Moraine Valley is dedicated to supporting our students as they begin their college experience. While the campus is currently closed we have adjusted our enrollment steps so they can be completed online. Our admissions team is here for you every step of the way and is available to answer all of your questions.

Student FAQs

What class formats are available?

Moraine Valley Community College will offer classes in three formats: online, virtual and hybrid.

What kind of technology do I need?

Online, virtual and hybrid classes will require access to a computer (desktop or laptop) and the internet to get into your courses. We do not recommend completing coursework from a cellphone. See the computer and browser requirements for Canvas, which is Moraine Valley’s online course management system. Some classes will require webcams and a microphone to participate in synchronous sessions (set days and times). Other technology requirements for specific courses may be defined by faculty members. You may need access to a word processing program such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs to create your assignments. You have free access to Office 365 through your Moraine Valley student email. In email, in the top left corner, click on “Office 365” and download the full version. Optionally, Canvas has a “Canvas Student” app available for Android and iOS that helps students stay connected to their courses on the go. See the Canvas Guides – Canvas Student page for more information.


What are ONLINE classes?

An online course is a mostly asynchronous learning experience (no set meeting dates and times) using Canvas (Moraine Valley’s learning management system) and/or other technology via the internet to deliver content, facilitate communication, collect student work and assess student performance. Any components with set days and times, if any, are optional.

 What are VIRTUAL classes?

Virtual classes have scheduled, real-time, online sessions at specific dates and times. A virtual class is a blend of synchronous and asynchronous (scheduled dates and times as well as learning that takes place on our own) online learning experiences using Canvas (Moraine Valley’s learning management system), real-time video, and other technology via the internet to deliver content, facilitate communication, collect student work and assess student performance. Scheduled real-time virtual class meetings require participation/attendance. If a student is registered for a virtual class, students are expected to attend any synchronous (scheduled dates and times) components added by the instructor, which must occur during the regularly scheduled class time. Students will “attend” online via web conferencing tools, and these virtual meetings will be set up and scheduled by the instructor. 

What are HYBRID classes?

Hybrid Classes: A hybrid course is a blend of mostly asynchronous online learning experiences (NO set online meeting dates and times) and face-to-face class sessions. Hybrid courses have learning activities that must be completed via Canvas (Moraine Valley’s learning management system) or other technology, as well as class sessions that require on-campus or other in-person attendance, such as labs and clinicals. If a student is registered for a hybrid class, the class session offered will be in person on campus or other locations depending on the needs of the program. These in-person meetings must occur during the scheduled in-person class time. If required by health concerns or governmental orders, synchronous components (online, scheduled dates and times) will be added by the instructor if the course must go fully online at some point during the semester.  

What about my LAB, CLINICAL EXPERIENCE, OR OTHER ON-CAMPUS CLASSES? 

Most fall 2020 classes will be offered as online or virtual options. Some classes are a blend of online and face-to-face components. See HYBRID information. Students should refer to their course schedule on MVConnect. 

What platforms will be used for the classes?

All courses will use the Canvas learning management system available on the web. Some courses may use additional online tools to support instruction, such as publisher resources. Virtual courses will require online web conferencing for synchronous class meetings (scheduled dates and times). Registered students will be able to log into Canvas. Instructors will provide details for publisher resources and other online tools.

How do I know if I need to come to campus? 

Students in HYBRID classes that require on-campus class sessions should check the course section detail listing to see the dates, times and room location for class meetings. If there is no information listed, contact your instructor.

How do I identify on my schedule if a course is online vs. virtual vs. hybrid?

The location field that appears on your schedule will indicate if a class is online or virtual. Hybrid courses will have a physical room location.

What are the start and end dates for my class?

Classes have various start and end dates. Students should refer to their course schedule on MVConnect. Students also can view the academic calendar on MVConnect for additional semester dates.

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Step 1.

Apply to the College

Step one to admission is to complete an admission application. 

Step 2.

Complete Your FAFSA

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

If you have questions or need help getting started Financial Aid will be available remotely from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Financial  Aid at (708) 974-5726 or financialaid@morainevalley.edu.

Step 3.

Take Your Placement Test

Take the Placement Test or submit ACT/SAT test results to Records to complete the next step in enrollment. College placement tests are now offered online.

Please visit MVConnect to submit a Remote Accuplacer Reading/Composition Request Form. 

Check the test exempt list before scheduling your placement test. 

The Testing Center staff is available remotely from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the Testing Center at (708) 974-5309 or testingservices@morainevalley.edu.  

Step 4.

Submit Your Transcripts

You can submit your official  ACT/SAT, (sealed) high school transcript or High School Equivalency Certificate electronically. Please send them to transcripts@morainevalley.edu

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 transcripts@morainevalley.edu.

If you need assistance please contact 708-974-5730.

Step 5.

Complete Orientation Online

Complete New Student Orientation. This mandatory Orientation includes an online module (Part I) and on-campus session (Part II).

Due to the college remote operations at this time, Part II is currently being offered virtually in 1-on-1 sessions. Please follow the directions after successfully passing your Part I quiz in order to request your 1-on-1 session with an advisor.

Part I presents key policies and student resources, and Part II allows you to select and register for your classes.

Step 6.

Register for Classes

Register for courses and make payment using MVConnect or by calling 708-974-2110.

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