City College of San Francisco offers an extensive schedule of day, evening and weekend noncredit classes. Enrollment procedure for these may vary depending on the type of course and the location of the class. You may complete a noncredit admissions application online. Placement assessment, orientation and counseling are required for many noncredit courses. These free services are offered at various CCSF locations. Please check with the center that offers the class if you have questions.
Pre-registration at the center(s) is required for enrolling in the following courses: (Pre-registration may include placement assessment, Orientation and counseling):
- Adult Basic Skills
- Adult High School
- GED Preparation
- Business and Computer Skills
- Disabled Students Programs and Services
- English as a Second Language
- Child Development and Family Services
- Health Care Technology and Health Science
Go directly to the class and register in class for the following courses:
- Consumer Arts and Sciences
- Consumer Education
- Older Adults
- Trade and Industry
Who is eligible?
- Anyone who is 18 years of age or older
- A minor who may benefit from instruction and has permission from both the local high school district and a parent/guardian
- Visa Type: F-1 Academic student
Is it permissible to enroll in Noncredit free classes while in F-1 status?
International students with a F1 visa may enroll in noncredit courses however they must be enrolled in a full-time status (12 units) at their Home School. NONCREDIT COURSES CANNOT COUNT TOWARD FULL-TIME STATUS. Please check with your International Student Counselor for more information.
You may enter in the F-1 visa category provided you meet the following criteria:
1. You must be enrolled in an "academic" educational program, a language-training program, or a vocational program
2. Your school must be approved by the Student and Exchange Visitors Program, Immigration & Customs Enforcemen
3. You must be enrolled as a full-time student at the institution
4. You must be proficient in English or be enrolled in courses leading to English proficiency
5. You must have sufficient funds available for self-support during the entire proposed course of stud
6. You must maintain a residence abroad which he/she has no intention of giving up.
More information on F-1 visa
- Visa Type: B-1/B-2 Visitor for business or pleasure
Is it permissible to enroll in school while in B-1/B-2 status?
No, it is NOT permissible to enroll in any class. The regulations, at 8 CFR 214.2(b)(7), specifically prohibit study in the United States while in B-1 or B-2 status.
More information on B-1/B-2 Visa
To assist you in selecting the appropriate courses, students registering for ESL or vocational classes should take the placement test. Testing is offered at several CCSF centers. Contact the center(s) where you will go take the test:
- Civic Center (415) 561-1020
- Chinatown: (415) 395-8601
- Downtown: (415) 267-6543
- John Adams: (415) 561-1835
- Mission: (415) 920-6067
- Southeast: (415) 550-4340
Counselors are available to assist students complete educational and career planning. Visit or contact the center(s) for dates and times of operation