Step 4: Educational Planning (CORE STEP)

Counseling is an important part of the successful educational process and it is essential to getting a smart start at Modesto Junior College. Following the orientation and math and English placement, students will have an opportunity to meet with a counselor to put together an abbreviated Educational Plan for the upcoming term.

Online Counseling Services

Counselors are available via online for walk-in, and appointments for personal, academic and career advising. 

General Counseling Online Walk-in Schedule:

  • Monday - Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

棋牌神手官网*Walk-In counseling (first time users will need to set up their ConexED-Cranium account). 

If you are ready to meet with a counselor right now,. 

*If you are not able to meet with a counselor during Walk-In hours, visit the counseling page棋牌神手官网 for more information on scheduling an appointment.

Your counselor may use ConexED (Cranium Café) when they meet with you online.

  • Scheduled appointments (check your student email for your appointment, and link to join the meeting).
  • New or Returning Students not recently enrolled at MJC, use the GUEST LOGIN
  • Allow 10-15 minutes prior to appointment time for logging into your email and appointment
  • Click  If you need help setting up your student email.
  • Check out this video guide on 


All MJC students whose educational goals include: an Associate degree, a vocational certificate, completing requirements for university transfer, learning job skills, or improving basic skills are highly recommended to meet with a counselor/advisor before they register.

Counselors recommend that during a student's first semester they enroll in a college Guidance class that offers students an opportunity to develop a comprehensive Student Educational Plan. This plan details the classes required and support services recommended for students to complete their educational goal. 

Steps to Success 

As a new or returning student, you have a number of steps that you will need to take. Use the Steps to Success as a guide棋牌神手官网 to ensure that you do not miss any important steps along the way.

If you have questions or need help with:

  • Application
  • Orientation
  • Math and English placement
  • Registration 

Visit the Pathways Center page for resources or to connect with a Student Success Specialist