MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will host two “New Student Saturdays” this spring to enroll high school seniors. The events will be held on March 8 and April 12 with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus. No pre-registration is required, and attendance and campus parking are free.
Each Saturday event will have both morning and afternoon sessions and offer high school seniors the opportunity to gain a priority registration appointment for fall classes by completing the steps of application, orientation, assessment and educational advising all in one day.
There will also be sessions during the two Saturdays that will show new students how to use PiratesNet to search the class schedule, set up fall classes and access their student email. Special sessions for parents will provide information and the opportunity for them to ask questions. Financial Aid representatives will be on hand to assist students in filling out the FAFSA form.
Students will receive priority registration appointments for fall 2014 in late April, and registration for MJC’s fall classes begins on May 5. MJC’s New Student Saturdays will assist incoming students in completing all the steps necessary prior to the deadline for the assignment of priority registration appointments.
New statewide regulations require that students be fully matriculated in order to receive priority registration. The mandatory services for students to be considered fully matriculated include application, orientation, assessment (testing for placement in math, reading, and English classes) and advising with completion of an abbreviated, one semester educational plan.
High school seniors are invited to get started on the enrollment process before attending one of the New Student Saturdays by filling out an online application in advance. Online applications are available by visiting www.mjc.edu and clicking on the “Apply for Admission” button on the right side of the webpage.
MJC is also visiting area high schools to assist high school seniors to begin the process of enrolling and gaining a priority registration appointment. Students who have already completed an application, orientation, and assessment before arriving at one of the New Student Saturdays will be able to go directly to the final step, educational advising. “Attending a New Student Saturday is one of the best ways for high school seniors to get their college education off to a great start,” said Lorena Dorn, Dean of Counseling and Student Services at MJC. “Prospective students should take advantage of this opportunity to get ahead and get the classes they need at MJC next fall.”
For more information on New Student Saturdays or enrolling at MJC call (209) 575-6789.