Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

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

Need help?

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.

Modesto Junior College

GETTING STARTED AT MODESTO JR. COLLEGE

To ensure timely delivery of your VA benefits and registration, follow the steps below in order to prepare for submitting your veteran package to the Veteran Services Office.

TO ENSURE FALL 2017 PRIORITY REGISTRATION, ALL CORE STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED BY APRIL 24, 2017.

 STEP 1: COMPLETE AN MJC ADMISSIONS APPLICATION (CORE STEP)

  • Apply online going to MJC home page at mjc.edu. Click on "Apply Now"  and select apply online. If you have not attended MJC within the last year you will need to reapply. 

STEP 2: ACTIVATE STUDENT EMAIL

  • All correspondence from the Veterans Services Center will be sent via your campus email account. It is your responsibility to check your campus email regularly. Please check weekly.
  • Once you received your MJC campus ID, you will be able to log on to your account and active your student email. http://mjc.edu/general/setupemail.php

STEP 3: COMPLETE A COLLEGE ORIENTATION (CORE STEP)

  • All new and returning students who have not yet earned an Associate Degree or higher, regardless of educational goal, even those who attended an orientation session one or more years ago, must first complete Orientation followed by Testing before meeting with a Counselor. http://mjc.edu/studentservices/enrollment/orientation.php

STEP 4: COMPLETE ASSESSMENT TESTING (CORE STEP)

  • Any students who are new to MJC must take the assessment tests in Math, English/Reading, or English as a second language.
  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities can be arranged for any college service if the request is made at least 10 days prior to the service or activity.  Please contact MJC's Disability Services.
  • To make an appointment for testing, call (209) 575-6853 or online visit http://mjc.edu/studentservices/enrollment/testing/assessment.php
  • NOTE: IF YOU COMPLETED MATH, ENGLISH/READING COURSES AT A PREVIOUS COLLEGE INSTITUTION, REFER TO STEP 6

STEP 5: EDUCATION PLAN (CORE STEP)

  • All MJC students whose educational goals include: An Associate degree, undecided, completing requirements for university transfer, are required to meet with a counselor/advisor before they register.
  • If you are a guest student with a primary campus is other than MJC, you will still need to complete an education plan to ensure future priority registration.
  • Call the Veterans Resource Center to schedule an appointment with the Veterans Counselor. (209) 575-6670.

STEP 6: OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS (CORE STEP)

  • If you attended another college, you must bring ALL official transcripts to MJC enrollment services. It is recommended you bring them in person to ensure their arrival.
  • Once turned in, fill out the following forms:
  • DO NOT OPEN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS!

 STEP 7: APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

  • If you have not done so already, apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) by visiting https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid that you can complete the online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ using MJC school code 001240.
    • For assistance in completing your FAFSA application, contact MJC Financial Aid Office at (209) 575-7700. To check your status, visit your PiratesNet student portal
    • For students who have had a change of income from the required reporting year, please contact or visit the Financial Aid Office for information on how your financial need may be re-evaluated based on the reduction of income.
    • One-on-one FAFSA application assistance is available at the Veterans Resource Center, pending staff availability. Contact the VRC at (209) 575-6670 for drop-in hours

STEP 8: APPLY FOR VETERAN AFFAIRS EDUCATION BENEFITS 

  • To file for education benefits with the VA, veterans, service members, reservists, and spouses/dependents of a "service connected" disabled or deceased veteran may use the eBenefits website and complete the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) at: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/vonapp to file a claim.
  • If you are a veteran and have NEVER used chapter benefits before, fill out the VA FORM 22-1990  https://www.vets.gov/education/apply-for-education-benefits/
  • If you are a veteran and have used your chapter benefits at another institution, select VA FORM 22-1995 CHANGE PROGRAM/PLACE OF TRANING https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/
  • If you are a dependent (spouse/child) and have NEVER used chapter benefits before, select VA FORM 22-5490 https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/vonapp
  • If you are a dependent (spouse/child) and have used your chapter benefits at another institution, select VA FORM 22-5495 DEPENDENT REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF PROGRAM OR PLACE OF TRAINING https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/vonapp
  • IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU PRINT OUT THE CONFIRMATION PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS. THE CONFIRMATION PAGE WILL PROVIDE YOU THE DATE THE APPLICATION WAS SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY, CONFIRMATION NUMBER, AND THE VA PHONE NUMBER. IF YOU DON’T RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE OF ELGIBLITY IN THE MAIL WITHIN 6-8 WEEKS, CALL THE PHONE NUMBER ON THE CONFIRMATION PAGE.
  • After completing the VONAPP you will receive a “Certificate of Eligibility” letter in the mail from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which you must submit to MJC Veterans Services Office as part of a your completed packet

STEP 9: SUBMIT YOUR JOINT SERVICE TRANSCRIPTS

STEP 10: SUBMIT YOUR DD-214: APPLY FOR VETERAN AFFAIRS EDUCATION BENEFITS 

  • Submit your Discharge letter (DD Form 214) to the Veterans Services Office in order to request priority registration, if eligible. Submit the Member-4 or Service-2 copy of your DD Form 214.
  • DD Form 2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility-NOBE for Non-Activated Reservist is acceptable).

STEP 11: REGISTER FOR CLASSES.

  • When you've completed the previous steps, you are well-prepared to register for classes. Retrieve your designated registration date and time using your Student Email. You may register for classes at that time or any time thereafter during registration

STEP 12: SUBMIT VETERAN INFORMATION CARD (VIC)  

  • Once you are enrolled in classes you will need to turn in the Veteran Information Card in order for the Veteran Services Coordinator to certify you for the semester. Failure to turn in the Veteran Information Card will result in delay or inability to receive benefits.  Ensure you fill out the correct Veteran Information Card pertaining to your chapter benefit. It is also important to meet with the Veteran Services Coordinator if you have any questions regarding VA education benefits.
  • The first time using VA education benefits at MJC you will only need to fill out and submit the Statement of Understanding pertaining to your chapter of benefits once. If you are a returning student and never filled out one before you must meet with the Veteran Services Coordinator so he may inform you of the changes of policies.

CONTINUING STUDENTS

  • Register for classes and fill out a VIC card and turn it in the Veteran Services Office.
  • If you are using Chapter 33 Post 9/11, Fry Scholarship, or are a dependent using transferred Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits, you have 10 days from the time you register for classes to turn in a VIC card or else you will be dropped from your classes due to having outstanding balance.

Veterans Services

CONTACT US

Veteran Services Office
(209) 575-6670

 

Location

East Campus
Student Services Building
Room 116

Hours:
Fall-Spring Hours
Mon:8:00am-5:00pm
 
Tues:8:00am-5:00pm
 
Wed:8:00am-5:00pm
 
Thurs:8:00am-5:00pm
 
Fri:8:00am-5:00pm
 
Summer Hours
Mon: 7:30am-5:30pm
 
Tues: 7:30am-5:30pm
 
Wed: 7:30am-5:30pm
 
Thurs: 7:30am-5:30pm
 
Fri: Closed