• MHCC Program Information


    Senate Bill 300, Expanded Options, provides eligible high school students another opportunity for early entry into post-secondary education. It also emphasizes specific provisions and priorities for at-risk students and drop outs. SB 300 promotes a seamless education system for students enrolled in grades 11 and 12 to have additional options to continue or complete their education, earn concurrent high school and college credits, and gain early entry into post-secondary education.

    Getting Started—High Schools
    Once you have identified a student to participate in the Expanded Options program, please meet with the student to discuss specific classes that may be appropriate.
    Provide the student the “Expanded Options Enrollment Packet” and assist them with its completion (under “Related Forms”)
    Advise the student to contact High School Services at 503-491-7421 to make an Expanded Options Intake meeting. Have them bring the completed packet and placement test scores to complete the enrollment process and register for the approved class(s).
    Getting Started—Students
    Please contact your high school counselor to discuss if this program is an option for you!

    Underage Students (students aged 14-15)


    Are you a student aged 14 or 15 wishing to take credit courses at MHCC? Whether you’re doing so as a participant at one of our partnering Early Colleges, or for your own personal enrichment, please follow our process below to get started!

    1. Complete the General Admission Form online
    2. After you receive a welcome email with your student ID, complete the Accuplacer College Placement Test
    3. Call 503-491-7421 to set up a meeting for Underage Enrollment with the High School Services Director. Please print out the Underage Admission Form and complete Step 1 prior to your meeting.
    • Letter of intent (written by the student) explaining how taking courses at MHCC will benefit you and your future.
      • Topics you could cover is what your educational goals are, why MHCC is a good fit for you, what you will gain from taking courses here now rather than later.
    • Letter of support from school counselor, teacher, or other adult non-relative addressing the specific student’s maturity and readiness for college experiences.
      • Who has seen you in the school setting that could share their insight and support for you attending MHCC?
    • Underage Release & Liability Agreement
    • College Placement Test (CPT) scores

    Complete Step 2 with your requested courses. If you are applying to, or a part of an Early College program, please do this part with your adviser.

    In the Underage Enrollment meeting, a parent or guardian must be present. The High School Service Coordinator (or designee) will review the letter of intent, letter of support and CPT scores with the applicant, as well as engage the applicant in conversation regarding their application. The Student Code of Conduct and other expectations will be reviewed with the student. This meeting and the documents submitted will be included in the decision-making process.