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Applying to a Degree or Certificate Program

  • Enrollment Scenarios

    The steps to enrollment depend on a student's specific goals and current academic status. To begin the process, determine which statement below most closely matches your goals. 

    I want to enroll in a degree or certificate program

    1. Apply for Admission
      Apply for admission and submit all high school transcripts or GED test scores, and transcripts from all previously attended colleges to the Office of Admission and Records. International students should submit the International Student Application (PDF)), 
    2. Take the Placement Test
      Students must take a placement test before registering for an English or Mathemetics course (or a course with an English or mathematics prerequisite). Students may be exempt from placement testing based on previous college credit or ACT scores. For more information, contact the Academic Advising Center at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2250.
    3.  Attend Panther Palooza (For New students with no previous college credit only)
      During Morton College's New Student Orientation you will learn answers to common questions you may have such as which degree or certificate is appropriate for you and what resources are available to you as a student.
    4. Register for Classes through your Panther Portal
    5. Pay Tuition and Fees

    I used to be a student at Morton College and I want to reapply.

    1. Apply for Re-Admission
      You must resubmit a New Student Information Form to the Office of Admission and Records if you have not taken a class at Morton College for more than five years.
    2. Take the Placement Test
      Students must take a placement test before registering for an English or Mathemetics course (or a course with an English or mathematics prerequisite). Students may be exempt from placement testing based on previous college credit, previous credit taken at Morton College, or ACT scores. For more information, contact the Academic Advising Center at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2250.
    3. Meet with an Advisor
      An advisor can identify the classes required for a desired degree/certificate. To meet with an advisor, call (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2250.
    4. Register for Classes
    5. Pay Tuition and Fees

    I have completed coursework at another community college and/or university and I want to apply.  

    1. Apply for Admission
      Apply for admission and submit all high school transcripts or GED test scores, and transcripts from all previously attended colleges to the Office of Admission and Records. International students should submit the International Student Application (PDF)), 
    2. Meet with an advisor
      An advisor can identify if you have completed college level English and/or Math by viewing an official or unofficial college transcript. You can also refer to the Getting Started Checklist (PDF) to see if you need to take a Placement Exam. An advisor will identify the classes required for a desired degree/certificate and determine whether an official evaluation of credit should be completed. To meet with an advisor, call (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2250.
    3. Submit official transcripts if you are planning in obtaining a degree from Morton College
      Students who have attended other colleges and universities will have their official transcripts evaluated by the Office of Admissions and Records. Official transcripts are transcripts that are sealed in an envelope with the institutions stamp/seal/signature on the envelope. View the conditions under which transfer credit is accepted Students planning on receiving/applying for Financial Aid must submit official transcripts to the Office of Admission of Records.
    4. Register for Classes via your Panther Portal.
    5. Pay Tuition and Fees