Getting Started | New Students
Students who identify a career path early in their time at college finish faster and with a sense of direction. Find a career that motivates you!
Create an account and take the Career Assessment (a quick quiz about your interests)
Start your CCCApply application
After successfully submitting your application, check your personal email for follow up information. If you do not receive any emails from MSJC within one business day, please contact Enrollment Services.
Note: High School Students must complete the School Parent Agreement Form and submit the necessary information to Enrollment Services for approval prior to the start of class.
Financial aid refers to a variety resources that are available to help you pay for
college. We suggest you submit a financial aid application and find out what you may
be eligible for!
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, complete the FAFSA at studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
If you are a Dreamer or DACA recipient, complete the DREAM Act application at dream.csac.ca.gov (for undocumented students).
After submitting your FAFSA or CADAA, please allow 3-5 business days for MSJC to receive your information. You will be sent a Financial Aid Acknowledgement notification to your student email address with information on how to check your application status of Self Service. Submit any additional document requests via the Student Support Hub, in a timely manner. Application processing time may take up to 6-8 weeks.
As the Financial Aid Office sends all communications electronically, you are advised to check your student email and Self Service FA Checklist regularly.
See also: Financial Aid Information
MyMSJC Account Activation
You will be sent an Account Activation notification to your personal email address with information on activating your MyMSJC account. After activating your account with a temporary code, you will be required to create a new password and set up account retrieval options including Challenge Questions, and registering a phone and email address which will be referenced in the event that the student needs to reset their password at a later date. Get more details about this process by visiting msjc.edu/MyMSJC
Student Email Account
Your student email account will be created once you have registered for at least one class. Further details will be sent to the personal email address you provided on the application for admission or updated in Self-Service.
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Start your orientation, login with your myMSJC username and password.
The online orientation will take you approximately 30 minutes and includes videos.
The orientation can be taken on your smart phone, laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.
See also: Orientation Information
At the New Student Counseling Session (NSCS), Counseling will help you choose your first year of classes for your PATH (your individual academic plan), identify the math/English courses right for you, learn about resources, and identify your next steps.
Sign up for a New Student Counseling Session
See also: Counseling Information
Your registration date and time is the earliest point in which you may register for classes. Since registration is online, you do not need to come to campus in order to register for classes. Many appointment times are not during business hours.
You will receive an email, sent to your personal email address, with specific information about your registration date and time, once it has been assigned for the current or upcoming semester.
Registration is completed via Self-Service.
Learn how to register for classes using Self-Service.
For more information or answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Enrollment Services FAQ page.
Fees may be paid online using a credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover) by logging into Self-Service. To access contact information for the MSJC cashier, please visit the Student Support Hub.
One week prior to the start of the term, registered students will receive a text message sent to their cell phone number with directions to upload the Token Transit app to ride the RTA buses. Students should verify or update their cell phone number by logging into their Self-Service account and clicking on the Profile tab.