Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

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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.

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TRIO Student Support Services

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Services Offered

  • Exposure to cultural and academic enrichment activities
  • Registration Assistance 
  • Tutoring Services, utilizing both group and individual methods
  • Academic, career and personal counseling
  • Guidance in selecting a major and learning about career options
  • Workshops to develop and improve academic and life skills
  • Assistance in applying for financial aid, scholarships and portfolios
  • Visits to college campuses
  • Assistance with the college application process

Upcoming Events 

Current participants must contact the office to sign up for ALL events.                                                                                                                                                                     
Wednesday, January 11th                                                        
Tips for Taking Online Courses  
2:30 - 4:30 PM  CAT 262
Wednesday, January 18th     
Discover Your Learning Style                              
2:30 - 4:30 PM  CAT 262
Wednesday, January 25th     
I Applied to CSU & UC, What’s Next (CR)     
2:30 - 4:00 PM  CAT 113
Wednesday, January 25th     
Easy Tips to Over Come Stress                    
2:30 - 4:30 PM  CAT 262
Tuesday, January 31st            
Advising Session (CR)                                   
9:00 - 10:30 AM  CAT 218


Mission Statement

The purpose of the TRIO Student Support Services Program is to provide academic and other support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled college students to increase student retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

Location: Morris Memorial Building 107 (East Campus)

Office Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday 

Student Learning Outcomes

SAO: By spring semester, faculty and staff  will use a student survey to access tutoring services and computer lab productivity and availability to drive the changes that we will make as a program. This will help students graduate and transfer to a four year institution in two years.

SSLO 1: Students will be able to understand the CSU and UC admissions/transfer requirements and be able to select the UC or CSU campus that best fits their educational goal and needs.

SSLO 2: Students will be able to understand Student Financial Aid awards and Pell grant requirements.

SSLO 3: Students will be able to understand the CSU Online Admissions Applications process.

TRIO Student Support Services Staff

Laura Valencia Baez
Laura Valencia-Baez
Administrative Assistant

 Tira Lawhorn
Tira Lawhorn, M.S.
Program Technician

Claudia Ramirez
Claudia Ramirez, M.A.
Counselor | Coordinator 

Contact Us

Phone: (209) 575-6189
Fax: (209) 575-6886


East Campus
Morris Memorial Building
Room 107

Fall | Spring Hours
  • Monday: 8-5
  • Tuesday: 8-5
  • Wednesday: 8-5
  • Thursday: 8-5
  • Friday: 8-5
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