Admissions Overview

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Admission to Mercer County Community College is open to all people who can benefit from a post-secondary education. Mercer students represent a variety of ages and cultures, adding to the diversity and richness of a Mercer education.

Students may attend day, evening or weekend classes offered on the West Windsor Campus (WWC), the James Kerney Campus (JKC) in downtown Trenton, or through MercerOnline. Students may enroll full-time or part-time while completing a degree or certificate program or while taking individual courses.

Mercer welcomes applications from students in other New Jersey counties and from other states and countries but reserves the right to limit such enrollments in programs with limited staff and physical capacity.


Admission Assistance, Campus Tour

At every step in the admission process, help is available. Students are encouraged to visit the college and meet with staff and faculty. To arrange a campus tour or for additional information or assistance, contact the Admissions office at either Mercer County Community College campus:

West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
  James Kerney Campus
North Broad & Academy Streets
Trenton, NJ 08608

Steps to Enroll

The college accepts applications throughout the year. Early application gives students the best chance for admission to a program of study and the best selection of courses.

  • Each prospective student must complete an admissions application online.
  • Each student must arrange for final high school transcripts or GED scores (showing proof of completion), immunization records (for full-time students) and college transcripts to be sent to the Student Records office. (Print the immunization form.)
    Student Records Office
    Mercer County Community College
    P.O. Box 17202
    Trenton, NJ 08690

    The results of standardized tests -- the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT Assessment -- are not required for admission, but SAT scores may be used for placement and should be sent.
  • Contact the Testing Center at 609-570-3295 to schedule your free placement test.
    Applicants who speak English as their second language may be asked to take an ESL placement test.
  • When test scores are available, the student will meet with an advisor to discuss the student's background and interests, and review transcripts of earlier work. During this meeting the advisor will discuss the student's chosen program and arrange a schedule of classes for the first semester.

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Nondiscrimination Notice

In compliance with Title IX requirements, Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.

Title IX Coordinator
The college's Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. The Coordinator reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and is housed in the Administrative Building office MS125. Questions and complaints regarding Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights at the following locations and/or contact information.

Elizabeth Mizerek
Interim Title IX Coordinator
1200 Old Trenton Road - MS 125
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Mail to: PO Box 17202, Trenton NJ 08690
Phone: (609) 570-3526

Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the government authorities:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Facsimile: (646) 428-3843