New or First Time Non-Degree Seeking Students

A first time Non-degree seeking student is a student who has never attended any college before. (As a high school student, if you took dual credit or concurrent enrollment courses, you are considered a first time student).

Non-degree admission is intended for the student not seeking a degree or certificate at San Juan College or for students who do not meet the requirements for regular degree-seeking admission. A student who has not graduated from high school or completed a GED program may be admitted as a non-degree student, provided the student is at least 18 years of age and his/her class has graduated from high school. Courses taken as a non-degree student may be transferred to another college, taken for job improvement, or personal enrichment. No college or high school transcripts are required to be admitted as a non-degree seeking student. Please Note: Admission as a degree seeking student is required to be considered for Financial Aid or to earn any type of degree.

If you would like to change your status from Non-degree seeking to Degree seeking you must meet the requirements to be a Degree seeking student as posted in the Academic Catalog. You will also need to fill out a Student Information Update Form and change your status.

Submit your Application to San Juan College

IMPORTANT: There is a 1-2 business day processing time from the time we receive your application before you can take the Accuplacer, sign up for a New Student Orientation, create your username and password, or get your student ID (Note: processing time may be longer during peak registration times). This step must be completed before any other step! Application Fee: Online Application FREE or Paper Application $10.00. This is a one-time non-refundable fee. For questions about Applying to San Juan College please call 505-566-3545

Financial Aid

To be eligible to Financial Aid, you must be a Degree seeking student.


Non-degree seeking students who wish to enroll in English, mathematics or reading courses at San Juan College are required to take the Accuplacer and satisfy the required pre-requisite course requirements for all courses. The Accuplacer is an academic evaluation tool that will specify which level of math, reading and English courses you will begin with. Starting July 7th, 2014 Accuplacer testing will be at the San Juan College Testing Center located in the Information Technology Center Room 7120D

To schedule an exam appointment and complete the preregistration, go to the Testing Center webpage ( ). In the blue box, click on ACCUPLACER. Follow the step-by-step instructions. If you have any questions please contact the Testing Center at 505-566-3139.

MySJC Portal Logon

Navigate to and click “MySJC” in the top right corner. Click on “Login to MySJC Portal”. Sign in with your Username and Password. Your initial username is your first initial, middle initial, last name (up to 12 letters), and last two digits of your social security number. Your initial password is “sjcp” and then the last four digits of your social security number (with no spaces). For example, if your name is John A. Smith and your social security number is 123-45-6789, your username would be “jasmith89” and your password would be “sjcp6789.” This must be completed before you attend a new student orientation. Need help? Please call the computer help desk at 505-566-3266.

Get your Student ID card at the Enrollment Services Office

Your first ID card is FREE. Replacement cards are $5.00. You will use your ID card at the campus Bookstore, Library, HHPC, and to print from the campus computer labs. Note: Student ID cards are not available for Distance Learning students.

Student Email Account

San Juan College’s official mode of communication is through the SJC student email account. Students are responsible for checking emails on a consistent basis for important information, dates and deadlines from all campus offices. Your email address is "username" You can log in at with your email address and your INITIAL password set as described in "Create Username and Password" section above. Note: Your email password is NOT connected to your SJC login. If you forget your password, follow the "Can't access your account?" link on the page.

Pay your Tuition

It is your responsibility to know the tuition deadline and to pay for your classes by that date. Please check the current schedule for information concerning tuition dates and deadlines. Automatic payment plans are available through Nelnet Additionally, tuition can be paid over the internet, by phone (505-566-3396), or in person at the Business Office. Questions? Call 505-566-3396.

Buy your Books

You should purchase your books prior to the first day of class. Go to the Bookstore website for more information