Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

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Modesto Junior College

Frequently Asked Questions


1) What is priority registration?

Answer: Students are given a registration appointment date that provides the earliest date they may register for classes. The appointment received is based on the student’s priority registration status. Priority registration is given to students who complete orientation, assessment, and create an educational plan.

2) How can I lose my priority registration?

Answer: Priority registration is lost when students have been on academic or progress probation for two consecutive semesters or when they complete over 100 degree applicable units at MJC.

3) What is academic probation?

Answer: A student is placed on academic probation when they have attempted at least 12 semester units and earn a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0. Priority registration is lost when a student is placed on probation for the second consecutive semester.

4) What is progress probation?

Answer: A student is placed on progress probation when a student has enrolled in at least 12 units and the percentage of all units in which entries of W, NP reaches or exceeds 50%.

5) What is the new rule regarding the 100 unit limit?

Answer: Students who complete over 100 degree applicable units will lose priority registration for the next registration opportunity.

6) Is this a new rule for MJC?

Answer: Yes, this is a new law which all community colleges in California must follow.

7) Does the 100 unit limit and academic probation rule apply to all continuing students, including veterans, EOP&S, DSPS and CalWORKs?

Answer: Yes, the new rule applies to all groups.

8) Can I lose enrollment priority after one semester?

Answer: No, enrollment priority is not lost unless you have either reached the 100 unit limit or you have been placed on academic probation for two consecutive semesters.

9) Do all credits get counted in the 100 unit limit?

Answer: No. Only degree applicable units earned at MJC count towards the 100 unit limitation. These are MJC courses numbered 50-399.

10) Will my transfer units from another college or university count towards the 100 unit limit?

Answer: No. Units from courses taken at another college are not counted towards the 100 unit limit.  Only degree applicable units taken at MJC are counted.

11) Are “W’s” counted in the 100 unit limit?

Answer: No. The 100 unit limit applies only to the units you have earned. Withdrawals (W’s) do not count towards the 100 units.

12) Do units in progress count towards the 100 units?

Answer: Units currently in progress are not counted if they have not been “earned” or completed at the time that you will be eligible to register for the next semester. For short-term classes, units are posted before the end of the term and will apply toward the 100 units.

13) What if I had an illness at the end of the semester that affected my grades?

Answer: An appeal process is available for all students who lose enrollment priority due to extenuating circumstances that can be verified (verified documented accidents, illness, or other circumstances beyond the student’s control).

14) How do I appeal if I qualify?

Answer: Complete a Loss of Enrollment Appeal form by the college established deadline.

15) How do I earn back my priority registration?

Answer: A registration priority can be restored when the student has returned to good standing. A priority loss which occurs after a student completes over 100 degree applicable units may never be restored.


1) What is the Waitlist Notification?

Answer: Waitlist Notification is a new opportunity for MJC College students to enroll in a class that is closed. Students will be selected on a "first-come, first-in" basis from the waitlist. Notification is based on your rank on the waitlist. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee enrollment in that course.  Make sure you are frequently checking your MJC student email.

2) Is the Waitlist Process Automatic?
Answer: The waitlist option is not automatic; you must place yourself on a waitlist and wait to be notified via your college email if a vacated spot in the class occurs.  If/when you receive the email of an open spot, you only have 5 days to register for that class.  If you do not register within those 5 days, you will be dropped from the waitlist.

3) How do I get on a Waitlist?
Answer: The waitlist is accessed through the PiratesNet registration.  When you go to register for a class and it's full, you should see an option to add yourself to the waitlist.  Please note that you cannot be on a waitlist for a class you are already enrolled in another section.

4) How will I know when a vacant spot opens in a class?
Answer: If you receive a spot on the waitlist, you will be contacted through your MJC student e-mail address if a seat opens. Activate your student e-mail account now if you have not already done so.

5) When I receive email notification to register for my waitlisted class, how long do I have to add the class?
Answer: You will have 5 calendar days, including the day the email is sent, to register.

6) What happens if I do not register for my waitlisted class within 5 calendar?
Answer: You will be dropped from the waitlist for that class and will no longer have permission to register into that class. If this happens you will need to re-add yourself to the waitlist.

7) How can I check my status on the waitlist?
Answer: You may view your waitlist position on the PiratesNet registration page.

8) If I don't get an e-mail notification that a vacant spot is open what do I do?
Answer: If you do not get an e-mail notification that a vacant spot in the class is available you need to go to the first class meeting and request an add card from the instructor.

9) If I am on a waitlist but never receive an email notification of an open seat what do I do on the first day of class?
Answer: Attend the first class meeting and ask the instructor for an add card.




Contact Us
Phone: (209) 575-6853
Fax:      (209) 575-6859

EAST Campus
435 College Avenue
Student Services Bldg 1st FLR
Fall/Spring Hours:
    M-F: 8-5 and Tu: 8-7 

WEST Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Yosemite Hall Lobby
Fall/Spring Hours:
    M-F: 8-4:30