What courses should I take my first semester?
Only the courses you want to take. There are no specific courses which must be completed
your 1st semester. It is recommended, NOT required, that you concentrate on your English/Math early but if you can't
get into either class, they can wait until the next semester.
How many units should I take?
That's up to you! Twelve (12) units is full-time enrollment, but if you register for less, that's OK too. The college set a limit of 18 units (Fall/Spring) for all students and 7 units for Winter and Summer sessions. Students who wish to take more must petition through a Counselor to do so.
What do I do if the class I want is closed?
Attend the first class and ask the professor for an ADD card. The card will be processed in Admissions. Tip: Before the class starts, check the touchtone registration system periodically for openings, students sometimes drop. You may get on a waiting list through the registration system approximately one week before classes start.
How long will it take to earn an Associate Degree?
The length of time it may take you to receive a degree depends on your chosen area of study and the number
of units taken each semester. Some students graduate in fours semesters, others several years.
What if I still have questions?
See a Counselor. You can make an appointment by calling (909) 594-5611 x 4380 or try walking into the Counseling Counter for assistance.
How do I make a counseling appointment?
Log into your student portal (http://myportal.mtsac.edu
) and click on student tab. Look for the Counseling appointment link. You can make an appointment by telephone by calling 909.274.4380. You can also come in person to the Student Services Center, 2nd floor, Counseling Center.