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, 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, start working on Step 6- Financial Aid!


Pirates Net and Student Email Guide 

***PiratesNet has been updated to single sign on - Set up your student email to login***
  • Set up and learn how to navigate MJC's student portal, PiratesNet, and activate your student email address.
  • Learn where to view, verify, or complete your Math & English Placement

Math & English Placement


  • You will need to complete Math & English Placement in order to qualify for Priority Registration.
  • All email communications from MJC will go to your student email.
  • It may take up to 24 hours after your application is processed, for access to Piratesnet and student email set up.
  • Student IT Services Desk - for questions or technical assistance.



  • 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?




How to Search for Classes Video

Found An Open Class That Has Already Started?

Once the class has started, you cannot add without an Add Code.

Late Start Courses

Requesting a Course With a Waitlist Guide

Waitlist & Add Code Tips

Registration Guides

Register for Classes

Registration Tips

***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 Chat hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, & Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 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