California Community Colleges

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

After Submission

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!

Student Support Programs and Services

California Promise
The California Promise is not only expanding access to a community college education, but it is also closing achievement gaps and improving student performance.

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.
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CA Promise Grant
The California Community Colleges Promise Grant permits enrollment fees to be waived for up to 2 years, will vary by campus. Each campus will also determine any additional requirements.

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.
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Disabled Students Services and Programs
DSPS provides students with disabilities access to all educational programs and activities on campus. DSPS provides support services to students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, psychological disabilities, developmental delay, brain injury, health problems, and hearing and visual impairments.
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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
EOPS provides students disadvantaged by social, economic, educational or linguistic barriers with resources needed to enroll and succeed at any CA community college by offering comprehensive academic and support counseling, financial aid and other services aimed to help students reach their educational and career goals.
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Foster Youth Success Initiative
The Foster Youth Success Initiative removes barriers that current and former foster youth often find in college by expanding access to academic support services and resources to help secure a certificate or degree or transfer to a four year-college or university. Every campus has a foster youth liaison designated to help as part of the Foster Youth Success Initiative.
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Health and Mental Health Services
California’s community colleges provide students with the resources to support physical and mental wellness needs. Health assessment and treatment, psychological counseling and crisis intervention, first aid and community partnerships are available at all California community college campuses.
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Transfer Support Programs

Associate Degree for Transfer
Earn an ADT with guaranteed admission as juniors to participating colleges and universities. Students who meet the CSU's minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed priority admission to a CSU campus, though admission to a specific campus or major is not guaranteed.
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Transfer Admission Guarantee
Six UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to students who meet specific criteria.  Students also receive early academic record review and admission notification. Participating UCs: Davis, Irvine Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz
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Transfer Alliance Program
The UCLA TAP helps enhance a student's ability to transfer to UCLA at the junior level.  Students are certified after completing the honors/scholars program at their community college and given priority consideration for admission to the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences. 
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