Steps to Apply and Enroll

 

NEW CREDIT STUDENT

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: Complete the Assessment Process

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

  • You will need your social security number if you plan apply for Financial Aid. (If you have a DACA issued social security number, do not include it in 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 Reggie Valmores in the Admissions & Records Office, rvalmore@ccsf.edu or (415) 239-3790
  • Once you have been assigned a CCSF Identification number and RAM ID (provided in your Welcome Email), you will need to log into myCCSF WEB4 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 admit@ccsf.edu.

 

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. Review the Exemption Criteria for exceptions.

 

 

STEP 4: Complete the Assessment Process

English, Math, ESL Placement:

With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, students may receive English and Math course placements using high school performance data. 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, or talk to a counselor about the ESL sequence at CCSF.

 

College and/or Test Data 

Students who have completed previous college-level English and/or math coursework or have taken certain tests (Advanced Placement, SAT, ACT, etc.) should follow the College and/or Test Data process to receive their placements.

 

Prerequisite Challenge

For more information if you wish to challenge a course prerequisite.

 

Please submit appropriate forms and supporting documents to the Matriculation Office by:

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: Pay Fees

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