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Public   2-Year
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Red (183-18-52) and Black
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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Total Enrollment
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5170
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12
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12
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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Academics
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Freshman Definition
A student that has completed less than 30 credits.
College Fit
Mountain Empire Community College's mission is to provide our region with accessible, quality higher education, workforc...see moreMountain Empire Community College's mission is to provide our region with accessible, quality higher education, workforce training, and community programs to ensure an educated population and globally competitive workforce. Mountain Empire Community College's mission is fulfilled through the following avenues: General Education, Career-Technical Education, Transfer Education, Developmental Studies, Dual Enrollment, Distance Education, Student Services, Workforce Development, and Community Services.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
The catalog year is based on the admission term that the student applies for.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Type(s)
VCCS Application for Admission
Financial Aid
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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
Important Dates
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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
5/1/2022
Freshman Financial Aid Date
5/1/2022
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Transfer Definition
Having transferable courses from another institution with a C or better.
College Fit
Mountain Empire Community College's mission is to provide our region with accessible, quality higher education, workforc...see moreMountain Empire Community College's mission is to provide our region with accessible, quality higher education, workforce training, and community programs to ensure an educated population and globally competitive workforce. Mountain Empire Community College's mission is fulfilled through the following avenues: General Education, Career-Technical Education, Transfer Education, Developmental Studies, Dual Enrollment, Distance Education, Student Services, Workforce Development, and Community Services.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
The transfer education program, which includes freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences and pre-professional ...see moreThe transfer education program, which includes freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences and pre-professional education, allows students to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs and four-year colleges and universities.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
The transfer education program, which includes freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences and pre-professional ...see moreThe transfer education program, which includes freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences and pre-professional education, allows students to transfer into baccalaureate degree programs and four-year colleges and universities.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
VCCS Policy 5.6.5.1
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.
General Education Programs
MECC accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet General Education requirements
Admissions and Financial
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Transfer Admissions
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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
Important Dates
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
Disability Services
Cultural Diversity Office
Student Clubs & Organizations
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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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Virtual One Stop
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