STEP 3 : ORIENTATION & COUNSELING
Contact the Counseling Office about scheduled orientations
Group or Online Orientation
• Eases your transition to Mendocino College.
• Provides you with information on college programs, services, policies and procedures.
• Provides priority registration ahead of other new students.
• Reviews academic and career goals, majors, and transfer requirements.
• Reviews placement scores and school transcripts to help ensure enrollment in appropriate classes.
• Develops a schedule of classes and an Education Plan.
• Checks with Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) or Extended Opportunity Program (EOPS) for eligibility.
Ukiah: 468-3048; Lake: 263-4944; Willits: 459-6224
STEP 4: TAKE THE PLACEMENT TEST
Make an appointment to take the English and math placement tests by calling the Learning Center to schedule an appointment: Learning Centers: Ukiah 468-3046; Lake 263-4944; Willits 459-6224
Placement results help you and your counselor determine which classes will be most appropriate.
Placement tests should be completed prior to counseling appointments and registration.
EXEMPTION: You may be exempt from taking a placement test if you have placement scores from another college or have completed an English or Math course at another college. You may also be exempt based on STAR test results, AP exam scores, or recent completion of high school Algebra II or higher math. See the Mendocino College catalog for details.
You may be exempt from this requirement for math if you have already taken an Algebra course or above in college, or for English if you have taken a college level Reading and Composition course in college, OR you have already received an A.A. degree or higher. If you want an exemption for any of these reasons, you will need to submit proof of your work (transcript) and a Prerequisite Course Equivalency Form to the Admissions & Records Department in Ukiah or the college Centers before you enroll. The form is available the Admissions Office in Ukiah or the college Centers.
If you believe you can succeed in a class even though you have not met the course prerequisite or the grounds for exemption, you may submit a Prerequisite Challenge Form, which is available from the Admissions Office in Ukiah or at the college Centers.
STEP 5: REGISTRATION
Click here to find your registration dates
Choose WebAdvisor off the homepage www.mendocino.edu.
or In-Person Registration
Complete the registration card with the course information and bring it to the Admissions & Records Office in Ukiah or the Lake or Willits Centers.
STEP 6: PAYMENT OF FEES
Click here to find out what your registration fees are
Before you register check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if you are eligible for a fee waiver or other aid.
Be prepared to pay fees at the time of registration using a debit or credit card.
Be prepared to pay fees at this time of registration using cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, or debit card at the Admissions and Records office in Ukiah or the Lake or Willits Centers.
Financial Aid: 468-3110
STEP 7: BUY BOOKS & SUPPLIES
Buy your books before classes begin. Use your registration receipt to determine which textbooks you will need.
Books may be purchased at the Ukiah Campus bookstore or at the Lake or Willits Centers.
Ukiah: 468-3058; Lake: 263-4944; Willits: 459-6224