The Passport Program is a learning community for students interested in starting at MCC and then transferring to a four-year institution.
This community consists of two groups of up to 25 students each who will complete their first academic year of college together. Students will attend full time during the day, taking three courses each quarter, completing a total of 40.5 (27 semester) transferable quarter hours.
A learning community is a supportive, cooperative environment in which students complete courses together as a group. Research shows that students perform better academically when they learn together in a group. Teaching and learning are also enhanced when students, faculty and counselors work together.
Passport Program Advantages
- Money saved during the first year of college
- Small class size
- Personal career counseling
- Campus close to home
- Personal advising on transfer option
- Invitations to special events
- Credits toward four-year degrees at a university or college
- Special seminars, speakers and tours of four-year colleges and universities (MCC currently has transfer agreements with more than 30 regional four-year institutions.)
To be eligible, students must:
- have a recent high school diploma or GED,
- submit current (within the last two years) ACT scores of 18 or higher in reading and English or a passing score on the ACCUPLACER exam, and
- complete the application form.
Enrollment in the Passport Program is limited. Students will be admitted upon receipt of eligible applications until the program is full.
Passport Program Application for 2016-2017 Academic Year
If you are interested in more information, please contact:
Coordinator of Articulation & Special Programs
Passport academic advisor: