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Question:
Can I attend MSJC if I did not graduate from high school?
Answer:
Yes. You can attend MSJC if you meet any one of the following criteria:
  • Have graduated from high school or
  • Have passed the California High School Proficiency Exam or
  • Have passed the GED examination or
  • Did not graduate from high school but are 18 years of age or older or
  • Are an eligible high school student who has satisfied concurrent enrollment admissions requirements or
  •  Are an international student who has satisfied specific international student admissions requirements.
 
Question:
Do I need an appointment to see a counselor?
 
Answer:
Please be aware that our counseling procedures have change.  Walk-in counseling is available on Wednesday ONLY.
Counseling Appointments are scheduled two weeks in advance (this applies to Menifee Valley Campus and San Jacinto Campus only).  Please contact the Counseling Department to schedule an appointment. 
 
Menifee Valley Campus: (951)639-5255
San Jacinto Campus: (951)487-3255
San Gorgonio Pass Service Center: (951)922-1327
Temecula Education Complex: (951)308-1059 ext. 6300
 
Question:
What is a Student Educational Plan (SEP)?
Answer:
Student Education Plan is a plan that lists the classes you will need to complete your educational goal at MSJC
 
Question:
How long will it take me to complete the AS Degree?
Answer:
You will need 60 degree applicable units to receive an associate’s degree including general education requirements. The length of time will depend on your placement in English, Math, and Reading classes as well as how many units you will take each term.
 
Question:
Do I need to send my other college transcripts to MSJC?
Answer:
Students planning to graduate from MSJC, or needing to use courses from another college/university as a prerequisite, must submit all official transcripts to MSJC.
 
Question:
Do I need to send my high school transcripts to MSJC?
Answer:
High school transcripts are needed when:
  • Verifying Graduation-Diploma or GED if you're under the age of 18
  • Applying for Liberal Arts Studies and have taken a foreing language in high school
  • Trying to meet prerequisite or challenge a course, showing previous coursework.
 
Question:
Do I have to declare a major or commit to a degree or certificate program in order to attend MSJC?
Answer:
No. You may take classes to learn a particular skill or for personal enrichment. However, if you are interested in achieving some long-term educational and career goals, extensive academic programs, services and resources are available. The more specific and more
realistic your objectives are, the more helpful the faculty and staff can be in assisting you to meet those objectives.
 
Question:
What is a full-time student?
Answer:
For fall and spring semesters, it is 12 units.  For summer, is 6 units.
 
Question:
How many units must I take each term?
Answer:
You are not required by the college to take a minimum number of units each term. The number of units you take will depend on several factors; such as:
  • The number of hours you are employed each week
  • Your degree/certificate objectives
  • Your own timetable for graduation and/or transfer.

There are also eligibility requirements if you are receiving financial aid, veteran benefits, or other kinds of benefits. Counselors are available to assist you with your educational planning.

 
Question:
How do I add an open class?
Answer:
You may register online at www.my.msjc.edu. If the class is closed or has already started, you must get a late add code from the instructor.
 
Question:
What is the procedure for dropping a class?
Answer:
You are responsible to drop your class(es) on my.msjc.edu, Student Eagle Advisor. Print a copy of the withdrawal for your records. Do not assume that instructors will automatically drop you for non-attendance. Check the schedule for withdrawal dates.