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New Student Counseling Sessions

The New Student Counseling Session is a:
  •  New student’s first interaction with an MSJC Counselor.
  • This session is for first-time college students.  During the session student will develop their educational plan that will help them understand the courses needed to achieve their educational goal.
You are not considered a "new student" if you have attended any other college(s).  Please see the front desk in the Counseling office to make an appointment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I schedule an appointment with a counselor as a new student?
 
New students (first-time or first-year) are referred to a New Student Counseling Session to meet with a counselor where they will review what is needed to start the first semester at MSJC and develop their educational plan.
 
How long are the seminars?
Seminars are 2 hours long on the day and time you selected based on your educational goal.
What is an educational goal?
An educational goal is what you are trying to accomplish academically while you are attending MSJC. 
  • Complete a Certificate or Employment Concentration  Certificate 
  • Earn an Associate Degree
  • Transfer to a University to earn a Bachelor's Degree without completing an Associate Degree
  • Transfer to a University to earn a Bachelor's Degree and earn an Associate Degree 
Do I need to complete an Associate degree before I transfer to a University? 
No, an Associate Degree is not required to transfer to a University. 
What is an educational plan?
An Educational Plan involves selecting all the classes that are needed to meet each requirement of your education goal and includes planning your course selections for upcoming terms.
 
                       Register for a session by clicking on the
"Click here to register" link below for the appropriate seminar
Menifee Valley Campus
Associates Degree Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn your Associates Degree and NOT transferring for a Bachelor's degree. You would also select this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn a certificate or employment concentration.
Transfer Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to complete your requirements to transfer to earn your Bachelor’s degree.  You will also select this session if you want an Associate’s degree then transfer to earn your Bachelor’s degree.
Nursing Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn our Nursing Degree or Transfer into a BSN program.
STEM Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn a degree or work on your transfer requirements for a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) major. For more information on STEM www.msjc.edu/stem
 
San Jacinto Campus
Associates Degree Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn your Associates Degree and NOT transferring for a Bachelor's degree. You would also select this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn a certificate or employment concentration.
Transfer Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to complete your requirements to transfer to earn your Bachelor’s degree.  You will also select this session if you want an Associate’s degree then transfer to earn your Bachelor’s degree.
STEM Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn a degree or work on your transfer requirements for a Science Technology Engineering or Math (STEM) major. For more information on STEM www.msjc.edu/stem
 
Temecula Educational Complex
Associates Degree Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn your Associates Degree and NOT transferring for a Bachelor's degree. You would also select this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn a certificate or employment concentration.
Transfer Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to complete your requirements to transfer to earn your Bachelor’s degree.  You will also select this session if you want an Associate’s degree then transfer to earn your Bachelor’s degree.
STEM Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn a degree or work on your transfer requirements for a Science Technology Engineering or Math (STEM) major. For more information on STEM www.msjc.edu/stem
 
Nursing Session
You would attend this session if you are coming to MSJC to earn our Nursing Degree or Transfer into a BSN program.