Students who are interested in taking courses for credit (i.e., for four-year-institution preparation, career development, or personal interest) without the intent of completing a degree or certificate are considered Students at Large.

1. Apply

Step one to admission is to complete an admission application. 

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Get help paying for college by submitting your application for financial aid and scholarships. (School Code: 007692)

3. Take Placement Tests/Submit ACT or SAT Results

Take the Placement Test or submit ACT/SAT test results to Records (Room S111). Get more information on testing, registration and preparation materials through our Testing Center.

4. Submit Transcripts

Submit an official (sealed) high school transcript/High School Equivalency Certificate to the Records Office (S111).

5. Attend New Student Orientation

Complete New Student Orientation. This mandatory Orientation includes an online module (Part I) and on-campus session (Part II). Part I presents key policies and student resources, and Part II allows you to select and register for your classes.

Getting Started

Konnor Parrish (Oak Lawn), shared his educational journey while on a panel for the Illinois Project Lead the Way meeting.


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Special Additional Steps

Certain students require additional steps to complete their college application. Please review the selected student type below that applies to you for any additional requirements to the admission process above.

Veteran Student

Apply for Veteran Educational Benefits.

Apply to Moraine Valley Community College. 

Submit your transcripts along with your DD214 form. The Report of Separation contains information normally needed to verify military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in veterans' organizations.

Bring all documents (COE, DD214, placement exam results) to Building G, Room G240, to schedule a date for Orientation.

First time GI Bill benefit users will need to complete a mandatory Veterans Orientation. Continuing students who have attended a Veterans Orientation session must meet with an academic advisor each semester prior to registering. The academic advisors will assist with course selections prior to registration.

Online orientation takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. There will be a final quiz to complete after the last section.

For additional information, visit the Veteran Services page. 

International Student

For admission instructions, please visit our International Student application steps page

Reverse Transfer Student

If you have taken college courses at another institution and would like to transfer to Moraine Valley, you must additionally have your official transcripts from college(s) previously attended and transcript evaluation request form sent to Records Office (Room S111).

Extended Absence Returning Student

A returning student is any student who has not been enrolled at Moraine Valley for at least two years (six semesters). Returning students must be readmitted to the college.

You must visit the Registration Office(Room S103) to update current address and program of study. If you attended one or more colleges during this interim period, official transcripts for all academic work taken since last attending Moraine Valley must be submitted.

If your enrollment has been interrupted by six or more consecutive semesters (including summer semesters), you may resume your studies, but your catalog year and program of study to the current semester must be updated through the Registration Office.

Students are encouraged to visit Academic Advising in S201 to discuss degree or certificate requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment.

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