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Jul 25
MPCC to host Registration Days next week


Kristen Grimes, an advisor at MPCC, visits with a student about a class schedule. Advising is just one of the services prospective students will be able to learn about during Registration Days next week at the college.

Mid-Plains Community College is down to its final two Registration Days of the summer. The first will be Aug. 1 in North Platte, and the second will be Aug. 3 in McCook. Both events will begin at 10 a.m.

Registration Days are a unique way to learn about all the programs and services MPCC offers. They give prospective students an opportunity to sign up for classes and receive the information needed to begin coursework in the fall.

The events are about more than just registering for classes, however. They also serve as foundations - designed to keep students on track and ensure they have a successful and rewarding experience at MPCC.

"Our mission with Registration Days is to connect with students early in the process and make a plan for their success," said Kelly Rippen, area dean of enrollment management. "We want to partner with them to help make the best decisions on how to pay for college and what major to choose, as well as what schedule fits their needs. It is so important for them to see how many services are available and how many people are in their corner."

Students will be able to take placement tests, if needed, and campus tours will be available. Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions about:

  • Class scheduling
  • Financial aid
  • Setting up a payment plan
  • Bookstores
  • Career services
  • Advising
  • Library services
  • Student Success/tutors
  • Disability services
  • Student life
  • Student organizations
  • Campus housing

Those interested in attending a Registration Day must RSVP at

Parents are encouraged, but not required to be part of Registration Days. There will be a session designed specifically for them.

Also, although highly recommended, it is not necessary to attend a Registration Day to sign up for classes at MPCC or to meet with an advisor. More information about the process is available by calling (800) 658-4348, ext. 8101 in McCook, or (800) 658-4308, ext. 3609 in North Platte.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​