Future Credit Students
Future Credit Students
Your Steps to Becoming a Credit Student
Start earning college credits soon! Follow the steps below to become a City College student today. Apply for financial aid early!
- Apply for Admission and Financial Aid
- Take a Placement Test *
- Attend New Student Orientation *
- Meet with a Counselor *
- Register for Classes
You may complete steps 2, 3 and 4 during All in One Day!
*You may skip steps 2, 3, and 4 through the SSSP exemption process if you qualify for one of the following:
1. You have already earned an A.A./A.S. degree or higher (at a U.S. accredited college or university)
2. Your educational goals do not include:
- Enrolling in Math, English or ESL courses
- Transfer to a college or university
- Attainment of a degree
- Career Development or certificate attainment that require math, English or ESL as a prerequisite or,
3. You are only enrolling in courses mandated by industry or licensure standards
However, exempting will result in your receiving a later course registration date.
If qualified, students may apply for Financial Aid. Paying for the cost of a college education requires a partnership among parents, students and the college. Each partner has responsibilities to fulfill in meeting that cost. Financial aid is money that helps pay for the cost of education (college fees, books and supplies). City College of San Francisco (CCSF) participates in most Federal and State financial aid programs. More Info
New students to City College should take the ENGLISH or ESL (English as a Second Language) and MATH placement tests unless they meet the test waiver criteria. These tests are one way of measuring the students' skills in Math and English or ESL. Counselors will use these results along with other information to help students decide on a program of courses. More info
The Spring testing cycle is from mid October 2017 through January 2018. All testing schedules are subject to change without prior notice or updated due to last minute changes. For questions call (415) 239-3124.
Ocean/Phelan Placement Testing
Our next testing cycle is from mid-October 2017 through January 2018.
Please check back for updates.
Credit Placement Testing at the Centers
Please contact the centers directly for schedules.
It is strongly recommended that new students to City College participate in an New Student Orientation. The orientation answers many of your questions about becoming a student at City College and introduces you to essential programs, services and procedures.
You will meet with an Academic counselor after you complete your online or in-person Orientation to CCSF. You and your counselor will complete the Initial Educational Plan, selecting courses for your first two semesters at City College. More info
Once you have completed Steps One through Four, the Initial Educational Plan and the Matriculation Component Card must be submitted to Conlan Hall, Room 204 in order to earn the earliest possible registration date.
If you are in a special program (e.g. International Students) you will need to see one of the counselors assigned to that program.
You choose your counselor!
Plan to meet with your counselor at least once per semester!
Students: Now that you have finished Steps One through Four, you can use the registration appointment given to you when you submitted your admission application once you turn in your completed Matriculation component card and Initial Interview Form to E-204 in Conlan Hall. More info
Exempt Students: Now that you have submitted your Admissions Application, you will be able to register on your assigned registration date given to you once you submitted your application.