Frequently Asked Questions
What is dual enrollment?
Dual enrollment provides current high school and junior high students the opportunity to get an early start on earning college credit. Many course are transferable to four-year college and universities, others lead to a short-term certificate and/or associate degree.
Who can participate in the Modesto Junior College dual enrollment program?
Any current junior high (age 13 and older) or high school student (grades 9-12).
How can I participate in the Modesto Junior College dual enrollment program?
You must complete a MJC Online Application and submit a Special Part-Time Petition for Advanced Admission packet.
Is there a cost associated with participating in dual enrollment?
The current $46 per unit is waived to current junior high (ages 13 and older) and high school (grades 9-12) students who take no more than 11 units during a regular semester. Other fees may apply. Textbooks and other fees may not covered.
Am I eligible to participate in this program if I am undocumented?
Yes, undocumented students are welcome to participate in dual enrollment.
Where are the classes held?
Primarily classes are held local high schools that are participating in the program.
If I have an IEP at my high school can i get the same accommodations I receive there at Modesto Junior College?
Our Accommodations and Support Center (ASC) department will assist you with receiving accommodations for MJC. Since your IEP only applies to high school classes your accommodations will be made based on the Modesto Junior College process.
What is the maximum number of units a high school student can take?
A high school student can take up to 11 units in the spring or fall semesters and 5 units in summer.
What happens if I need to drop a class?
There are several ways to drop a class during the "drop period". 1. Online through PiratesNet or 2. In person at the Enrollment Services Office (Student Services Building). For full details on the drop period please visit the MJC website at www.mjc.edu.
Can I meet with a Modesto Junior College counselor?
Yes. Once you have completed an online application to Modesto Junior College and have your student identification number, W#, you can make an appointment with a counselor.
What if I am home-schooled can I sign up for dual enrollment classes?
Students that are homeschooled can take advantage of the Dual Enrollment option.
Will dual enrollment courses transferable to a 4-year college or university?
Yes, most 100 and 200 level classes are transferable to most CSU and UC. Please check with the evaluations department at the college would like to transfer to.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
You can contact one of our dual enrollment specialist Martha Rice 209-575-6885 or Rosalinda Vierra 209-575-7750.