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Public   2-Year
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
5170
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Years 3 & 4

Mountain Empire Community College

Big Stone Gap, VA
Mountain Empire Community College is a comprehensive two-year college serving residents of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson Counties, and the City of Norton. MECC is one of twenty-three colleges in the Virginia Community College System and operates under policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Local Advisory Board. The College is financed primarily with state funds, supplemented by contributions from the local jurisdictions. MECC campus offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offices may experience schedule changes during peak periods and summer.
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Only for select admission programs ie Nursing
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Only for select admission programs ie Nursing
Freshman Financial Aid Date
2021-05-01
Transcripts
Freshman students are required to submit a high school transcript or offical GED scores.
Tests
VPT Placement, SAT/ACT (not required, but will accept), CLEP(not required, but will accept), AP Credit
Essay
None
Interview
None
Letter of Recommendation
None
Application Fee
None
Freshman Student Catalog Year
The catalog year is based on the admission term that the student applies for.
Freshman Definition
A student that has completed less than 30 credits.
Application Types
VCCS Application for Admission
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Financial Aid
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Course Transfer Criteria
Each student transferring from another college should consult Enrollment Services/Registrar at MECC for an assessment of...see moreEach student transferring from another college should consult Enrollment Services/Registrar at MECC for an assessment of credits. Generally, no credit will be given for subjects with a grade lower than ?C.? A transfer student may be advised to repeat courses if it is clearly advantageous to their curriculum advancement. The College will provide transfer students an evaluation of credits that will transfer from other institutions prior to enrollment when possible, but at least no later than the end of the first academic term of enrollment. When the course contains similar or like content and credit, the course will transfer as the equivalent of this institution?s course.
Transcripts
Students are encouraged to submit transcripts immediately. Official transcripts are evaluated within 10 business days.
Tests
VPT Placement, SAT/ACT (not required, but will accept), CLEP(not required, but will accept), AP Credit
Essay
None
Letters of Recommendation
None
Interview
None
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
N/A No transfer agreements
Application Fee
None
Transfer Definition
Having transferable courses from another institution with a C or better.
Transfer Center
None
Transfer Admissions
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
VCCS Policy 5.6.5.1
Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
Club/Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
Helpful Links
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