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02/26/2014 12:00 AM

02/25/2014 3:16 PM

MJC events geared toward high school seniors

Modesto Junior College will host two New Student Saturdays this spring to enroll high school seniors. The events will be held March 8 and April 12, with sessions beginning at 8 and 10:30 a.m. in the main auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on the east campus. No preregistration is required, and attendance and campus parking are free.

Each 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 also will 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 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.

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 and clicking on the “Apply for Admission” button on the right side of the page.

For more information on New Student Saturdays or enrolling at MJC, call (209) 575-6789.

Modesto Police Activities League offers scholarships

Five $500 scholarships to attend Modesto Junior College are available to Class of 2014 students who live in Modesto and attend one of its public or private high schools. The awards are offered by the Modesto City Police Activities League. Although academic excellence is important, it is considered secondary to financial need, student effort, involvement and focus on career goals, according to a PAL news release.

Scholarship applications are available at all high school counseling offices. They should be addressed to: Friends of Modesto Police Youth Activities, P.O. Box 576762, Modesto, CA 95357. Deadline to apply is April 15.

For more information, call Brad Vaughan, (209) 524-3723, or Joan Fischer, (209) 579-2022.

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