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Application Process FAQ's

Q: How do I apply to MJC/Columbia College?
A: MJC students: go to and click on "Apply for Admission". Columbia College students: go to and click on "Admissions" and then "Apply Now". 

Q: What is my application user name and password?
A: If you are a first-time student, you can create a user name and password for your student application.

Q: How do I retrieve my MJC/Columbia College Aplication User ID?
A: Use the "Retrieve User Name" link, on the application login page. 

Q: Do I need to reapply every semester?
A: If you have not attended MJC or Columbia College for the past eighteen months, you have to reapply. You can use the same user name and password to start the application process. If you do not remember your username and password, you can use the links on the application login page to retrieve them.

Q: How long does it take for the Student Application to be processed?
A: The application process takes between five to ten working days. If you have not received an e-mail from MJC or Columbia College, you can contact the Admissions Office. MJC: (209) 575-6013. Columbia College: (209) 588-5250.
Note: the application process can take up to three to four weeks, depending on how busy the Admissions Office is.

Q: I submitted an application to the college the day the semester started. How do I go about adding classes?
A: Usually, it takes up to two weeks for your application to be processed. However, if you are able to obtain an add card from the instructor, you can take the add card to the Admissions Office. Your Application will then be processed, and your class will be added to your schedule simultaneously.