Priority Registration

Students who have completed the Core Steps (orientation, math & English placement, and developed an education plan) and maintained good academic standing will be granted higher priority for registration.

The Enrollment Services office notifies students of their registration dates and times by email. Registration appointments can also be found on PiratesNet. 

Deadline to complete Core Steps for priority registration:
Spring 2021 October 12, 2020
Summer 2021 March 8, 2021
Fall 2021 May 3, 2021
Spring 2022 October 11, 2021

Priority Groups

Level 1: Military/Veterans, Foster Youth (and former foster youth), and students in the following programs: Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOP&S), Accessibility Support Center (formerly known as Disabled Student Programs and Services/DSPS), and CalWorks. 

Level 2: College Designated Programs

Level 3: Continuing, Returning, & New Students who completed all three Core Steps by deadline. 

Level 4: Continuing, Returning, & New Students who did not complete all three Core Steps by deadline

Level 5: High school/Dual Enrollment Students

Open Registration: All other students

Please note: Within each level, registration appointments are assigned based on unit completion.


Spring 2021

Summer 2021 

Fall 2021 

  • Level 1: Military/Veterans; Foster Youth; Homeless Youth; CalWORKs; DSPS; EOPS
  • Level 2: Groups determined by College
  • Level 3: Continuing & New Students – Matriculated
  • Level 4: Continuing & New Students – NOT Matriculated
  • Level 5: High School/Dual Enrollment Students
October 26 - November 20, 2020 March 22 - April 16, 2021 May 17 - June 11, 2021

Open Registration

  • All other students
November 23 - January 10, 2021 April 19 - May 2, 2021 June 14 - August 22, 2021

Open Registration: All students who do not meet the criteria for levels 1-4, who completed requirements after the college established deadline or have applied after registration dates and times have been issued.

Loss of Priority Registration

New & continuing students may lose registration priority if they: 1) earn more than 100 degree applicable units at MJC, or 2) are on academic probation for 2 or more terms. If a student loses priority registration they may appeal to have priority registration reinstated.

  • Complete the Appeal for Loss of Priority Registration and submit it to Enrollment Services.
  • Provide a written statement as to why registration priority should be reinstated. 
  • Provide documentation as to the extenuating circumstance or significant academic improvement.
  • Submitted appeals will be reviewed and a decision will be send to MJC student email. 

Foster youth and former foster youth who are 24 years or less are exempt from losing registration priority based on 100 units or more or for failing to meet minimum academic standards.

Appeal for Loss of Priority Registration Deadline Dates


Appeal Period Begins

Deadline to Submit Appeal

Spring 2021
October 1, 2020 November 6, 2020
Summer 2021
March 1, 2021 April 2, 2021
Fall 2021
May 1, 2021 May 28, 2021
Spring 2022
October 1, 2021 November 5, 2021