College Now On-Line Admissions & Records Instructions

Registering for College Now courses is simple. There are two things you need to do:

  1. Complete the College Now Admissions form to get your MHCC Identification number and 
  2. Register for classes. 

These instructions will walk you through each step of the Admissions and Registration process. Simply follow the arrows. If you need assistance at any time during the process please contact the College Now office at 503- 491-6980 or Admissions and Records at 503-491-7393.

PART 1 - Admissions Steps

When completing the on-line College Now Admissions forms have the following information ready:
  • First & Last Name - for your permanent college record
  • Date of Birth – be sure to put the year you were born, not the current year
  • Mother’s Maiden Name
  • Phone Number – a current working phone number is required
  • E-mail Address – this is mandatory and it is how MHCC will communicate with you
  • Physical Mailing Address – a complete street address for your current residence including: house
  • number, street name, city, state, and zip code

Step 1: Go to and click on the Want to Get Started at MHCC? Apply for Admission NOW link.
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Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the College Now- High School App link – it is very important that College Now students select the Admissions form for College Now. Students will not be allowed to register on-line if the regular Admissions form is completed. page2image11768 
Step 3: Click on the Click here to start filling out this application link located in the middle of the screen.


Step 4: Completely fill in Section 1: Personal Information. Once all fields are filled in, click on the Next Page
link at the bottom of the page.


Step 5: Completely fill in Section 2: Address Information. Once all fields are filled in, click on the Next Page
link at the bottom of the page.


Step 6: Completely fill in Section 3: Enrollment Data. Planned Enrollment Session and Planned Enrollment Year will be provided by your teacher. Once all fields are filled in, click on the Next Page link at the bottom of the page.

Step 7: Completely fill in Section 4: High School Information. Once all fields are filled in, click on the Next Page link at the bottom of the page.


Step 8: Review the data entered and address any missing required fields. Once all fields are filled in, click on the Submit Application link at the bottom of the page.


The Admissions process is complete. An e-mail will be sent to students, at the e-mail address provided, within three to five business days that includes the assigned MHCC ID number. This number is needed in order to register on-line.


Be sure to check e-mail.

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PART 2 - Registration Steps

Students will need the following information to register for College Now courses:

  • MHCC Identification Number this will be in the e-mail from Admissions - it takes up to five business days to receive this e-mail. Be sure to complete the Admissions process at least a week before trying to register on-line.
  • MHCC Course Number provided by instructor
  • MHCC Section Number provided by instructor
  • Enrollment Session this will be Fall (FA), Winter (WI), or Spring (SP) provided by instructor
  • Enrollment Year this will be the current year you are registering within provided by instructor

Step 1: Go to MHCC’s web page at and click on the My MHCC link at the top of the page.

Step 2: Enter your MHCC ID number and six digit birth date. You may be prompted to create a password. Remember this password. The birth date may not be your permanent password. Click the login button.

Step 3: Click on the Register for Classes link.

Step 4: Select Register for Classes link.

Step 5: Scroll down to Current Options Settings. Choose the current term settings. For example FA 2013 is Fall 2013.

Step 6: Enter course number, section number, and grading type LT (letter grade) on the Registration Entry page; click add when finished.

Final Steps:

  • To verify the course was added click on the green “See Details of Registered Courses” bar.
  • If you want to pay the $35 College Now fee at this time, click on the blue “Make Payment” bar.
  • If you are done, click on the red X at the top of the page to go back to your My MHCC home page then log out.

Trouble Shooting

  • If you forget your password enter your User Name (MHCC ID Number) and then click the “I forgot my Passwordlink it is the fastest way to get in the system.
  • If you receive a message that states, “Registration is not open at this time.” Double check that the Current Options Settings are correct for the current term and year.
  • If the following messages appear:

o “You have not met the course requirements. This section is limited to students...” o “You are not eligible to register at this time...”
o “There is an academic hold on the account...”

Contact Admissions and Registration Office at 503-491-7393 to change your major code. The incorrect Admissions form was completed.

If a message about having a financial hold appears you need to pay your MHCC account in full before you can register for a course.