Steps to Become a CCSF Student
You are a New Credit Student if you have never attended CCSF before.
CCSF Credit Admission Application
- New students can complete and submit the CCSF online application here.
Before You Start Your Application
- Collect the names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges attended.
- Have a valid email address ready, one that you check frequently. This is where we will send follow-up information about your application. If you do not have one, we recommend that you create an email account prior to applying.
- (If applicable) Have your permanent resident card ready.
After You Submit Your Application
- Be sure to check your email regularly. You will get a welcome email confirmation after you submit your application containing very important information. This message will be sent to the email address you provided when you applied for admission. If you do not receive an email confirmation with your student identification number from CCSF with 72 hours, please contact the main Admissions office: email@example.com or 415-452-5101.
- Once you have been assigned a CCSF Identification number and RAM ID (provided in your Welcome Email), you will need to log into myRAM Portal in order to enroll for classes and view other important information.
- Before you can register for classes, you must complete the entire enrollment steps.
- If you have questions about your application, contact our Admissions and Records Office at 415-452-5101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCSF offers a variety of Federal and State financial aid programs; including grants, fee waivers, work-study, scholarships, and loans.
- Complete and submit online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application
- Visit the Financial Aid Office's website to learn How to Apply.
All new students to City College are required to participate in a New Student Orientation. The orientation introduces you to essential programs, services and information to better prepare you before your first semester.
New students may receive an earlier registration date by completing Step 3, 4, & 5. Review the Exemption Form for exceptions.
City College no longer offers English and Math placement tests. Instead, you may use one of the following ways to get your English/ESL and Math Course Placement:
- You may receive transfer-level English and Math course placements based on high school transcript data. Please submit a High School Data Form. For more information, please visit our AB 705 webpage.
- Students who feel they need additional language acquisition support may want to take the Credit ESL Placement Test.
- If you have completed previous college-level English and/or math coursework or have taken certain tests (AP, SAT, ACT, etc.), please submit a Prerequisite Waiver Form.
- City College has established prerequisites and corequisites to ensure that students have the skill level necessary to succeed in a course. If you wish to challenge a course prerequisite, please submit the Prerequisite Waiver Form. You may also use the same form to challenge any course prerequisite that is not an English or Math course.
Please submit appropriate forms and supporting documents to the Assessment Center by:
- Email: email@example.com; or
- Fax: 415-452-5127; or
- In-Person: in Conlan Hall 203
- Schedule a counseling appointment or drop-in session with Counseling Services
- During the counseling session, you will create a Student Education Plan (SEP). A Student Education Plan (SEP) is a semester by semester map of the course you need to complete in order to achieve your educational goal at CCSF.
- Undecided on your career/educational goals and interested in meeting with a Career Counselor first? Set up an appointment at the Career Center.
- Transferring coursework from another college you attended prior to CCSF? If yes, bring an official/unofficial copy of your transcript to your counselor for review to get your educational plan started.
Note: Ask about the Transcript Evaluation Process if you plan to obtain an Associate Degree from CCSF.
How to Register
You will be assigned a registration date and time. On or after that date, you can add classes for the upcoming semester in your myRAM portal.
Prior to registering, you can also use the myRAM Schedule Planner to create schedule that aligns with both your academic and non-academic life
Please refer to the Registration Page for instructions on Registration using the myRAM Portal.
After the semester begins, you can continue to add or drop classes using our Add/Drop Procedure.
Fee payments can be made through your myRAM Portal under Student Account. Payments may be made with cash, cashier's check, money order, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) or first-party personal checks (for the exact amount owed) will be accepted as payment. You may also sign up for a Payment Plan through Nelnet Business Solutions e-cashier. A Valid ID must be presented for in-person payment. Please visit Tuition and Fees for fee information.
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