Register for a SMART Start


SMART Start is a group registration event where all students begin the enrollment process.

Note:  this event takes place in a computer lab, therefore extra guests are not permitted due to space restrictions.

What do I need to do ahead of time?

To be ready to attend SMART Start, all first-time MWCC students must:

  • Apply to the college and be offered admission
  • Take the Placement Tests or have prior college transcripts showing successful completion of English and mathematics.
    • Official transcripts from other schools should be sent to the Records Office as well as any official scores from AP or CLEP exams; please also bring unofficial copies of all transcripts/scores to SMART Start in case officials have not been processed
  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

What do I need to bring?

We will provide you with a folder of information and a pen so you can take notes. You should bring:

  • Your iConnect username and password (Activate it here)
  • Transcripts from any and all previously attended colleges (official or unofficial)
  • Placement test scores (if you have a hard copy of the scores)

What should I expect when I arrive?

  • Check in with an academic advisor to review your student advising worksheet that outlines your suggested course registration
  • Attend an informational workshop where you will:
    • Engage with your peers and the advisors as you learn more about becoming a student at MWCC
    • Learn how your progress will be measured each semester
    • Evaluate your available time to commit to your academics
    • Use the electronic tools available to you – learn how to register for courses
  • Create your schedule for the upcoming semester
  • Expect for it to take roughly 2 hours from start to finish. Please plan on attending the entire event in order to enroll in classes.

What if I attend another college but want to take a class at MWCC?

If you are a student with prior successful college experience AND you are not seeking to obtain a degree from MWCC, you are considered a Guest Student. Please see our Guest Student Page for more information about course registration. Guest students DO NOT attend SMART Start.

Where can I get more information?

Prior to SMART Start contact the Admissions Office at 978-630-9110 or Academic Advising at 978-630-9109.