Steps to Apply and Enroll



You are a new student if you've never attended CCSF before


STEP 1: Apply to CCSF

STEP 2: Apply for Financial Aid

STEP 3: Attend New Student Orientation

STEP 4: Get Your English/ESL and Math Course Placement

STEP 5: Complete Student Education Plan with an Academic Counselor

STEP 6: Select Schedule and Register for Classes

STEP 7: Pay Fees

STEP 8: Connect with Additional Resources



STEP 1: Apply to CCSF

CCSF Credit Admission Application

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: 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 myCCSF myRAM Student 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. Click through the buttons at the top of this page to learn about each step in the process.
  • If you have questions about your application, contact our Admissions and Records Office at (415) 452-5101 or


STEP 2: Apply for Financial Aid


STEP 3: Attend New Student Orientation

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.


STEP 4: Get Your English/ESL and Math Course


City College no longer offers the English and Math placement tests. Students may use one of the following ways to get your English/ESL and Math Course Placement:


1.      You may receive transfer-level English and Math course placements based on high school transcript data. Please submit the 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.


2.      If you have completed previous college-level English and/or math coursework or have taken certain tests (AP, SAT, ACT, etc.), please submit the College and/or Test Data Form.


3.      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 Challenge 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 Matriculation Office by:


·         Email:; or

·         Fax: (415) 452-5127; or

·         In-Person in Conlan Hall 203: Matriculation Office Hours of Operation


STEP 5: Create an Education Plan with an Academic Counselor


  • Schedule a counseling appointment or drop-in session with Counseling Services


Academic Counseling Services


Multicultural Retention Services


Center Counseling Services


  • During the counseling session students 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? (415) 239.3117;

  • 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.


STEP 6: Select Schedule and Register for Classes

Pre-Registration Add/Drop Procedure 

The Pre-Registration Period (prior to the first day of instruction) is when students can log in to Web4 and register for classes prior to the semester starting. Please refer to the Registration Page for instructions on Registration using myRAM.


Add/Drop Procedure

The Add/Drop procedure starts on the first day of instruction for the semester.  To ADD a course, go the class you want to attend with your registration ticket. If there is space in the class, you will be given a 6-character alphanumerical authorization code (ADD CODE) from the instructor. Once you have this code and the 5 digit CRN number, you can complete the add procedure by using myRAM or in person by filling out an ADD/DROP form and processing it with the Registration Center, MUB 130.


You may drop or withdraw through myRAM (Monday - Saturday, 9:00 AM to 11:45 PM) commencing with the first day of instruction or you may come in person to the Registration Center. If you have registered for a class but no longer attend it or have never attended it, you must drop or withdraw from the class. If you wish to drop a class with no notation on your permanent record, you must initiate a drop on or before the deadline for full and short-term length courses.



Please visit Important Dates to view the class schedule for important deadlines dates.


  • Students are liable for all fees for courses dropped after the published deadline dates.
  • Students are responsible for class prerequisites, academic calendar deadlines, services information, and registration procedures.
  • Classes with different start or end dates may have different add, drop, or refund deadlines.


The Pre-Registration Period (prior to the first day of instruction) is when students can log in to myRAM and register for classes prior to the semester starting. Please refer to the Registration Page for instructions on Registration using myRAM.


Click here to download a step-by-step guide that that explains how to use MyCCSF (myRAM) to register for classes



STEP 7: Pay Fees

Fee payments can be made through your myCCSF 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.



STEP 8: 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