Future Credit Students

Your Steps to Becoming a Credit Student

Five Easy Steps

Start earning college credits soon! Follow the steps below to become a City College student today.  Apply for financial aid early!

  1. Apply for Admission and Financial Aid
  2. Complete the English or ESL and Math Assessments
  3. Attend New Student Orientation *
  4. Meet with a Counselor *
  5. Register for Classes

*You may skip steps 2, 3, and 4 through the Exempt from the Enrollment Steps 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.

All NEW and RE-ADMIT students (those who have been away from CCSF for one academic year or more previous to the coming semester) need to submit an admissions application.  More info

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

Students who have completed English and/or math coursework at another college or took certain tests (SAT, ACT, AP, etc...) should follow the College and/or Test Data process to complete assessment.

AB 705

With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, students may receive English and Math course placements using high school performance data. To find out more information about the legislation and options to complete the assessment step, please go to our AB 705 page.

Please meet with an academic counselor to develop your education plan in preparation for the new semester!

About AB 705 Math & English Placement Change
Due to the passage of law  AB  705, which provides several new options to students to receive English and Math course placement, students may use their U.S. high school data to be placed into transfer-level English and Math courses.

Please visit the AB 705 webpage for more information.

Get Your Math & English Placement Course Information
View your English and Math course placement based on the new English and Math course placement models per AB 705 by logging into your myRAM student portal.  You can review your course placement, Web Registration Appointment and other related information. Students who feel they need additional language acquisition support may want to take the Credit ESL Placement Test or talk to an academic counselor about the ESL sequence.

AB 705 YouTube videoKnow Your Rights: The AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students

For students who wish to take the ESL placement tests, please click here for more information.

All non-exempt new students to City College are required to participate in an Online 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  Orientation to CCSF. You and your counselor will complete and  Educational Planselecting courses for your academic career at City College. More info

Once you  have completed Steps One through Four, check your myRAM student portal for your updated registration appointment.

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!

Now that you have finished Steps One through Four, you will be able to register on your assigned registration date.

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