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

Need help?

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 the International Student Program.

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.

Level 1*: Active Duty Military, Veterans, CalWORKs, eligible and former Foster Youth, EOP&S, and Disability Services.

Level 2*: Continuing and new students meeting eligibility and participation requirements for college designated programs.

Level 3: Continuing and new students who are Fully matriculated**, completed 100 or fewer MJC degree applicable units, and are in Good standing or on Probation, 1st semester.

Level 4: New students who are not fully matriculated and Concurrently enrolled high school students

Open Registration: All students who do not meet the criteria for levels 1-4 and who completed requirements after the college established deadline.  

*Students in levels 1 & 2 must also complete the criteria described in level 3.

**Fully matriculated is defined as completing the 3 core steps (orientation, assessment, and advising/educational plan).


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
  • 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

Students who do not meet the above mentioned criteria will lose their priority registration and may also lose their BOG fee waiver.

***NEW***  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for BOGW coming soon.  For more information click on BOGW Regulations.  The appeal process for Loss of Priority Registration/BOG WILL BE CHANGING for fall 2016.  More information coming soon.

The current appeal process for students who lose priority registration due to extenuating circumstances that can be verified (verified documented accidents, illness, or other circumstances beyond the student’s control) must complete & submit a Reinstatement of Priority Registration Request Form by the college established deadline.  For Summer 2016, the college established deadline is Monday, March 14th at 5PM.  Students can only be approved for ONE semester to be reinstated at their priority level.



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

EAST Campus
435 College Avenue
Student Services Bldg 1st FLR
Fall/Spring Hours:
M,W,Th,F: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesdays: 8:00am-7:00pm

WEST Campus
2201 Blue Gum Avenue
Yosemite Hall Lobby
Fall/Spring Hours:
M-F: 8:00am-4:30pm