Student Services at MSJC
Mt. San Jacinto College provides a variety of services to ensure student success. Please use the helpful links below to view information about many of the services you can take advantage of while enrolled at MSJC.
The Counseling Department is your key for success, providing you with academic, career, transfer, personal and crisis counseling. Every student should meet with a counselor before enrolling. Meeting with a counselor gives you the opportunity to not only get your questions answered, but develop an educational plan that meets your specific needs and goals.
The Accommodation Service Center (formerly Disabled Students Programs & Services) assists students with disabilities in gaining maximum access to college curriculum and programs. If you have a disability, you may be referred to the ASC by a counselor, community agency, parent, high school, an instructor or through self-referral. The ASC ensures you receive appropriate and reasonable accommodations and support services, provided you submit an application, have your disability verified and participate in an intake interview.
High school students have the opportunity to enroll at MSJC through the Dual Enrollment Program, which allows you to earn both high school and college credits at the same time and better prepares you for the rigors of college level studies. Once enrolled in the program, you are eligible to take Dual Enrollment courses in Career Technical Education or as an alternative to Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes.
In addition to general information about MSJC, the Enrollment Services Office initiates the process of verifying enrollment, receiving credit by examination, ordering transcripts and petitioning to enter a class after it begins. Your student academic records, list of courses taken, number of units attempted and earned, grades, grade points, graduation date and other data is also maintained in this office.
Established as a result of Assembly Bill 164 passed by the California Legislature in 1969, MSJC’s Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) works to increase and retain the enrollment of educationally disadvantaged and low-income students. At this office, you will receive individualized attention and support to improve your chances for success in school.
Not all students can afford to pay for college, and your ability to pay should not hinder you from achieving your goals. If you’re in need of financial assistance, the Financial Aid office can provide you with the grant, state, and federal programs available to help students with limited financial resources.
Your first year of college sets the stage for the remainder of your academic career. MSJC’s First Year Experience (FYE) program enhances the first two semesters of your college experience. You will receive support, successfully complete basic skills coursework, and take transferable college level courses that will contribute to the units you need to obtain your degree.
The Honors Enrichment Program fosters close interactions between you and your professors, challenging courses, an interdisciplinary seminar, and guidance from counselors and faculty advisors on which course of studies are the most suitable for transferring and achieving your professional objectives.
MSJC’s Puente Project provides an academic, counseling, and leadership program that begins every fall and runs through the spring semester. The program is offered to all MSJC students and will prepare you for the university environment through visits to university and college campuses and a multicultural curriculum emphasizing Mexcan-American/Latino experiences and literature.
The Student Health Center is available to assist you in maintaining your physical and mental well-being. The Center provides health services, including consultations, wellness education, mental health counseling and referrals are available to all MSJC students that pay the Student Health Center Fee.
The Veterans Resource Centers support the transition and success of our military students by providing services that enhance their academic, career and personal development. The VRC can assist you with navigating the various government educational programs and benefits available to veterans and eligible dependents of deceased or disabled veterans. Visit the on-campus VA representative at the San Jacinto or Menifee Valley campus for more information.
The International Students Program (ISP) provides admissions assistance to prospective MSJC students globally. ISP supports you in document preparation and issuance of I-20’s, arrival procedures, international document verification, immigration regulations and Embassy preparation assistance. ISP provides positive educational opportunities for international students from around the world, promotes and improves the global community, and provides assistance to students aspiring to enrich their quality of life through an education abroad.
The Athletic Department at MSJC supports student-athletes in completing their application for admission, on-line orientation, assessment, counseling, enrollment services, financial aid, EOPS, ASC, ASB, career and transfer, CCCAA rules and eligibility, and NCAA rules and regulations. Additionally, the department is expanding its Student Athlete Support Program, including its Athletic Counseling services, Student Athlete Summer Bridge Workshops, The Student Athlete Scholars Program, CLASS learning community, College Bound Student Athlete Outreach events, and Yearly Athletic Forum.
MSJC is committed to helping food insecure students by offering “pop up pantries” - or food distributions - twice a month, and can connect you to finding long-term solutions to food insecurity.
The Career Center promotes the career development of all Mt. San Jacinto College students. The Career Center provides information, resources, services, activities and events to the students, staff, faculty, and administrators of the college interested in personal and career development, educational achievement and lifelong learning, and career management.
The Transfer Center provides strong and comprehensive services for students to achieve their educational life goals. The Transfer Center team provides articulation information and quality professional services that are responsive to your individual needs for transfer.
The Testing Centers allow students to take make-up exams when scheduled through their instructors and proctors CLEP tests when students want to use CLEP testing to receive credit by exam.
The Student Life and Development Program (SLDP) office supports all student life, co-curricular, and student leadership opportunities at MSJC. The office oversees the Student Government Association (SGA) and all club and organizational functions including staff advisement and mentorship for all club event planning, with an emphasis on student advocacy on and off campus. The office provides assistance and support for the colleges Food For Thought (FFT) program by providing “grab n go” snack bags in both the SJC and MVC offices, as well as staff our “pop up” bi-weekly food pantry. SLDP also partners with a variety of other departments (including faculty and staff) to support our LGBTQ+ students and undocumented students. The SLDP office is committed to providing a safe, joyful, and affirming environment for students seeking to be seen, heard, and validated. Please visit both our MVC and SJC offices to receive more information about how to get connected to student life at MSJC.
The Office of Student Judicial Affairs aims to create a safe learning environment for the MSJC campus community and affirm the values of honesty and integrity that are essential to academic life and personal development. All students are expected to read, understand and abide by MSJC’s Student Code of Conduct. If you believe the Student Code of Conduct has been violated, you can file a report with this office.