Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: Set up your MJC Email 
Step 3: College Orientation 
Step 4: Assessment Testing 
Step 5: Education Plan
Step 6: Official Transcripts
Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 8: Register for Classes
Step 9: Pay Fees

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Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

The Assessment Testing Office administers tests to help you select appropriate courses or satisfy pre-requisites.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College

Priority Registration

Deadline Dates for Students to Complete Matriculation Requirements for Priority Registration
Summer 2016      March 14, 2016
Fall 2016              April 18, 2016         
Spring 2017         October 17, 2016     


MJC Students are awarded priority registration based on criteria set by the California State Legislature and Yosemite Community College District (YCCD) Board Policy and Procedure. This information provides descriptions and details for these criteria. It also provides information on which MJC office to visit if you believe there is an error in the information listed on your report. 

MJC/YCCD Priority Registration Levels: Within each level registration appointments are assigned based on unit completion.
  Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017

Priority registration begins with Level 1 and is followed by Level 2, 3, 4 and ends with Open Registration.

Priority Registration Levels

  • Level 1: Military/Veterans; Foster Youth; CalWORKs; DSPS; EOPS
  • Level 2: Groups determined by College
  • Level 3: Continuing & New Students – Matriculated
  • Level 4: Continuing & New Students – NOT Matriculated
                  Concurrently Enrolled High School Students

Registration dates:

Mar 30 – Apr 22

Registration dates:

May 9 – July 7

Registration dates:

Nov 1 – Dec 16

Open Registration

  • Level 5: All other students
  Apr 25 – May 8  July 11 – Aug 28  Dec 19 – Jan 8

For Levels 1-3 above, Matriculated students must have completed: Orientation, Assessment, Advising with Ed Plan, have no more than 100 local degree applicable units and be in good standing.

Open Registration: All students who do not meet the criteria for levels 1-4, who completed requirements after the college established deadline or have applied after registration dates and times have been issued.


Students who meet the eligibility criteria and/or participate in specific programs also earn priority registration.

Participants in Mandated/Designated Groups
State Mandated Programs – (Priority Registration Level 1)

The California State Legislature has defined programs or categories of students who will receive the earliest registration appointment. These are:

  • Eligible foster youth or former foster youth (through age 24)
  • Members or former members of the Armed Forces or Military Reserves
  • Students eligible for and actively participating in: CalWORKs, Disability Services, or EOP&S (Extended Opportunities, Programs & Services)
College Designated Programs – (Priority Registration Level 2)

Priority registration regulations allow each college or district to designate other programs of categories of students who will receive priority registration. This is established through a college-wide process.


In addition to being fully matriculated, continuing students must also meet these criteria in order to keep their priority registration.

Registration Units

This total includes degree applicable units (courses numbered 50-399) earned at MJC. Priority registration is lost when a student has completed over 100 degree applicable units. 


Students who fall below the minimum GPA and progress requirements are considered to be “not in Good Standing” and are placed on probation and eventually, dismissal status. Priority registration is lost when students have earned a 2nd semester Probation or Dismissal status. Standings are based on the prior semester. Courses in which you are currently enrolled are not factored into the standing until after the semester has ended.

Please visit this link for a full description of Academic Status/Standing at MJC.

Loss of Priority Registration/BOG Appeal

Students who do not meet the above mentioned criteria will lose their priority registration and may also lose their BOG fee waiver.  Please visit the Loss of BOG webpage to view the appeal process and download the appeal form.



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

EAST Campus
435 College Avenue
Student Services Bldg 1st FLR
WEST Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Yosemite Hall A118 (Temporary Location)