Welcome to Mendocino College, New Students!

We are delighted to welcome you to our vibrant community here at Mendocino College. As you embark on your academic journey, we are committed to providing you with the support and resources you need to succeed. To help you get started, here are the next steps to guide you through the process:

1. Apply to Mendocino College through CCCApply:

The first step towards becoming a Mendocino College student is to submit your application through the California Community College website: CCCApply. This is the statewide online application system. This streamlined process ensures that your application is efficiently processed, and you receive timely updates regarding your admission status. Once you have submitted your application, you can return to this page to complete the next step.

2. Apply for Financial Aid:

Financing your education is a critical aspect of your college experience. We encourage all students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). This can qualify you for a variety of financial aid options, including tuition waivers, grants, and scholarships. Our knowledgeable financial aid office is here to guide you through the application process and help you secure the financial resources you need to pursue your academic goals. Don't hesitate to reach out to them for personalized assistance.

3. Complete an Online Orientation

Orientation will ease your transition to Mendocino College and provide you with information on college programs, services, policies, and procedures.   We offer three formats to give you the greatest flexibility to meet your needs.

4. Math and English Placement:

Students can now place into math and English courses using high school records and our new placement tool instead of taking placement tests. 

5. See a Counselor for Your Educational Plan:

Our dedicated counseling team is here to support you in planning your academic journey. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss your goals, interests, and educational pathway. They will guide you in selecting the right courses, ensuring you make progress towards your desired degree or transfer plan. Whether you need assistance with course selection, educational planning, or career exploration, our counselors are ready to help.

6. Register and Pay for Classes through MyMendo:

Once you have your educational plan in place, it's time to register for classes. Our user-friendly online platform, MyMendo, allows you to browse through available courses, build your class schedule, and complete the registration process. Be sure to pay for your classes promptly to secure your seat in each course and finalize your enrollment.

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Ask Questions and Seek Support:

We understand that starting college can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. Please remember that you are not alone in this journey. If you have any questions or need assistance at any step along the way, our counseling, financial aid, and admissions & records departments are here to help. Reach out to them with any concerns or inquiries you may have, and they will be happy to provide guidance and support. Contact information for each department can be found below.


At Mendocino College, we believe in your potential and are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Your education is a transformative opportunity, and we are thrilled to be a part of your academic journey. Embrace this exciting chapter of your life, make new connections, and take advantage of the resources available to you.

We extend our warmest welcome and look forward to supporting your success at Mendocino College!