Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: College Orientation 
Step 3: English & Math Placement
Step 4: Education Plan
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 6: Register for Classes

Need help?

Contact the friendly Admissions Office staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

Other questions? Call 209-575-6789.

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.

Modesto Junior College

Upward Bound

Creating Leaders through Education 

About Us:

The Modesto Junior College (MJC) Upward Bound/TRIO program is designed to help students stay in school, improve their grades, graduate from high school and go to college.

The Upward Bound program offers academic support, college preparation services, tutoring and motivation to succeed.

Participating Schools:

Ceres High School                              Modesto High School
Tutoring: Wednesday                            Tutoring: Tuesday
Time: 2:40pm - 4:40pm                         Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Johansen High School                       Patterson High School
Tutoring: Thursday                               Tutoring: Tuesday
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm                        Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Riverbank High School
Tutoring: Monday
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

How can I sign up?

  1. Complete an Upward Bound application, which can be found in the counseling office of the participating schools or the link at the bottom of this page
  2. Complete a personal statement or autobiography
  3. Get a recommendation from a school official (teacher, counselor, or principal)
  4. Return the completed application to your counselor

How do I qualify or am I eligible?

  1. Low income, according to the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
  2. Potential first-generation college student
  3. Enrollment in one of the participating high schools or target area
  4. Demonstrate academic potential and personal motivation to succeed in high school and college
  5. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

TRIO Pre-College

Contact Us

Phone: 209 575-6743
Fax: 209 575-6243 


Morris Memorial Building
RM 112

Summer Hours:

Monday - Thursday

7:30am - 5:30pm