Applying to CCSF 


New Student Process (Matriculation )

1. 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.

Apply online for admission to CCSF at:

You will receive your student ID number within 24 hours

Apply for Financial Aid (FASFA) if applicable:

2. CCSF English and Math Assessment

Placement in English and Mathematics courses can be determined by meeting with a Veteran Academic Counselor in the VETS Center in Cloud 333. Call (415) 239-3486 for Counselor availability and hours.  

3. Orientation

Orientation is available on the CCSF website, as well as in-person.  

4. Meeting with a CCSF Veteran Academic Counselor

Students who are planning to use their veteran educational benefits at City College of San Francisco are required to meet with a CCSF Veteran Academic Counselor. This can be done by going to the Veterans Educational Transition Services (VETS) Office in Cloud Hall, Room 333, or by calling (415) 239-3486 to find out Counselor availability and hours. Students should bring:

  • copy of their DD-214 
  • copy of their COE (certificate of eligibility) or prior to receiving their COE a copy of the print out of their approved application for VA educational benefits
  • 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. 

5. Registering for Classes

Veterans can register for the classes on their educational plan (develped with a VETS Counselor) online or in person at the Admisssions & Records Office. Students can get more information about how to register for classes on-line in the paper "Class Schedule" course catalogs or on-line at