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

Steps to Success

checkbox Step 1: Apply for Admission

Apply online at using Open CCC Apply. Students will receive, via email, their Student ID “w” number within one hour (during business hours) of applying. *Note: High school students must also complete the Petition for Advanced Admission. Students must complete the CORE STEPS below by the college established deadline for priority registration.  See Important Dates for specific semester deadline dates.

checkbox Step 2: College Orientation (CORE STEP)

All students must complete a college orientation to be eligible for priority registration. Please wait a minimum of one hour (during business days) after submission of your application to complete the online orientation. For first time log-in users, the ID is your “w” number using a lower case ‘w’ and the password is your 6 digit birthdate. See the orientation web site for more information at

checkbox Step 3: Placement Assessment Testing (CORE STEP)

The Assessment test is used to identify your skill level for English or ESL & Mathematics course placement. You must have your Student ID “w” number before your test date. All students must take the Math and English/Reading or ESL assessment test to be eligible for a priority registration appointment. *Note: All California Community College test scores are accepted. Refer to the Testing Center website for test dates and practice tests at

checkbox Step 4: Educational Planning (CORE STEP)

Choose your first semester classes with a Counselor in a Group Advising session. After completing Orientation, and Assessment, contact the Counseling Office to schedule a Group Session at 209-575-6080See the Counseling web site for more information at

checkbox Step 5: Email Account Activation

All MJC communications will be sent to your MJC PiratesLink email account. Visit MJC PiratesNet to activate.

checkbox Step 6: Official Transcripts

Request to have official transcripts submitted to the Enrollment Services Office as soon as your graduation/final grades have been recorded, Enrollment Services Office, 435 College Ave, Modesto CA 95350.

checkbox Step 7: Apply for Financial Aid

The priority filing period for Financial Aid is Jan. 1-Mar. 2 of each year. If you miss that period, you may still apply. To apply complete the FAFSA at

checkboxStep 8: Register for Classes

Registration appointments will be available on the web on April 21 for Fall 2014. On your assigned registration date and time register online at PiratesNet.

checkbox Step 9: Pay Enrollment Fees

Fees are due at the time of registration. Students may pay fees online at PiratesNet.


Effective Fall 2014:
Complete CORE Steps to be eligible for a priority registration appointment. Students who have completed college orientation, assessment, and developed an education plan, as well as continuing students in good academic standing who have not exceeded 100 local academic units, will now have enrollment priority over students that do not meet this criteria.


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 Lobby
Summer Hours:
M-Th: 7:30am-5:30pm