February 26, 2014

Modesto Junior College holding Saturday classes for incoming students

Modesto Junior College will host New Student Saturdays on March 8 and April 12, offering services necessary to gain a priority registration appointment for fall classes.

Modesto Junior College will host New Student Saturdays on March 8 and April 12. Sessions will begin at 8 and 10:30 a.m. in the main auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on the east campus, 435 College Ave. No preregistration is required, and attendance and campus parking are free.

Each Saturday event will include morning and afternoon sessions, offering 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. Students will receive priority registration appointments for fall 2014 in late April. Registration for MJC’s fall classes begins May 5.

There will also be sessions showing new students how to use the online 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.

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

MJC also is visiting area high schools to help seniors to begin the process of enrolling and gaining a priority registration appointment. Students who already have 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 on New Student Saturdays or enrolling at MJC, call (209) 575-6789.

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