MJC Hosts Sec­ond New Stu­dent Day

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Modesto Ju­nior Col­lege will host the sec­ond New Stu­dent Day event for the year on Satur­day, May 21 at 8 a.m. on East Cam­pus, 435 Col­lege Ave., Modesto. Stu­dents will meet in the Au­di­to­rium of the Per­form­ing and Me­dia Arts Cen­ter. At­ten­dance and cam­pus park­ing are free.

New Stu­dent Day as­sists stu­dents who are just be­gin­ning the process of en­rolling at MJC through ap­pli­ca­tion, ori­en­ta­tion, as­sess­ment and ad­vis­ing work­shops. Ad­di­tional ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude hands-on as­sis­tance with the financial aid ap­pli­ca­tion, or fol­low-up steps, a par­ent in­for­ma­tion sem­i­nar and an op­por­tu­nity to visit with MJC Fac­ulty and learn of the many aca­demic pro­grams of­fered.

Coun­selors and stu­dent suc­cess spe­cial­ists from MJC have been very ac­tive at high schools through­out the area as­sist­ing se­niors with the process of com­plet­ing the re­quired steps to en­roll at the col­lege. This proac­tive ef­fort al­lows them to qual­ify for a pri­or­ity regis­tra­tion ap­point­ment and the abil­ity to re­ceive on-site as­sis­tance with regis­tra­tion on New Stu­dent Day. These stu­dents will be given the op­por­tu­nity to en­roll in First Time in Col­lege course (COLSK 100) which has been re­designed to pro­vide a holis­tic ap­proach to sup­port­ing the stu­dent’s tran­si­tion into col­lege. The course is trans­ferrable and meets an MJC gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion de­gree re­quire­ment.

Those new stu­dents not pre­vi­ously served at the high schools are en­cour­aged to be­gin the en­roll­ment process by sub­mit­ting an on­line ap­pli­ca­tion prior to at­tend­ing New Stu­dent Day. Ap- pli­ca­tions can be found on MJC’s web­page at www.mjc. edu by click­ing the orange “Ap­ply Now” tab.

“In an ef­fort to im­prove ac­cess and suc­cess, this event is for new stu­dents re­gard­less of where they are in the process of en­rolling at MJC. They will be guided to­wards the spe­cific ac­tiv­i­ties they need to com­plete their re­main­ing en­roll­ment steps and they can do so all in just one visit to the cam­pus,” said Michelle Vi­dau­rri, In­terim Di­rec­tor of Ac­cess Re­ten­tion and Sup­port Ser­vices. “Stu­dents who have al­ready com­pleted the steps to en­roll­ment at their high school lo­ca­tions should at­tend the May 21 event for as­sis­tance with sum­mer or fall 2016 course regis­tra­tion.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on New Stu­dent Day or en­rolling at MJC call (209) 5756789.

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