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

Resources for Building Your TRIO SSS Portfolio

In your TRIO SSS portfolio you should include all the potential documents that showcase your hard work! Here is a list of documents for you to include, this will depends on your major and experiences:

        • Resume
        • Cover Letter
        • Personal Statement (If transferring to CSU) or
        • Insight Questions (If transferring to UC)
        • Letter of Recommendation
        • Scholarships received
        • Awards/Diplomas/Certificates
        • Summary of Major school projects/Presentation Materials
        • Publications/Research experience/Sample Reports
        • Answer to Sample Interview Questions

(Note: The minimum requirement to complete your portfolio is the three documents on the top and you have to complete this by your last semester in MJC)

Resume Resources

For additional resume resources check the Job Seeker Resources at MJC Career Development and Transfer Center.

Cover Letter/Letter of Interest

A cover letter or letter of interest is an opportunity to tell the employer a little more of about you, express your interest about the organization, and tell them why you are the best candidate for the job.

Personal Insight Questions

The UC admission application will have a section in the application where you need to answer you Personal Insight Question. The questions are about getting to know you!

Watch the video to learn about how to answer the UC's Personal Insight Questions!

  • This Personal Insight Questions Guide will give you tips about the guidelines and questions that you will face, so you can start brainstorming. 
    • Check the University of California website for additional tips in how to answer the Personal insight questions.

      Example: Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?

      Things to consider: A challenge could be personal, or something you have faced in your community or school. Why was the challenge significant to you? This is a good opportunity to talk about any obstacles you’ve faced and what you’ve learned from the experience. Did you have support from someone else or did you handle it alone? If you’re currently working your way through a challenge, what are you doing now, and does that affect different aspects of your life? For example, ask yourself, “How has my life changed at home, at my school, with my friends, or with my family?”

    • Need Writing Tips? Click here.

Personal Statement

The personal statement is your opportunity to stand out!
    • Tell a story:  Use a story to illustrate the point that you really want to express.  Stories are easier to remember than straight facts and this will make the committee members remember you.
    • Give supporting details: If you mention in your personal statement that you will be a great doctor because you are hard working, then you’ll have to provide proof!
As with writing any essay remember these tips:

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