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Future Students

New Transfer Student From Another College

Service Area Outcomes

Steps to Success

  1. Submit an Application for Admission to Mission College: Apply Online. On-line applications have a 48 hour turn-around time after being received. You will receive 2 e-mails: 1 with a confirmation number and 1 with your student information and registration date. If you do not receive anything after 3 days, please contact the Admissions Office at (408) 855-5000.
  2. Take the Assessment Test: (Assessment tests are in Math, English, Reading and ESL. If you have taken classes in these subject areas, see Step #5.) Go to the Assessment Center (Room E1-101) or check Assessment Center test schedules here.
  3. Apply for financial aid (recommended): If interested, apply at Go to the Financial Aid Office for help with the cost of education (Main Building, Room E1-401).
  4. Register for Orientation (REQUIRED of all new, transfer, returning, & non-exempt students. You are exempt from Assessment and Orientation if you have an AA/AS degree or higher. For more information on exemptions see a Counselor (Room E1-301): Register for Counseling 000A (Orientation to Mission College). Students wanting to fulfill the orientation requirement and improve college study skills may want to enroll in Couns 001, 003, 005, or 023.
  5. Clear Prerequisite Classes: (Prerequisites are classes or skills required before you can enroll in a specific course/class.)
    • Submit official transcripts to the Records Office (Room E1-501) and email a request (use the details from this link) OR
    • Bring official transcripts to the Counseling Office (Room E1-301), together with a printed request (use the details from this link)

If your prerequisites cannot be cleared by one of these methods, you will need to challenge the prerequisite through the appropriate department chair. For more information go to

  1. Schedule a Counseling Appointment For An Educational Plan: Speak with a counselor about course recommendations, major and general education requirements. Register online here at My Mission Portal.

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, DSPS, EOPS, ASC, MESA): Take advantage of the great support services available to you at Mission College.
  • Mission College ASG card: Go to the Campus Center Information Desk and show the receipt for your class fees to get your ASG (Associated Student Government) card.
Service Area Outcomes

Outreach and Recruitment SAO: Surveyed students will indicate that Outreach and Recruitment efforts influenced their decision to register at Mission College.