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 Enrollment Services. 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 for 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 forward the application, a copy of the students transcript and the recommendation to the Middlesex Community College Office of Enrollment Services for evaluation. Students accepted to the program are required to take the Accuplacer prior to the scheduled registration date to determine course eligibility. For additional information on the High School Partnership Program, contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 860-343-5719/ 866-526-6008 (toll-free).
College Career Pathways (CCP) is an opportunity for students to take MxCC courses while still in high school. Every CCP course is equivalent to the same course at Middlesex Community College.
CCP enables high school students to earn both college and high school credit for these courses. Currently, our partner high schools include: Maloney (Meriden), Portland, Platt (Meriden), Southington, Valley Regional, and Vinal Technical. CCP is built around pathway courses allowing a student to earn college credits in high school, and continue in that career path at Middlesex or any other college or university. The six career pathways we offer are: Accounting, Computer Information Technology, Digital Media, Early Childhood Education, Manufacturing, and Veterinary Technology. Please note that not all pathways are offered at all high schools. For additional information about the College Career Pathways please contact CCP Coordinator, Michele Rousseau at 860-343-5728 or MRousseau@mxcc.edu.
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 Enrollment Management 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 Enrollment Services 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 Enrollment Services (860-343-5719/ 866-526-6008 (toll-free)) for an appointment. High school students seeking early admission to Middlesex, all home-schooled students, and individuals interested in certain selective degree programs are required to have an admissions interview as part of the enrollment process.
Student Success Spotlight
START EARLY, FINISH EARLY
In fact, Victoria earned her associate degree in general studies in August 2020, after graduating from Middletown High School in June 2020.
Back when Victoria was a high school sophomore with honors, she was seeking more variety in her classes. In the fall of 2018, her high school guidance counselor suggested she attend the freshman seminar course at MxCC. These courses are designed to transition students to academic life, build skill sets to support their studies, and introduce students to majors and careers as part of their professional development.
In the Spring 2019 semester, Victoria enrolled in English and psychology courses at MxCC and continued with science and criminal justice classes in Fall 2019 semester. She also completed the Certified Nurse Aide program that summer.
“Taking the CNA course gave me confidence,” Victoria said. “It allowed me to work clinical hours at a convalescent home, giving me an opportunity for first-hand experience in the medical field.”
After she became a full-time MxCC student, Victoria said she received good advice from her chemistry professor, Kimberly Thomas. Professor Thomas helped guide her on deciding what major to pursue for a future career in the medical field.
Before the pandemic forced all classes online in the spring of 2020, Victoria was taking four college courses—all on campus. But she said she had “no complaints” about the transition to online classes via Webex.
She even attended MxCC’s virtual Commencement 2020 ceremony in May 2020, prior to completing her final three summer courses in calculus and Spanish to officially earn her associate degree.
Now that Victoria has explored many academic subjects during her early college experience, she wants to become a doctor. She is grateful for the direction for what classes are needed to pursue a medical degree from Emily Canto, MxCC career counselor.
“I enjoy school,” said Victoria. “If you don’t know what you want to do, explore your options at Middlesex. It’s also a less expensive option.”
During her time at MxCC, Victoria also worked at the front desk for the College Information and Communications Center (CICC) in Founders Hall.
Victoria is planning to earn a four-year degree in biology and has applied to the University of Connecticut.