Moraine Valley offers nearly 150 degree and certificate programs, so you’re sure to find one that will prepare you for the future career you’re seeking.

Getting Started at Moraine Valley (PDF)

Here are the steps to get started.

1. Complete an admission application.

2. Within an hour of submitting your completed application, you will be able to use Account Lookup to find your Moraine Valley username and password. These credentials will give you access to your student email and portal, called MVConnect. You also will receive a welcome letter in the mail in a few days that includes your MVConnect username and password.

3. Submit an official (sealed) high school or GED® transcript to the Records Office in Building S, Room S111. Or, have your school electronically deliver your transcript to transcripts@morainevalley.edu.

4. Take the placement test.

5. Apply for financial aid and scholarships . If applying for Federal Student Aid, fill out the FAFSA form and allow three to five business days for Moraine Valley to receive your information. Then, check MVConnect email to complete financial aid process.

6. Contact New Student Orientation at (708) 608-4800 to schedule your orientation, which is mandatory for all new full-time students. You will register for your first semester classes at your orientation.


Are you an adult coming back to school? Learn how Moraine Valley supports adult learners.

Are you a high school student wanting to earn college credit through Moraine Valley’s Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment programs? Learn about our Early College programs.

Are you a veteran? Get specific instructions on how to apply for your benefits and enroll at Moraine Valley.

Are you an international student? Learn how to apply to Moraine Valley.

If you are unable to complete the online application, please click here and complete the paper form and return to Admissions S101.


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