Applicants currently attending high school should submit their application materials through their Guidance Office. In addition to the college application, high school students should arrange to have an official copy of their final transcript sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Otherwise, we will accept a photocopy of a high school diploma as proof of completion.

High School Partnership Program

Middlesex Community College has signed agreements with many area public high schools which allow eligible high school juniors and seniors to enroll in one general fund supported credit course during the fall and/or spring semester. Students selected to participate in the High School Partnership Program may have their tuition and fees waived, but are required to pay for textbooks and other supplies. In order to participate in the college’s High School Partnership Program, students must have at least a “B” average, be in the top 20 percent of their class, and have the written recommendation of their principal or another designated high school administrator.

Eligible students should contact their high school guidance counselor in November and April to receive the required High School Partnership application. Once completed and signed by a parent/guardian, the guidance counselor will then forward the application, a copy of the student’s transcript and the recommendation letter to the Office of Admissions at Middlesex Community College for evaluation. Students accepted into the program are required to take the Basic Skills Assessment prior to the scheduled registration date to determine course eligibility. For additional information on the High School Partnership Program, contact the Office of Admissions, 860-343-5719.

College Career Pathways

Middlesex Community College has articulation agreements with several secondary institutions. The College Career Pathways Program enables high school students to enroll in articulated high school academic, business, and technology courses at no cost. College Career Pathways students may earn up to twelve college credits for their high school courses of study. For additional information about the College Career Pathways Program call 860-343-5784.

Other High School/Home Schooled Students

Middlesex will accept for early admission to the College outstanding high school-age students that demonstrate sufficient academic ability and maturity. These students must demonstrate sufficient academic ability as evidenced by high school grades and the results of the College’s Basic Skills Assessment (skills assessment is required), and provide a written recommendation by their principal or guidance counselor. A current, official copy of the applicant’s high school transcript must accompany the College application. All high school or homeschooled students must have appropriate placement scores, satisfy course prerequisites and meet with the Director of Admissions prior to registering. Students may register for credit courses (according to placement test results), but are considered non-degree seeking. Upon completion of high school, students may change to degree-seeking status.

Advanced Placement Scores

Students who scored a 3 or higher on their high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses may receive college credit through MXCC’s College Entrance Examination Board’s Advancement Placement Program. Official scores should be submitted to the Office of Admissions for consideration. When credit is awarded, it is entered on the student’s college transcript, but the grade is not included in the college grade point average.


Applicants may request a personal interview by contacting the Office of Admissions (860-343-5719) for an appointment. High school students seeking early admission to Middlesex, all home-schooled students, and individuals interested in certain selective degree programs (see list under Admissions) are required to have an admissions interview as part of the enrollment process.