Students at the M.J.C. East Campus

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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

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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.

International students should start by visiting our Information for International Students.

Modesto Junior College

New Placement Policy

Modesto Junior College is excited to share new English and Math placement options for students, and this probably affects you! A new state law (AB 705) was written to help students enter and complete transfer-level English and Math in one year.


What is AB 705?

AB 705 is a law that requires California Community Colleges to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and Math within a one year timeframe. MJC will place students into English and Math courses using one or more of the following:

  • High school coursework
  • High school grades
  • High school grade point average
  • Guided-Self Placement

New Placement Options:

  • Students who have graduated from high school in the last 10 years will receive an English and Math placement automatically upon completion of the online admission application (CCCApply).

  • If you do not have a high school record from the last 10 years, you will take the self-guided placement. Self-Guided Placement is an activity that provides an opportunity to choose the course(s) most suitable for you.

Are you a Continuing or Returning Student?

Current students are also eligible with these new placement methods. If a current and or returning student has already started the English or Math sequence receives a higher placement using the new placement methods, they will be allowed to enroll in the higher level course.

How will I receive my results?

Students will receive their English and Math placement via email and it will be available in PiratesNet.

For quick assistance on East and West Campus, walk-in counseling and support services are available in the MJC Pathways centers. Counseling appointments are also encouraged, and available here.

  • East Campus: Student Services Building, Room 128
  • West Campus: Yosemite Hall, Room 118

We are here to help - please do not hesitate to reach out or come in to talk with us!


Read AB 705 letter to students

Learn more about AB 705 HERE.