Frequently Asked Questions for Counselors

Dual Enrollment is also known as the Academy/Pathway Dual Enrollment Program. Students enrolled in career academies are given the opportunity to enroll in CTE based, college credit bearing coursework at CCSF. Every semester a program of study of hands- on/career and technical education based classes is published and also placed on the program website.

Classes are open to non-academy students on a space available basis. Students participating in Dual Enrollment earn high school and college credit at the same time. This program is fully supported by the CTE Office of SF Unified School District and students are provided textbooks for the semester. There are essentially no out-of pocket expenses for students in this program.

For more information and steps to enroll, please visit the academy website.

Concurrent Enrollment allows high school students to enroll in college-credit bearing academic classes at CCSF. Students can enroll in a variety of classes (i.e. Psychology, Spanish, Art) with the exception of Physical Education classes. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and classroom supplies.

For more information, please visit the high school website.

Credit Recovery is for students that need to earn/make-up high school credits. The Transitional Studies Department at CCSF offers a variety of non-credit (high school credit only) courses every semester at several of our educational centers throughout the city.

Classes are still tuition free and generally there are no out of pocket expenses for this program.

For more information, please visit the credit recovery website.

Students wishing to enroll in a foreign language class should follow the concurrent enrollment steps to enroll. Before choosing a class to take- it may be best for a student to take the language placement advisory test to determine the level that they should take at CCSF.

More info here.

Students can login to the CCSF student portal, Web4, to access their grades and unofficial transcripts.

To Login to Web4 students will need to:

1) Go to
2) Click on myCCSF
3) Click on Web4 to access login screen

A student’s username is their CCSF Student ID# and the default for their first login is their six-digit date of birth (MM/DD/YY). Students can navigate through the Student Services and Financial Aid tab to view grades and unofficial transcripts, and to order an official transcript.

Yes, non-resident students can enroll in coursework at CCSF. For students enrolling in credit-bearing coursework they will be billed non-resident tuition (currently $189 per unit). High school students demonstrating financial need are currently eligible for a waiver.

Please contact (415) 550-4422 for more information.

The ESL Department includes both credit and noncredit programs.

The Credit ESL Program is designed for students with academic goals who wish to complete a two-year degree or vocational certificate at City College or to transfer to a four-year college or university.

The Non-credit ESL Program is free of charge and is designed to help immigrant students develop their general ability to understand, speak, read and write English. Students should start by taking a placement test in either credit ESL or non credit ESL depending on their needs. Classes are held at various campuses throughout the city including: Mission, Chinatown, Ocean, Downtown.

Please refer to the following webpage for more information and a link to the ESL placement test page.