New and Returning Students

IMPORTANT: Students, please make sure to review information regarding COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing requirements for taking on-ground classes this spring by visiting Students who do no follow this policy will not be eligible for in-person instruction. For questions, please contact Alyson Bailey, Director of COVID-19 Response by phone (707) 467-1002 or email

If you are a new student to Mendocino College, or returning after an absence of one year or more, the following are thes steps to become a student.   As you go through the process of applying for admission, orientation, placement, counseling and beginning coursework you will become better acquainted with our college. You will find our staff is friendly and helpful and that Mendocino College instructors are knowledgeable and approachable.

Click here to view and print the new student checklist!

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