Getting Started at MJC

Step by Step Guides and Resources

Follow each section using the step by step guides, get tips, and view resources that will assist you - from applying to MJC, applying for financial aid, registering for classes, and all the way through to zero textbook course options, we are here to guide you!

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 New and Returning Students

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Resources for New and Current Students


Application Guide


  • If it has been over one year since you applied or attended a class, you will need to complete a new application.
  • Contact CCC Apply Help for technical assistance, or for help recovering your account.
  • Check the email you listed on the application for a confirmation that your application was processed, your w# (student ID), and for information regarding setting up your student email.
  • If you do not have a social security number or your ITIN (Taxpayer Identification Number)
    • Select "No, I do not have a social security number or taxpayer identification number, or I decline to provide one at this time." Then follow up with us via the Live Chat for further assistance.
    • For more information, check out the MJC Guide for DACA and Undocumented Students

*While you wait for your application to be processed so that you can continue on to Steps 2 - 5, start working on Step 6 - Financial Aid!


Pirates Net and Student Email

***PiratesNet has been updated to single sign on - Set up your student email to login***
  • Check the personal email you listed on your MJC application for steps on how to create your password. Then login to your student email.
  • Navigate MJC's student portal & PiratesNet
    • View and verify your Math & English Placement under "Test Summary"


Math & English Placement

  • If you are still learning English, visit the Testing Center to take the ESL assessment test, which will place you in an ESL class that matches your skill level. 

English Language Learner Course & Program Recommendation



  • Learn about MJC resources, services, rules, regulations, and how to register for classes.



Meet With a Counselor

  • Request via the Live Chat or visit the counseling webpage for more information regarding services.
  • Counselors are able to assist you with academic, personal, crisis, and career counseling. 

Starfish - Degree Planning

Have Previous College Coursework?





Class Search and Registration Video

New Registration

Register for Classes

See Registration Guides Below for Assistance

Registration Guides


PiratesNet Registration Guides Prior to 3/22/2021

  • If you selected courses prior to 3/22/2021, and you have already added your course sections in PiratesNet, use these Registration Guides, and Tips as a resource. 

***Visit the Enrollment Services webpage for Important Dates regarding Registration***


 Financial Aid



Steps to Success Checklist


Know Your Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • Student Rights and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, class attendance, right to petition for specific consideration, Academic Freedom and acceptable standards of student conduct and behavior.


Prepare for Success

*View Additional Resources under Step 10

Free Campus Wi-Fi

  • Take advantage of Free Wi-Fi at MJC! (No Parking Permit Required)
  • Campus Wi-Fi Username & Password
  • Park In Student Spaces Only
    • Campus safety will enforce parking restrictions in staff spaces, handicapped spaces, crosswalks, or unmarked areas.
  • If you do not have a vehicle, you may sit under a shaded area.
    • Masks are required, and social distancing rules will be enforced.
  • Please complete the COVID-19 self-assessment before coming to campus.


Connect With Us Via Live Chat

  • Fall & Spring Chat hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:45 pm, & Friday, 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Summer Chat hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
Email the Student Success Specialist Team
Need Additional Help?

Prepare for Success

Frequently Used Links

Video Resources

Resources & Services

Special Programs & Services


Student Success & Equity

About MJC

Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Other Frequently Asked Questions