Admission Criteria and Procedures
Find out the requirements for admission into college credit courses and programs at MDC.
Transient Students Information
For Students from Florida Public Institutions
- To request and submit a Transient Student Form, visit https://www.floridashines.org.
- Under ‘Succeed in College’ click on ‘Take a Course at Another School.
- At the bottom of the page click on ‘Start or check the status of your Transient Student
Admission Application now’.
- ‘Select Your School’ and enter your ‘Student ID’ and ‘PIN/Password’.
- Select the college of your major in the first drop-down; then select your major from the second drop-down.
- Complete the transient application-- be sure the course information is accurate- and click ‘Send’.
- Check the status of your application and keep in contact with the transient student advisor on the Florida Shines site until registration is completed.
For students from Florida Private Institutions and Out-of-State Institutions
- Apply for Admissions and select "Non-Degree Transfer Preparation" as your program objective. Program code: 30168.
- Complete Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes (in person or via email).
- Bring the transient form to the Campus Admissions Office or send the form via email to the campus admissions inbox. The form can be sent by the student or the college representative.
- Contact (in person or via email) the transient advisor until registration is completed.
College Policies and Procedures
Please review these Students Rights and Responsibilities to better understand the College processes that impact your experience at MDC.
Excess Hours Advisory Statement - Effective for the 2019 Summer Term and Thereafter
Section 1009.286, Florida Statutes, establishes an "excess hour" surcharge for a student seeking a baccalaureate degree at a state university. It is critical that students, including those entering Florida colleges, are aware of the potential for additional course fees. "Excess hours" are defined as hours that go beyond 120% of the hours required for a baccalaureate degree program. For example, if the length of the program is 120 credit hours, the student may be subject to an excess hour surcharge for any credits attempted beyond 144 credit hours (120% x 120).
All students whose educational plan may include earning a baccalaureate degree should make every effort to enroll in and successfully complete those courses that are required for their intended major on their first attempt. Florida college students intending to transfer to a state university should identify a major or "transfer program" early and be advised of admission requirements for that program, including the approved common prerequisites. Course withdrawals and/or repeats, as well as enrollment in courses nonessential to the intended major, may contribute to a potential excess hours surcharge.