Matriculation Guide to Student Registration
Matriculation refers to the services Merced College provides you from
your point of entry through the completion of your program of study. The
State of California mandated matriculation services are the orientation
and tour, admission, assessment, counseling and advisement (including
educational study plan), and follow up and referral. Since the intent of
these services is to increase your opportunity for success in your
academic pursuits, you are strongly encouraged to become a matriculated
student unless you meet the exemption criteria or formally refuse one or
Within the State Matriculation Plan, Merced College
provides an admissions process; an assessment of basic educational
skills and career goals; pre-enrollment counseling/advising and course
selection; an orientation to college programs, services, and procedures;
a suitable curriculum or program of courses; quality instruction; and
continuous follow-up on student progress with referral to support
services when needed.
As part of the Matriculation Plan, students agree to
express a broad educational intent at the time of admission; declare a
specific educational objective within a reasonable period of enrollment;
complete the placement test or other assessments; confer with counselors
for registration approval and discussion of educational and vocational
choices; attend classes (including orientation) and complete assigned
course work; seek out support services as needed; and complete courses
and maintain progress toward an educational goal.
You are a Matriculated Student
if you have fewer than 15 units at
Merced College, have completed the matriculation orientation
and tour, assessment process, and have met with a counselor
or you have completed an Educational/Study Plan.
You are an Exempted Student
if you have an AA/AS or higher degree or have completed CSU
transfer-level English and math courses (and can provide
documentation). As an exempted student, you are not required
to participate in any matriculation service. However, you
may participate in any or all of these services if you
choose to do so.
To become a matriculated
student, you must complete the
following three matriculation services. To begin the matriculation
process, schedule an appointment at the appointment desk in the
Administration Building lobby or call 384-6000 for
- A tour and orientation
- Assessment; and
Los Banos students, call 826-3495. Note: Please
identify any special needs accommodations required when you make any of
the above appointments.
Following the orientation and tour, you must:
- Submit the Admissions Application (which you will
complete at the matriculation orientation) to the Admissions and Records
Office in the Lesher Student Services Center, obtain registration
materials, and receive your student identification card (ID).
- Complete your assessment testing. Your student ID
card is required.
- Bring your assessment information and high school
and/or other college transcripts to meet with your counselor in
- Register for classes beginning May 19, 2008 at the
Registration counter in Admissions and Records.
- Pay fees, according to the fee payment schedule in
place at the time you register, at the Student Fees Office in the Lesher
Student Services Center.
You have a
right to refuse matriculation services.
If you choose to do so, you must complete and sign a
Matriculation Refusal Form. This form is available in the
Lesher Student Services Center, Guidance Area,
Admissions, and the Matriculation Coordinator. If you refuse
the matriculation process you will not be able to register
for classes until the last priority group. Note: If you
refuse services, you always have the opportunity to take
advantage of the services at a later date.
Updated - April 18, 2008