metropolitan Community College faculty on campus or online. Begin the pursuit of an associate degree and/or transfer MCC college credit to other colleges and universities with CollegeNow!

Who Can Participate?

Nebraska resident high school students who meet course prerequisites.

How Is Credit Earned?

College credits earned through CollegeNow! will appear on a student’s MCC transcript. MCC credits earned may transfer to other colleges or universities. To learn about transferability at local four-year colleges, please visit the Articulation webpage. It's important to remember that the grades earned while taking a college credit course will count toward the student's college grade point average (GPA) and will be a permanent part of their postsecondary transcript.

What is the cost?

Current Nebraska High School students, grades 9 - 12, are automatically eligible to take credit classes at no tuition cost. Students will be responsible for tools, textbooks, and any other associated course fees.  Tuition for dual enrolled students will be paid for by federal funding, directed by the State and CCPE.  Learn more about the tuition waiver here.

Ready To Enroll?

Step 1: Complete the free MCC Application to obtain your MCC ID. If you know your MCC ID, move to step 2.

  • Within 1-3 business days you will receive an email from MCC with directions to finalize your application. Your MCC ID# will be provided at that time.

Step 2: Select the MCC course(s) you wish to register for.

  • Prerequisites have been established for select courses. Prerequisites are listed in our catalog and on our class schedule.
  • View our MCC transfer course options for a good place to start.
  • Need assistance with making an education plan and choosing courses?  Call 531-MCC-2400 and request an appointment with a Success Navigator. 

Step 3: Fill out and sign the CollegeNow! registration form.

Step 4: Email the completed and signed CollegeNow! registration form, and copies of test scores (if applicable), to centralregistration@mccneb.edu. You will receive a confirmation once the registration form is processed.  If you need assistance filling out the form or selecting courses, call 531-MCC-2400 to set up an appointment with a Success Navigator. 

Need further assistance? Call 531-MCC-2400

Next Steps After Registration

The next six steps should be followed after the student has received registration confirmation.

Step 1: Attend MCC's New Student Orientation.

Step 2: Create your MyWay credentials and familiarize yourself with MyWay. 

  • View your schedule and access CANVAS through MyWay.

Step 3: Order textbooks online or in person by visiting MCC's Bookstore.

Step 4: Know your FERPA rights.

  • If a student is attending a postsecondary institution - at any age - the rights under FERPA have transferred to the student. If a student under the age of 18 is enrolled in both a high school and a postsecondary institution, the parents still retain the right under FERPA at the high school, however, the postsecondary rights belong to the student.
  • Students who wish to grant parental or 3rd party access to their educational records may do so by submitting an Authorization to Release Student Information Form to the Records Office after course registration is complete.

Step 5: Know the MCC Important Dates.

Quick Links

Contact:

Secondary Partnerships
secondarypartnerships@mccneb.edu
Phone: 531-MCC-2213
Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777, Building 7
Omaha, NE 68103-0777

Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships