Who is eligible to enroll at MSJC?

Admissions to MSJC is open to those who meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Eighteen years of age or older and can benefit from instruction offered by the college
  • A high school graduate
  • Have a G.E.D. (General Education Development) Certificate
  • Have a California High School Proficiency Certificate
  • Eligible high school students who have satisfied specific admissions requirements
International Students with an F-1 Visa or who intend to obtain an F-1 student visa must submit a paper application through the International Students office. You must download the packet, complete all forms, gather all supporting documents, and mail them to the college.  Please see the International Students tab in the red column of the left for more information.
B-1 or B-2 Visa holders are not permitted to attend MSJC.

Admissions Requirements

Residents of California who have graduated from high school, passed the California High School Proficiency Examination, or are 18 or older and can profit from instruction may attend Mt. San Jacinto College. Out-of-state residents and citizens of other countries here on student visas may also attend Mt. San Jacinto College, subject to regulations that can be obtained from the Enrollment Services Office. These students will be required to pay non-resident tuition fees.


New and returning students must complete an application for admission, which will provide the college with demographic information about students. Federal or state law, or college policy requires this information. Other information will assist the college in determining whether the student needs to be referred to orientation or placement programs. It is highly recommended that students provide the college with official transcripts from high school and previous college work at the time of admission.

Policy on Open Enrollment

Unless specifically exempted by statute, every course, course section or class which is to be reported for state apportionment, is open for enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college and who meets the prerequisite of such course as defined in Title 5, section 58106 of the California Administrative Code.

Summer Session (if offered)

During the Summer a full course of study is compressed into six weeks to eight weeks therefore the college has established a maximum units a student can carry during the Summer session and is subject to change.

Off-Campus Centers

Courses are offered at a variety of high school campuses and other off-campus sites. Check the current schedule of classes for information about course offerings and locations.

FasTrac, Late Start, Off-cycle Offerings

The college provides a wide variety of specially scheduled courses such as FasTrac, Late Start, and courses that are not contained within one of the regular academic terms. All credit courses offered, regardless of scheduling option, meet the requirements and standards established by the college, and result in the award of full college credit.