The California Community College system has 116 colleges statewide. Degrees and services available in the CCC system are Associate Degrees (AA, AS), Associate Dregrees for Transfer (AA-T, AS-T), and Technical or Vocational Certificates.
Applying to California Community Colleges
CCC Application Checklist
To create your CCC Apply account and apply to a CA Community College you will need:
Valid email address
Unofficial High School Transcripts
Social Security or ITIN Number, if you have one (you can submit without a SSN or ITIN)
Permanent Residents and Refugee/Asylee/ Temporary Resident/ Amnesty will need USCIS Number (A #) and Issue/Expiration Date
Personal Information ( Address and Phone #)
Parent Information (Contact Info and Highest level of education completed)
Start Your CCC Application
Select college you wish to apply to
Complete Enrollment Information (Term, Educational Goal, and Intended Major)
Verify Personal Information and input SSN/ITIN, if you have one
Complete College Enrollement Status (Select "First-time student in college after leaving HS, add high school information)
Answer Citizenship and Military questions
Answer California residency questions, Needs and Interests questions, Demographic Infomation and Supplemental Questions
Review and Submit Application
Once you submit your application you will:
See a Confirmation Page with a Confirmation # stating your application has been submitted . Make sure to write down and save confirmation # in a safe place
Receive an email from Open CCC confrirming your account has been created
Receive an email from the CA College you applied to stating that your application was received
Receive a follow-up email within 24-48 hours with your Student ID number. Make sure to save it!
As part of the California Promise, colleges can, but not required to, waive enrollment fees for all first-time, full-time students who do not qualify for the California College Promise Grant.
It is designed to ensure that the fee policies of the California Community Colleges (CCC) do not pose a financial barrier to education for any California resident or eligible non-resident.