Steps to Apply and Enroll

NEW NON-CREDIT STUDENT

STEP 1: Apply to CCSF

STEP 2: Apply for Financial Aid

STEP 3: Complete the Non-Credit Placement Test

STEP 4: Attend New Student Orientation

STEP 5: Complete Student Education Plan with an Academic Counselor

STEP 6: Select Schedule and Register for Classes 

STEP 7: Connect with Additional Resources

 

 

STEP 1: Apply to CCSF

CCSF Non-Credit Admission Application

  • New Non-Credit students can complete and submit the CCSF Non-Credit Application

 

STEP 2: Apply for Financial Aid

 

STEP 3: Complete the Non-Credit Placement Test

Noncredit ESL students may take the noncredit ESL Placement Test. For students who are in the noncredit High School Diploma Program, they may take the CASAS test. For more information and test schedule, please click HERE.

 

STEP 4: Attend New Student Orientation

Students may complete their new student orientation conducted by a counselor after their noncredit ESL placement test session or the CASAS test.

 

STEP 5: Complete Student Education Plan with an Academic Counselor

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. It is helpful to meet with your counselor at least once a semester. Unless you change your educational goal, then follow-up with your counselor to update your plan accordingly.

  • Without an educational plan, you may be confused about your options when it is time to register for the next semester’s classes. As a result, you may waste valuable time waiting to see a counselor or enrolling in the wrong classes.
  • Without an educational plan, your eligibility for financial aid, scholarships or other student service programs may be affected.  In order to receive Financial Aid, you must declare your educational goal. A counselor can help you determine your best long term option.

If you’re unsure about your goals?

  • You can still create an educational plan based on what courses you will need regardless of your goal and/or what classes you might like to take to explore a career interest. It is assumed that most students will modify their educational plans as their academic goals become more clear.

 

STEP 6: Select Schedule and Register for Classes

 

STEP 7: Connect with Additional Resources

Student Support Programs are here to help you reach your academic and personal goals!

Student Government 

  • Serve on the student council or one of the college's participatory governance committees! Learn how the college is run and make sure the student voice is heard!
  • Learn More Here

Student Clubs

  • CCSF student life includes a variety of clubs which rally around everything from academics, art, culture, social causes, sports, hobbies, etc. Clubs provide an opportunity for students to meet people and build community, to help each other be successful.  Students join and form clubs to share common interests, work on common goals and have fun!
  • Learn More Here