Five Easy Steps to Register for Classes at MC:

  • 1 Apply Online

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    • Within 24 hours of submitting your application, you will receive two emails. The second will contain your MC ID number. You will need this number for most services and transactions at Merced College.
    • Get help setting up your MC Student Portal.
  • 2 Complete Placement Questionnaire

    To help ensure students take the right English and math courses, Merced College uses a Placement Questionnaire (PQ) for course placement in English and Math. Most students will immediately receive placement results based on their answers to the Placement Questionnaire. The questions you will answer pertain to high school GPA, English and math courses taken in high school, and grades in those courses.

    We recommend you refer to your high school transcript to answer the questions accurately. You can only submit the Placement Questionnaire once.

    Steps to take the Placement Questionnaire:

    1. Find your high school transcript (Recommended for more accurate placement). For instructions on how to obtain your high school transcript, click here
    2. Log into the Merced College Portal using your username and password, go to WebAdvisor for students, then click Academic Profile, click on Placement Questionnaire (PQ). Click here for PDF with Detailed instructions
    3. Open the Placement Questionnaire (PQ)
    4. Answer the questions to the Placement Questionnaire
    5. Check your responses for accuracy (Responses to the Placement Questionnaire will be randomly verified using official transcripts.)
    6. Submit your responses at the end of the Placement Questionnaire by checking the confirmation box and clicking on the "Submit" button


    Get Hands-on Help

    You can go to the Welcome Center in the Lesher Building, Room 102 (lower level) for assistance with the Placement Questionnaire. Please bring your high school transcript (either official or unofficial) to answer the questions. View the contact page for Welcome Center office hours.


    Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page

  • 3 Complete Orientation

    You can complete orientation in one of the following two ways:

    In-person Orientation

    Online orientation

    Note: For online orientation, you will need to log into the MC portal to access the orientation and get credit.

  • 4 Meet with a Counselor

    Before registering for classes, every new Merced College student should schedule to meet with a counselor. A counselor will review your Placement Questionnaire and help you understand where you have placed.

    A counselor will also help you plan the courses you will take your first semester (Abbreviated Educational Plan). Please bring a copy of your unofficial high school transcripts when you meet with a counselor.

    Make an appointment to see a counselor.

  • 5 Register for Classes

    Register for Classes Through the MC Portal  (sign-in required)

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