Have questions about Distance learning? Read through some of our most frequently asked questions to get the answers!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a new student (not enrolled last semester), follow these steps to apply to CCSF.

If you are a continuing student, register in your myRAM portal. Learn more about registering for classes at CCSF.

You can still add a class after the open registration period. Learn more about the add/drop procedures at CCSF.

All CCSF information will be sent to you there. Consider adding a new default email account or text number for better communication in Canvas.

If you are a new Canvas student, prior to the start of the course, your login and password and instructions will be sent to your CCSF mail address - the email address that you are given automatically when you register and that is entered in your myRAM Portal. It ends in @mail.ccsf.edu.

For Canvas, read your welcome email for instructions.  Claim your RAM ID according to those instructions, and use that username and password to log in to Canvas at https://ccsf.instructure.com.  If you still can't log in, call the CCSF IT Helpdesk at 877-379-2491 24 hours a day.

CCSF gives all students a CCSFmail email account. Go to the CCSFmail FAQ for more information.

Online courses cost the same as regular on-campus classes. Go to the Tuition & Fees for current fees.

Yes! As long as you do not have any holds on your record you can register using your myRAM portal.

All the courses are taught by CCSF faculty members who also have taught the same course face-to-face.

First, find the course listing in the online schedule. Then click on the class subject course# above the CRN for course description & transfer info.

Check the waitlist in your myRAM Portal. Often students drop from the course and space is available on the waitlist. Send an email to the instructor. The instructor will provide you with direction about the possibilities of adding the course. Learn more about the waitlist system at CCSF.

Equivalent "total classroom lecture hours" is 17.5 times the weekly lecture (contact) hours as stated in the course catalog. This is the same whether the course is face-to-face or from a distance.

The ACCT 1 course is a 4-unit course, with 5 lecture hours (Lec-5). Students are charged for 4 units, but required contact (online lectures, quizzes, discussions, etc) is the equivalent of 5 hours/week for 17.5 weeks. Homework is extra. So the total classroom lecture hours for this course is 5 x 17.5 = 87.5.