Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

Get Started at MJC

Step 1: Apply Online
Step 2: College Orientation 
Step 3: English & Math Placement
Step 4: Education Plan
Step 5: Apply for Financial Aid
Step 6: Register for Classes

Need help?

Contact the friendly Enrollment Services staff if you have questions about adding or dropping classes, or filing for pass/no pass.

Other questions? Call 209-575-6789.

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

English as a Second Language (ESL) Assessment

CASAS Testing and ESL Accuplacer are free for MJC students
What to Bring

You are required to present one valid (unexpired) photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, state ID, national ID, or military ID).

If you do not bring an acceptable ID as described above, or your identity cannot be verified due to an illegible or damaged ID, you will not be able to test!

Arrival Time Allow additional time for locating the campus and for parking (including purchasing a $2.00 day use permit) if you are not familiar with the test site.
Testing Location

Modesto Junior College
West Campus
Yosemite Hall 

  • No large bags, backpacks, or books permitted in test area
  • No dictionaries or other reference materials permitted in test area
  • No food or drink allowed in testing lab - let us know if you have any medical needs
  • No type of electronic devices (cell phones, thumb drives, etc.) permitted in test area
  • No children or family members allowed in the Testing Center during exam times.

CASAS Testing

CASAS Testing is for noncredit courses in the English for Life and Work (ELW) sequence. These tests are pencil and paper booklet tests. Approximate time: 1 hour (including set-up).

To schedule a test appointment, call the MJC Testing Center at 575-7728 or the English Language Welcome Center at 575-7847 or 575-7773.

Day Appointment Location
Tuesday, August 6th 9:30 am and 5:00 pm Yosemite Hall 118
Wednesday, August 21st  9:30 am and 5:00 pm
Yosemite Hall 118
Tuesday, August 27th 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm Yosemite Hall 117
Wednesday, August 28th 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm Yosemite Hall 117
Thursday, August 29th 9:00 am and 2:00 pm Yosemite Hall 117


ESL Accuplacer Testing

ESL Accuplacer Testing is for credit courses in the English Language Instruction for College (ELIC) sequence. These tests are on a computer. Approximate time: 2-2 ½ hours, however, test is untimed.

To schedule a test appointment, call the MJC Testing Center at 575-7728.

Prepare before taking the assessment, access any of the resources below for preparation:

sample questions   study app  


Day Appointment 
Thursday, August 8th 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Tuesday, August 13th 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20th 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 27th 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 28th 9:00 AM
Thursday, August 29th 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM