Step 4: Educational Planning (CORE STEP)

Counseling is an important part of the successful educational process and it is essential to getting a smart start at Modesto Junior College. Following the orientation and math and English placement, students will have an opportunity to meet with a counselor to put together an abbreviated Educational Plan for the upcoming term.

Online Counseling Services 

Counselors are available via online for personal, academic and career advising. 

Walk-In Counseling - Two Ways to Connect 

Appointments - Resume Fall 2020

Online Walk-in Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Walk-In hours are on a first come basis. 

If you are unable to meet with a counselor during Walk-In hours:  
  • Call 209 575-6080 to leave a message, and you will receive a call.

Request to meet with a counselor via Live Chat:

  • Orange button at the bottom right hand corner of MJC website.
  • You will be added to the Walk-In list, and a counselor will contact you. 

For additional information regarding counseling services, visit the counseling page.

Have a Quick Question?

If you have questions or need help with:

  • Application
  • Orientation
  • Math and English placement
  • Registration 

Visit the Pathways Center page for resources or to connect with a Student Success Specialist 


All MJC students whose educational goals include: an Associate degree, a vocational certificate, completing requirements for university transfer, learning job skills, or improving basic skills are highly recommended to meet with a counselor/advisor before they register.

Counselors recommend that during a student's first semester they enroll in a college Guidance class that offers students an opportunity to develop a comprehensive Student Educational Plan. This plan details the classes required and support services recommended for students to complete their educational goal. 

Steps to Success 

As a new or returning student, you have a number of steps that you will need to take. Use the Steps to Success as a guide to ensure that you do not miss any important steps along the way.