Steps to Enroll
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Admission Process (Full-time students)
(Part-time students skip to Step 4)
Note: If you are currently attending Moraine Valley Community College or have completed an enrollment form or attended within the past year, you do not need to submit an enrollment form.
To enroll, fill out an admission form online, call Registration at (708) 974-2110, or stop by the Admissions Office in the Student Services Center (Building S), S101.
Submit all previous high school GED transcripts and college transcripts. If you are currently attending another college or university, have the transcript sent at the end of the semester. Graduate transcripts are only required if needed to show prior college math or English credit.
Each high school or college must mail the transcripts to Records Department, S103, Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, IL 60465-2478.
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Take placement exam
There is a college placement exams requirement for all new full-time students in the subject areas of English, Math and Reading. Part-time students interested in enrolling in English or Math courses must also complete the college placement exams. To gain an exemption from the required college placement exams, students must submit a copy of their ACT (American College Testing) scores of 20 or higher in English, Math and Reading to the office of New Student Retention (Student Services Center).
Students will use a personal computer in Moraine Valley’s Testing Center, located in Bldg. B, Room B101, to complete the COMPASS test. COMPASS is untimed, but students should plan to spend up to two hours for the full placement test. Placement tests results will be available immediately.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for placement testing. Registration for the COMPASS placement test can be done online or in person.
- Use MVConnect. Login using your assigned username and password. On the Self-Service menu, click Registration. Select Search, Register, and Pay for Non-Credit classes. Select Placement Testing in the Topic Code drop-down box and click Submit. Click the box next to the section you would like to register for and click Submit. Continue through remaining screens and submit your payment.
- In person: You may choose to register for any scheduled COMPASS/placement test session that will be offered Monday-Friday. Stop by the Registration Office, Bldg. S, Room S103, to register. Payment of $25 is due at the time of registration. Please proceed to the Casher’s Office, Bldg. S, Room S105. Bring your receipt to the Testing Center, Bldg. B, Room 101.
New students must complete English composition, reading and math placement testing prior to attending an orientation program.
Currently enrolled students must pre-register and pre-pay for placement testing before registering for English composition, reading or math classes.
Previously Earned College Credit
If you've previously earned college credit, you may be exempt from some or all of the placement tests. Just submit a college transcript or grade report showing a "C" or better in a college-level (101 or higher) English composition/rhetoric course and/or mathematics course to the Academic Advising Center, Bldg. S, Room S201.
An ACT score of 20 or above in English, reading and mathematics may be used in place of some or all of the placement tests. To qualify for an exemption, students need to bring a copy of their ACT scores to the Academic Advising Center.
- A score of 20 or above in English and reading exempts you from the English/reading placement test.
- A score of 20 or above in mathematics exempts you from the mathematics placement test.
It is the student's responsibility to go to the Testing Center, located in Building B, Room B101, for college placement testing. Students will receive test results immediately after the completion of the exams. It is recommended that students review www.actstudent.org/sampletest to prepare for the placement exams. In addition, there is a COMPASS study guide at the circulation desk in the library, Building L and in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Building S, Student Services Center. The placement exam can be taken twice before registration for classes.
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Orientation is mandatory for all new, full-time students. Students cannot register until they have attended orientation. At orientation, students will review their placement test results, as well as receive information on programs and services, educational planning assistance, and class scheduling.
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Register for classes (Full-time students)
Full-time students who have completed the previous steps are now ready to register for classes and can do so at the end of the new-student orientation.
Register for classes (Part-time students)
Part-time students who have completed their enrollment form and taken placement tests (if applicable) can register for classes in the Registration Office, Building S, Room S105, online at http://mvconnect.morainevalley.edu or by calling (708) 974-2110. Students can call Academic Advising at (708) 974-5721 for additional assistance.
Several scholarships are offered through Moraine Valley. Visit the Financial Aid Office for more information and applications.
Additional steps to ensure success at Moraine Valley
Activate your email. All communication from Moraine Valley will be sent to your student email account at morainevalley.edu/studentemail.
Apply for financial assistance. If you need financial assistance, stop by the Financial Aid Office in the Student Services Center, S107, or call (708) 974-5726. Assistance includes grants, loans, work study and student employment, scholarships and more. Meet with a financial aid staff member to determine your eligibility. You also may apply for federal assistance at fasfa.ed.gov. Moraine Valley's code is 007692.
Order textbooks. You can purchase your textbooks and school supplies at the Bookstore located in Building D. Bring along your class schedule and school ID. You also can check which books you need, get prices and order your books online.
Obtain a student ID. All students at Moraine Valley who are taking credit courses are required to have a photo ID. Bring your current class schedule and a picture ID (such as a driver's license, state ID or high school ID) to Building S, Student Services Center, Student Street, S100. You will receive your ID immediately.
Important Phone Numbers and Web Links
Academic Advising (708) 974-5721
Admissions (708) 974-5355
Center for Disability Services (708) 974-5711
Counseling/Career Development (708) 974-5722
Financial Aid (708) 974-5726
Photo ID (708) 974-5620
Records (708) 974-5730
Registration (708) 974-2110
Testing Services (708) 974-5249