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Aug. 20: Fall Semester Begins at MAC, Register Today!
6/26/2018 1:00:00 AM
By: Sarah Haas, Director of College Communications

PARK HILLS, Mo. – Summer is here and Mineral Area College is gearing up for the upcoming semester of fall classes, which begins on Aug. 20.

Registrar Connie Holder said even though summer’s just begun, the time is right to register for fall.

“Even though fall registration has been in progress since March 26, space is still available in many classes,” she said. “The sooner students enroll, the more options they have.” Fall class offerings are available online through “course search” at

Holder said Mineral Area College is a high-quality, affordable, and convenient choice for higher education, allowing many students to live at home while attending classes. In addition to the traditional classroom offerings, MAC has experienced ever-increasing interest in web classes among students. To meet the demand, the college has added to the variety and number of class sections offered online. Many classes are also offered at night and at our outreach centers in Farmington, Perryville, Fredericktown and Potosi.

In addition to the full, 16-week semester, MAC classes are available in a 4-, 6-, and 8-week sessions for those who need to pick up additional credit hours during the semester. The first 8-week session begins Aug. 20 and ends Oct. 13, while the second 8-week session begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 8.

“Many students who attend MAC are looking for an accelerated class at a reduced price,” Holder said. “There’s also a better chance of smaller class sizes and one-on-one attention compared to four-year universities.”

To schedule an advising appointment, students should call (573) 431-4593 between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Fridays. Anyone planning to start college and attend MAC for the first time should call the Admissions Office at (573) 518-2228 to get started or simply complete an application for admission at

Students interested in attending classes at one of MAC’s outreach centers may contact the main campus in Park Hills or contact a coordinator at one of the following outreach centers: Farmington, Julie Downs at (573) 518-3805; Fredericktown, Saundra Ivison at (573) 783-7932; Perryville Higher Education Center, Mary Bauwens at (573) 547-4143; Potosi, Joel Nivens at (573) 438-3479 before 3 p.m. or (573) 438-2156 ext. 26 after 5 p.m.

Students planning to enroll in English or math courses need to take an assessment for placement purposes. For a list of on- and off-campus testing dates, students can check out or call (573) 518-2202 or 518-2188.

Arrangements for financial aid and payment of tuition and fees should be made at the time of registration. For questions about financial aid, call (573) 518-2133. To make a payment by phone or for payment questions, call (573) 518-2251.

Students can price textbooks online at Fall textbook sales begin Aug. 8 at the campus bookstore. Check with respective outreach centers for book sales dates.

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