Students who are not physically located in California are not permitted to take distance education classes (fully online or online with required on-site meetings) at City College of San Francisco. This does not apply to students located outside of the United States.

Federal regulation requires institutions offering distance education to acquire authorization from any U.S. state in which it “operates.” City College does not have the required permission for students from other states to take classes at City College. This permission is required to maintain eligibility for students of that state to receive Federal Financial Aid.

Until further notice, City College is not filing for authorization to operate in other states. We recommend that students located outside of California who are seeking community college courses look for courses offered from an institution in their own state.

Questions? Please contact Admissions and Records at or call 415-239-3285.

October 2016