Mission College Future Students - New Students

Steps to Enrollment

  1. Application: Apply Online 
    • Online: When your completed application is submitted, you will be sent an email within 48 hours informing you of your student ID number, PIN number and registration date.
      In Person Exceptions : High school students or students on a temporary resident visas must apply in person to the Admissions & Records office located in E1-501 of the Main Building.
  2. Assessment: Mission College students planning to work towards a degree or certificate, or to transfer to a 4-year university, are required to take assessment tests for English, Reading and Math. Students interested in enrolling in English-as-a Second Language (ESL) courses must take the ESL assessment test. Tests are available on a drop in basis at the Assessment Center. An assessment waiver may be obtained by providing the Counseling Office with proof of a grade of "C" or better in appropriate college courses, or test results from another college that clearly identifies eligibility.
  3. Orientation: Orientation is required for all new first-time college students planning to work towards a degree or certificate at Mission College, or to transfer to a 4-year college. Register for orientation by enrolling in Counseling A(0.5 unit class) through My Mission Portal.
    Orientation Options: We offer orientations in Spanish and Vietnamese on a limited basis (check My Mission Portal or contact Counseling for details, 408-855-5030).
  4. Counseling Drop-In: Speak with a counselor about course recommendations, major and general education requirements.
    • Prerequisites: If a class you wish to take has a prerequisite that you completed at another college or in high school, bring an unofficial transcript to the Counseling office to have your prerequisite cleared.
    • note: Complete Steps 3 and 4 by completing Counseling A
  5. Registration: Students may register and pay for classes online thru My Mission Portal (have your College ID# and your password ready.)
    • Adding Classes after start date: If classes have started already, please contact the Instructor and request an "Add Code" and add the class online thru My Mission Portal.
  6. Attend Class: You must attend classes (or contact your instructor to make alternative arrangements) during the first two weeks of the semester or you may be dropped from your classes. It is your responsibility to drop classes, if you are not going to attend.
  7. Counseling Appointment (during your first semester): Make an appointment with a counselor to create an Education Plan that outlines the courses needed to reach your educational goals for graduation (certificate or associate degree programs) or transfer.

Optional, but recommended Steps

  • Financial Aid: Get help paying for school by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver.
  • Bookstore: Purchase your books online or in person at the Bookstore located in the Campus Center
  • Parking Permit: Obtain your parking permit at the Admissions & Records office or online here.
  • Student Support (ACCESS, DISC, EOPS, LATC, MAPS, MESA): Take advantage of the great support services available to you at Mission College.
  • Mission College ASB card: Go to the Campus Center Information Desk and show the receipt for your class fees to get your ASB (Associated Student Body) card.

Still need help?  Visit the Welcome Center for assistance.