Out of State Students

At this time, out of state students who do not physically live in California are not permitted to take fully online or hybrid-online courses from City College of San Francisco. This does not apply to foreign students.

Federal regulation requires institutions offering distance education to acquire authorization from any U.S. state in which it “operates.” CCSF does not have the required permission for students from other states to take courses at CCSF. This permission is required to maintain eligibility for students of that state to receive federal financial aid.

Until further notice, CCSF is not filing for authorization to operate in other states. We recommend that students seeking community college courses look for classes offered from an institution in their own state. For more information about “State Authorization” see: http://wcet.wiche.edu/advance/state-approval

(Last updated October 4, 2016)