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Academic/Career-Technical students: 1. Before you ever leave home

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Registration: What to do before you leave home

  • Academic students
  • Career-Technical students
  • Columbus Air Force Base students
  • Naval Air Station Meridian students
  • West Point-Clay County Center students
  • Macon night class students


Apply for admission​




Scooba Admissions
(662) 476-5275
Golden Triangle Admissions
(662) 243-2692


  • Request official transcripts from the high school or last college you attended. Your last school will send them by mail unless you make other arrangements. If you hand-deliver your transcripts, they must be in a sealed envelope.
  • If you’re not a high school graduate, you don’t have official transcripts. But that’s OK. You can take the GED test through EMCC Adult Basic Education. A passing GED score can be used to substitute for this requirement.
  • If you graduated from a high school that is not accredited, you can take the GED test or submit an ACT composite score of 20 or higher.
  • Transfer students must submit transcripts from all previous colleges attended in order to receive financial aid. (If you're planning to take a course or program that has an ACT prerequisite, you will need to make sure that you've sent your ACT scores to us. They are usually not included on college transcripts.)​



Scooba Admissions
(662) 476-5275
Golden Triangle Admissions
(662) 243-2692












3.​ Entrance Exams​

EMCC needs your score on one of two entrance exams used to help with placement and scholarships:

  • All incoming students under the age of 21 must take the ACT test. If you haven’t taken the test on one of the national test dates, you can take the ACT through EMCC’s Counseling Office. We administer the ACT to incoming EMCC students only.
  • Students under 21 who are not satisfied with their ACT scores can choose to take the COMPASS test instead of re-taking the ACT.
  • If you are over 21, the COMPASS test can replace the ACT as an admission requirement. And, like the ACT, you can take the COMPASS test through EMCC’s Counseling Office.
  • There are a couple of exceptions to
    the ACT vs. COMPASS question. The Nursing and Funeral Services programs require the ACT.
  • Students entering two Career-Technical programs, Automotive Technology and Industrial Maintenance, are also required to take the Bennett Mechanical Test.


Maggie Dale
(662) 476-5048

Golden Triangle
Cynthia Logan
(662) 243-1903









Bennett Mechanical Test:
Susan Baird
(662) 243-​​2682

4.​ Financial Aid ​

This link to EMCC’s Financial Aid Office includes information about how to apply for federal and state student aid, EMCC scholarships and Federal Direct Student Loans.


(662) 476-5079

Golden Triangle
(662) 243-2602

5.​ Student Housing​ Students at the Scooba campus can choose to live in a dormitory. Space is limited, and it fills up quickly. If you want to live on campus, submit a Residential Housing Application, along with a deposit, as early as possible. ​ Questions:

Tony Montgomery,
(662) 476-5062
6. ​


If you have a disability, and EMCC needs to make arrangements to accommodate your needs, visit Accessibility Resource Services for information and applications.​


Cathy Kemp, (662) 243-1979
Maggie Dale (662) 476-5048

7.​ Note for returning students​
  • Review your LEO account, and make sure there are no restrictions to registration, such as a Business Office hold, a disciplinary hold or an incomplete admissions hold. Any of these can delay the registration process.
  • If it has been over a year since you last attended EMCC, you will need to reapply for admission.​

Business Office:

(662) 243-5070

Golden Triangle
(662) 243-​1906
(662) 243-2606


(662) 476-5039

Golden Triangle
(662) 243-1920
(662) 243-2616

8.​ Ready?​ Have you gathered up all your documents? Filled out the appropriate forms? OK, then you're ready to arrive in person to register ... and you'll be glad you took the time to do your homework. For instructions about what to do once you're here, visit our On-site registration guide.
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Main Campus
1512 Kemper Street
PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
(662) 476-8442
Golden Triangle
8731 South Frontage Road
PO Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753
(662) 243-1900
CAFB Extension Center
81 Fifth Street, Room A
CAFB, MS 39710
(662) 434-2660
NAS Meridian Extension
255 Rosenbaum Ave.
Meridian, MS 39309
(601) 679-3570