Office of Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Mount Marty College the place for me?
What activities are there at MMC?
What are the admission requirements at MMC?
How do I apply for financial aid?
How can I schedule a campus visit to MMC?
What student services are offered at MMC?
How can I ask a student a question?
How do I get more information?
What are the residence halls like?
What is there to do in Yankton?
What does it cost to attend MMC?
What scholarships are available at MMC?
What is the college profile?

Is Mount Marty College the place for me?
Although this is, of course, and should be a very personal decision, we believe that there are many reasons that make MMC stand out above the rest.

One of the things that current students and alumni consistently confirm is the friendly and caring atmosphere here at MMC. MMC provides the kind of college environment that helps you excel and ensures your success because you are NOT lost in the crowd. Faculty and staff know you by name. They take a personal interest in your success - academically and personally.

MMC offers a unique values-based education that connects our students with our Benedictine tradition while serving those of all faiths by fostering positive moral, spiritual, and social values. Our values shape who our students are and what they go on to contribute to the world, both personally and professionally.

The technology available at MMC is also a major benefit to our students. All full-time students receive a laptop to use on our wireless campus. With these smart classrooms, Blackboard software and more, our students have the best opportunities to take advantage of the latest technology in learning. Our campus is totally connected... so you can be, too!

Not only this, but MMC is also a wonderful investment in your future! We are dedicated to making quality education affordable. When measuring the cost of your education, you must consider both the price and the value. MMC delivers VALUE in that our reputation for excellence assures that when you graduate, you will possess the knowledge and skills that are in demand. With a 95% placement rate and the ability to graduate within four years, the success of our graduates is the best way to measure the true worth of your investment in a MMC education.

Is this all that makes MMC special? We don't think so - it only scratches the surface. We challenge you to find out for yourself if MMC is the place for you!

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What activities are there are MMC?
At MMC, we believe that everything is a learning experience and being involved - whether in the arts or athletics - gives you an edge in the job market and in life. The students at MMC tend to be very active, and with over 50 different clubs and organizations, the possibilities are endless. Students have the opportunity to get involved in campus programming, organizations, honor societies, academic clubs, service programs, the student newspaper, student government, fine and performing arts, athletics, and campus ministry. There IS something for everyone - from leadership opportunities to chances to make lifelong friends. Student Life has all the details.

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What are the admission requirements at MMC?
Of course, the requirements do vary slightly depending on your educational background; however, applicants are generally eligible for acceptance if they have a 2.0 GPA (high school or college), 18 ACT, 830 SAT, or GED average score of 500.

The best way to find out how MMC can serve you is to apply and request for all official transcripts (high school and college, if applicable) be sent to MMC for consideration. We have a rolling admission policy and can inform you of your status as soon as we have all the necessary information.

Rest assured, we want you to be as informed as possible about all the requirements for admission to MMC, so we hope that you will visit our pages dedicated to first time freshman, transfer students, international students, and graduate students which go into much greater detail as to the procedures for admission to MMC.

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How do I apply for financial aid?
Financial assistance is an important part of every college planning process. Therefore, it is always a good idea to start the process as soon as possible.

Since MMC is not able to complete a financial aid package, or even an estimate, for a prospective student who is not yet admitted, it is imperative to follow the steps to gain admission as soon as possible once you have marked MMC as a consideration.

Then, the next major step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is highly recommended that this form be completed online as it significantly helps to expedite the awarding process.
Please be sure the check out the extensive information offered by our Financial Aid Office for more details on the steps of the financial aid process and other sources of financial assistance.

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How can I schedule a campus visit to MMC?
We love visitors! We also believe that visiting a college is one of the best ways possible to truly find out if it is a good fit for you! We try to offer many opportunities for you to experience our campus atmosphere including Campus Visit Days, Career Days, Scholarship Days and more!

At the same time, we understand that sometimes these dates don't always fit into busy schedules or meet every person's individual needs. Therefore, prospective students are always welcome and encouraged to schedule individual visits at any time that are more conducive to schedules or if they prefer to experience a more individualized visit.

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What student services are offered at MMC?
MMC cares about the success of our students - this goes way beyond academics and what you can learn in the classroom. We have something very special to offer - a community who cares about each other's intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth. Students are invited to become an integral part of this community by participating in the total educational experience.

In order to help that happen, MMC tries to serve the needs of our students in every way possible. The Center for Academic Excellence offers tutoring to assist students in achieving their best in the classroom. Our Health Services are there to assist our students who might not be feeling well. Campus Activities assist in helping students to network, develop leadership skills and find fellowship. And these just scratch the surface. The Student Life environment at MMC is rich and lively - take part in that experience!

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How can I ask a student a question?
Sometimes there are questions that a current student can simply answer best. Often, when prospective students visit our campus, they will have the opportunity to meet current MMC students and ask them questions through a student panel or while taking a campus tour. However, if there is a question that you would like to ask now, please feel free to ask a MMC student a question.

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How do I get more information?
We are always happy to provide you with more information! We understand that sometimes it's just nice to have information 'in hand' that you can look through at your own leisure. Simply fill out a simple request form and we will get some information out in the mail to you as soon as possible!

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What are the residence halls like?
Living in the dorms is a significant part of having a truly fulfilling college experience. The dorms become your "home away from home" and you will find that many of your dorm mates soon become like family - or at least friends that will last a lifetime.

Students have full access to technology within their rooms through the laptop program which makes studying and researching easy. The recreation and amenities available in the dorms make life comfortable and fun! Check out residence life to get all the details on how the on-campus living experience helps our students to grow and learn, academically and personally.

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What is there to do in Yankton?
Yankton is a great community - not too big and not too small. Located along the Missouri River, the area is known throughout the region for its endless outdoor recreational activities.

Not only that, but Yankton has numerous area attractions that can offer valuable entertainment for students throughout the school year and summer months. Certainly, keep your eyes open for more - Yankton is growing! We have new chain retail and eating establishments being constructed on Broadway as we speak which will offer more new exciting options to students attending MMC!

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What does it cost to attend MMC?
Cost is often a concern, but we are committed to making a Mount Marty education affordable to all through an extensive financial assistance process. Depending on your status and the type of program that you are pursuing the overall cost of attendance can vary; however, the Business Office has a breakdown of all the cost information that you might need to know. After you explore the costs, be sure that you are aware of the scholarship opportunities that are available at MMC as well!

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What scholarships are available at MMC?
We are committed to making MMC affordable! We offer numerous institutional scholarship and grant programs, utilize all available federal aid programs possible, as well as help to offer students information to secure outside scholarships and funding to help cover the costs of attendance. Financial aid is a huge part of the college planning process and your Enrollment Counselor is here to help you ever step of the way! For a full listing of the options available, please see Scholarships & Grants at MMC.

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What is the college profile?
Just looking for some basic facts? This is the place.

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