Admission Requirements

We have streamlined the admission process so it is easy to get you where you want to be — in class and on the road to your future! Just follow these steps:

  • Fill out our online application.
  • Schedule an appointment with the Admissions Office and bring with you:
    • Valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license, state I.D. or passport
    • Proof of having earned a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g., G.E.D. certificate)
  • Sign an enrollment agreement and other admission documents.
  • Pay the registration fee, which reserves your seat in the class.
  • Complete the financial aid and/or payment process.

Contact one of our admissions representatives today at (312) 236-9000 or email admissions@mccollege.edu.

General Admission Requirements

Must be at least 18 years old

Must hold a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED, unless listed otherwise in the specific program requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements by Program

Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Sonography (Degree)

  • The applicant must sign the Program Disclaimer Form that he/she has understood the ARDMS and CCI Registry certification eligibility requirements for this program.
  • Must have 15 semester credits or 20 quarter credits in any prior college coursework, or otherwise pass an institutional entrance exam (Accuplacer Math and Reading) with a minimum average score of 65.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Degree)

  • The applicant must sign the Program Disclaimer Form that he/she has understood the ARDMS certification eligibility requirements for this program.
  • Must have 15 semester credits or 20 quarter credits in any prior college coursework, or otherwise pass an institutional entrance exam (Accuplacer Math and Reading) with a minimum average score of 65.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology (Degree)

  • Must have 15 semester credits or 20 quarter credits in any prior college coursework, or otherwise pass an institutional entrance exam (Accuplacer Math and Reading) with a minimum average score of 65.

Vocational English as a Second Language

  • By filling out a high school attestation form the students are required to self-certify that they have a High School diploma or its equivalent (GED).
  • Students must provide proof that they possess basic workplace skills (Higher Education credentials, industry recognized certification(s), or 3rd party work experience verification)
  • Before enrolling in the Vocational English as a Second Language program, students must take the ESL Accuplacer Test, which is a standardized, computer-based placement test that evaluates students’ skills in grammar usage, listening, and reading. Based on the student’s score, the student will be placed into an appropriate program level. Vocational English as a Second Language Program are designed for students whose knowledge of English language allows them to score within a range of 0 to 120 on ESL Accuplacer Test.

Test Score Requirements By Level

  • Beginner 0 – 30
  • High Beginner 31-40
  • Low Intermediate 41-50
  • Intermediate 51 – 75
  • High Intermediate 76 – 90
  • Advanced 90– 120
  • Professional English 90– 120

Students who test within the ten‐point range of the minimum required scores in each level may request additional speaking and writing testing. Based on the average scores of the additional testing, students can be placed in one program level higher or lower than their original placement.

Basic Nursing Assistant Program

  • 8th grade or higher diploma (Per Illinois Department of Public Health)
  • Current Physical and Tuberculosis (TB) test within 6 months
  • Passed background check prior to enrollment
  • Mandatory attendance of orientation session