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Getting Started

Whether you're a degree-seeking student or a non-degree-seeking student, in just a few simple steps, you can be registered for classes and on your way to an exciting academic career at Moraine Valley Community College.

Degree-Seeking Student Checklist

  1. Complete the Admission Application.
  2. Official Documents
    Submit all of the following official documents that apply: final high school transcripts with graduation date, GED transcript, and college transcripts. This information will be used for college placement, academic advising and course planning, federal financial aid, and special program admission and certification compliance.
  3. Placement Tests
    As a degree-seeking student, you must complete our placement testing that consists of English, mathematics, and reading. 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 $25 payment.
    • In person: You may choose to register for any scheduled COMPASS/placement test session that will be offered Monday-Friday. To register, stop by the Registration Office, Bldg. S, Room S103. Payment of $25 is due at the time of registration. Please proceed to the Casher’s Office, Room S105. Bring your receipt to the Testing Center, Room B101. In lieu of taking the placement tests, you may submit your ACT scores online through act.org. Exemption from the placement requirement may be obtained if you have successfully completed college course work in good standing in English, math, and reading from a regionally accredited college or university. To obtain this exemption, you may bring a copy of an official transcript to the Academic Advising Center, Room S201.
  4. Financial Aid
    Apply for federal financial aid to support your education by completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. It is recommended that all students complete a FAFSA. Awards are made at Moraine Valley Community College on a first-come, first-served basis. Application timelines and accuracy are important. Contact the Financial Aid Office, Room S107, or call (708) 974-5726.
  5. Undecided about a Major?
    Go to the Counseling and Career Development Center website at morainevalley.edu/counseling and click on Career Exploration Activities, then review the following to help clarify your educational career objectives: Self Assessment, Exploring Career, and Exploring Major and the World of Work.
  6. Orientation
    Attend the required student orientation and registration (SOAR) program. According to the date of completion of mandatory college placement tests, you will be sent orientation information in the mail, or you can register for a scheduled orientation program with 24 hours after completion of all three tests by going to 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 SOAR Orientation 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. You are registered to attend the session on the assigned class section date and time.
    • If you have gained placement exemption based on ACT scores of 20 or higher in English, mathematics, and/or reading, you will be able to Self-Service register for the required SOAR student orientation and registration if all three placement test requirements (English, math, reading) have been met.

    If you have previously attended a college or university and have earned 12 college credit hours in good academic standing, you will not be required to attend the SOAR program. Go to the Academic Advising Center, Room S201, with a copy of your official transcript or grade report with the college emblem to gain exemption from this college requirement.

  7. Student ID
    At the end of the orientation program, new students will have completed registration and may immediately choose to get a student ID. If you would prefer, you can get your ID at a later day prior to the first day of class.  Student IDs are available in the Student Services Center (Building S) at Photo ID (main hallway near Admissions).
  8. Tuition
    Remember to pay for courses by the due date indicated on your bill. The college does not mail tuition bills. Access your bill from MVConnect. If you decide not to attend classes, you must drop them by the deadline or be responsible for your tuition bill. Bills may be paid in person, by phone, or online through MVConnect and your student portal account.
  9. Books
    Purchase your books online or in person for the upcoming semester through the college Bookstore, Building D, morainevalley.edu/bookstore.
  10. New Student Celebration
    Attend the New Student Celebration on the first Wednesday of the fall and spring semesters. You will be officially welcomed to Moraine Valley, meet your advisor, and celebrate the start of your academic year with free food, music, fun, and giveaways.

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Non-Degree-Seeking Student Checklist

  1. Complete the Admission Application.
  2. Placement Tests
    Complete college placement tests to support your planned registration. 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 $25 payment.
    • In person: You may choose to register for any scheduled COMPASS/placement test session that will be offered Monday-Friday. To register, stop by the Registration Office, Bldg. S, Room S103. Payment of $25 is due at the time of registration. Please proceed to the Casher’s Office, Room S105. Bring your receipt to the Testing Center, Room B101. In lieu of taking the exam, you may submit your ACT scores online through act.org. Exemption from the placement requirement may be obtained if you have successfully completed college course work in good standing in English, math, and reading from a regionally accredited college or university. To obtain this exemption, you may bring a copy of an official transcript to the Academic Advising Center, Room S201.
  3. Register for Classes
    Register for classes for the upcoming semester through MVConnect or register by phone at (708) 974-2110. For general registration information, visit us at morainevalley.edu, then click on Admission and Registration.
  4. Student ID
    Get your student ID at the completion of registration in the Student Services Center (Building S) at Photo ID (main hallway near Admissions).
  5. Tuition
    Remember to pay for courses by the due date indicated on your bill. The college does not mail tuition bills. Access your bill from MVConnect. If you decide not to attend classes, you must drop them by the deadline or be responsible for your tuition bill. Bills may be paid in person, by phone, or online through MVConnect and your student portal account.
  6. Books
    Purchase your books online or in person for the upcoming semester through the college Bookstore, Building D, morainevalley.edu/bookstore.
  7. New Student Celebration
    Attend New Student Celebration on the first Wednesday of the fall and spring semesters in Building U. You will be officially welcomed to MVCC, meet your advisor, and celebrate the start of your academic year with free food, music, fun, and giveaways.

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Important Phone Numbers and Web Links

Academic Advising (708) 974-5721

Admissions (708) 974-5355

Campus Map

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

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