*** Services are available by appointment only.
All counseling appointments are remote via Zoom or by phone. ***
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On behalf of the staff of Disability Services & Programs for Students (DSPS), we are pleased to have this opportunity to Welcome you to Modesto Junior College (MJC). It is our sincere hope that all of your goals are realized during your attendance here. MJC is dedicated to servicing the community, and we provide an innovative college experience for students. Modesto Junior College is known for popular academic programs, noteworthy college activities, athletics, and for special facilities that cater to top academic programs.
MJC is committed to transforming lives through programs and services informed by the latest scholarship of teaching and learning. The DSPS dedicated staff and faculty provide several accommodations and services, including test-taking facilitation, specialized counseling, interpreter services, scribes, and alternate media services. Several resources on the DSPS website is designed with you in mind, and we invite you to explore the amenities we have for you.
The DSPS team has an efficient and friendly office staff that can answer your questions
and provide you with the help you need. The Office serves both prospective and current
students who have documented disabilities and request services.
The DSPS front office staff assists students with the application process by phone and in person. They schedule appointments for advising, assist with student concerns, answer questions regarding DSPS programs and services offered, testing accommodations, priority registration, and more.
DSPS also has staff that are testing administrators for course related quizzes and exams given to qualifying students. Testing accommodations can include extra time, reading and writing assistance, and enlarged print. Tests must be arranged four days in advance, and tests requested for a different day or time are only with instructor approval. The Testing Center on the East Campus is located in Journalism Building, Room 155, and on West Campus Yosemite Hall, Room 115A.
To be considered for DSPS, please complete and submit the application packet including the verification of disability to the East Campus DSPS office in Student Services Building 112.
- Download Steps to Become a DSPS Student in Pdf
OR Download Steps to Become a DSPS Student in Word
- Download DSPS Application Packet in Pdf (fillable form)
After completing the application email the form as an attachment to: email@example.com
OR Download DSPS Application Packet in Word
OR Complete DSPS Application Packet in Etrieve Forms (log in with your MJC student email address and password)
AND Complete California Voter's Registration Statement in Etrieve Forms
- ONLY download Verification of Disability form (fillable form, already included in packet)
- Download Student Information Release Authorization in Pdf (fillable form)
After completing the release of information email the form as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
DUE TO LEARNING DISABILITY TESTING BEING CONDUCTED IN OUR OFFICE,
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN WITH YOU FOR A COUNSELING APPOINTMENT
Late Arrival Notice
To allow for sufficient time in the counseling appointments, it will be considered
a NO SHOW after a:
• 5-minute late arrival to a 30-minute appointment
• 10-minute late arrival to a 1-hour appointment
• 10-minute late arrival to a learning disability testing appointment
After a student is a NO SHOW, it is the counselor's discretion to take the next student
that is waiting,
complete paperwork, or leave the office to conduct business.
DSPS is dedicated to providing students with disabilities access to postsecondary
education through supportive services and/or instruction. If you have any questions
regarding the complaint procedures or a complaint that has been submitted, please
contact the DSPS Coordinator, Jacquelyn Forte:
You may also contact the Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Campus Coordinator,
Yosemite Community College District Board Policy and Administrative Procedures No.
3435 (Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations)
Link to document
Unlawful Discrimination Complaint Form
Link to document
Modesto Junior College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For inquiries concerning Title IX, visit the YCCD District Title IX Website.
Students with disabilities have the right to voter registration opportunities. For
more information, please ask one of the Disability Services personnel, or visit the
Voter’s Registration link at https://registertovote.ca.gov/.
Who needs to make an appointment?
- Students making requests for the semester
- Students learning a specific software program (must be approved by a DSPS counselor)
- Students needing more help with software
Who does NOT need to make an appointment?
(Please note that you may have to wait if there is another student being helped)
- Students submitting a form for loaned equipment (must be approved by a DSPS counselor)
- Students picking up and dropping off loaned equipment
- Students dropping off a receipt
- Student updating a request form
- Students dropping off materials to be converted into an accessible format
Essential Services for Students
Get Tested for COVID-19 Now. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and Free testing availability, visit the end of the County’s webpage on Coronavirus. Also, CVS Drugstores are offering FREE testing. Please visit their webpage to find a location near you: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
Need Assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services? Please visit: http://211.org/ or call dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.
Suffering from Anxiety or feeling Overwhelmed? Mental health services are free to MJC students. Schedule an appointment with an MJC provider by calling: 209-575-6281 from 7:30am to 12:00pm or 209-575-6038 from 12:30pm to 5pm. Students can also receive 24/7 support by clicking on this link.
For resources at MJC during remote instruction please visit our Help with Online Classes page.
Apply for CARE Program
Modesto Junior College will be using an online application process. All eligible students
will receive an email requesting they complete the online application via the Student
Financial Services Electronic Data Submission (EDS) portal.
See details at https://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/finaid/caresact.php
Financial Aid Office phone number (209)575-7700
Let’s Talk Café
DSPS cares about you and your success. We are here to support you.
We hope you will be able to meet with us via Zoom. The purpose of our meeting is to just talk. How are you doing? How are you adapting to remote learning? What recommendations do you have? These are just a few suggestions.
Check your student email for an invitation and link to Zoom meeting held twice a month.
Town Hall Meeting
Check your student email to an invitation to monthly MJC student services Zoom meeting.
Checking out MJC laptops
You may be able to check out a laptop depending on availability from the East Campus Library and Learning Center (209)575-6228.
Returning DSPS Equipment
Students may return equipment to the East Campus Safety Office in Journalism 150, Monday through Friday 7:30 AM – 5:PM. To request an extension to keep the equipment for the next semester email email@example.com
Regarding equipment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing contact firstname.lastname@example.org