Step 3:  New Student Orientation

This is a reminder that all CCSF locations will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day). Classes and District operations will resume Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 8:00 am. 

5 Easy Steps

All non-exempt new students to City College are required to participate in a 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.

Please complete these steps before making an appointment:

We no longer offer the Native English and Math Placement Tests. 

You may use your high school transcript, your English/Math coursework from another college/university, or your SAT/ACT/EAP/AP exam scores to determine English and math course eligibility. Please follow this link for more information: or contact the Matriculation Office at (415) 239-3751. 

You can complete the orientation online at or attend an in-person orientation.

Please note that on the below dates, students may complete the Assessment Process, Orientation, Counseling, and get priority Registration all in one day.

To RSVP for the in-person orientation, & counseling events, please see the dates below and call (415) 239-3124 or email

You must provide the following to reserve a spot:

1.      CCSF student ID number

2.      Your full legal name

3.      Your phone number

4.      Date of the event





***Saturday, June 1, 2019



Orientation & Counseling

Saturday, June 15, 2019



Orientation & Counseling

***Saturday, July 13, 2019



Orientation & Counseling

Saturday, July 27, 2019


MUB 140

Orientation & Counseling

***Please note that on these dates, students may complete the ESL Placement Testing, Orientation, Counseling, and get priority Registration all in one day.


Find Your Community:

City College of San Francisco offers several programs to help you immediately feel a part of the college and take some of the guesswork out of your academic planning.

Some of these programs offer their own sections of English, Math and other general education classes with excellent instructors.

In addition, each program has a designated counselor and often additional tutoring.  You will learn all about many of these programs at the All-in-One Day. You can also find their information here:



Students in special programs such as: International Students,  EOPS, concurrent High School, and certain vocational programs (e.g.: Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Nursing, Allied Health, Aeronautics, etc.) are required to attend special orientations targeted to those specific programs. Please contact those departments for more information.