Veterans Services Office

Applying and Matriculating

Application to CCSF: Each veteran student will need to complete the matriculation process, starting with the on-line application for admission to City College of San Francisco (CCSF)


CCSF Placement Tests: Placement tests are available for English and mathematics course placement. However, if a student already has an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or has completed English and or mathematics courses at another educational institution they should check with the Veteran’s Counselor at City College of San Francisco before taking the placement tests. The student could be exempt from this requirement, if prior coursework qualifies. SAT/ACT and AP scores might also exempt the student from taking placement tests.


Orientation: Orientation is available on the CCSF website, as well as in-person. If taking the online orientation, there will be a certificate of completion that the student will print out at that time to verify completion. (The student will not be able to do this later.) If attending orientation in-person, a certificate of completion will be provided at the time of the orientation.


Appointment with the CCSF Veteran’s Counselor: Students who are planning to use their veteran’s educational benefits at City College of San Francisco are required to make an appointment to see the CCSF Veterans Counselor. This can be done by going to the Veteran’s Educational Benefits Office in Cloud Hall, Room 333, or by calling (415) 239-3486, Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm and Friday between 9:00 am and 2:00pm.   Students should bring at least unofficial transcript(s) of prior college-level coursework to their counseling appointment pending official transcripts. This will allow the VA counselor to begin construction of an educational plan (required) as well as account for previous coursework (also required by the federal regulations of the Department of Veteran Affairs), again pending the receipt of official transcripts.


Registering for Classes: After completing the matriculation process, students will be assigned dates to register for classes, on-line. Students can get more information about how to register for classes on-line by reading the class schedule, and they can also find it on-line at