The MC Portal at http://mc4me.mccd.edu is where you can register for classes, make a payment, access Library databases, Canvas and student email.
Information about PortalGuard Password Management
The password management system at Merced College (PortalGuard) offers the option for you to change your password using your mobile phone or email without needing to contact to the Student Help Desk. Learn how to register your personal phone and mobile email to manage your password (pdf).
I’ve forgotten My Login
When you are prompted to log in to on the MC Portal, click the “I forgot my password reset password” button to change or recover your password. For students who are new it won’t work. Follow the instructions for logging into the MC Portal for the first time in the following section. (instructions here)
Log in for the first time
The initial credentials you use to use the first time that you log into your MC Portal will be: MC Portal will be:
USERNAME: firstname.lastnameINITIAL PASSWORD: birth date in MMDDYY format
- Download the A step-by-step guide for how to log in into the MC Portal for the first time (pdf)
- You may use your password of choice, provided you already have one.
- If you forgot your password, click on the “I forgot my password / Reset password” link on the MC4Me Portal login screen (http://mc4me.mccd.edu). You can reset your password by using your cellphone or email.
- If you are still in need of assistance for assistance, please call (209) 381-6565, (209) 381 6514. send an email to or and ask for the reset of your password.
Video: How to log in to the MC Portal (http://mc4me.mccd.edu) for the first time.