|Business Process||Admissions, Applying to the Colleges|
This tutorial will walk you through the steps needed to apply to San Diego City, Mesa, or Miramar College.
info: In order for you to apply to SDCCD using CCCApply, you must have an email address.
You will see important information on who should apply, a list of all of the degree and certificate programs that we offer, and at the bottom links to the college applications. . Note that if you already submitted an application to San Diego City, Mesa, or Miramar College, you do not need to submit another one. One application provides you with access to all three colleges.
Once you click on one of the college application links, you will be directed to either "Create an Account" or "Sign In"
If you sign in, please skip to step 9
Please click on "Sign In" instead of creating a new account. You will
log in using your CCCApply account.
To create your account, you will need either an email address or a phone number to start.
Check your inbox from the email address you entered, and enter the "Verification Code" you received.
This is where you will create your OpenCCC account. This
:warning: This This account will be different than the account you will set up once you're invited to the our student portal: mySDCCD
For Step 1 - Contact Information, you will be entering and confirming the following:
For Step 2 - Personal Information, you will be entering the following:
Click "Next" when you are ready for Step 3.
Once Step 1 and Step 2 are completed, Step 3 - Credentials will open up:
Create your password according to the rules on the left.
Be sure that you remember the password you created and click on "Create Account" when you are ready.
Ensure to review your information at the bottom of the page.
This will take you to the College Application for Admission. Here you will see the application is divided into 9 stepssections:
Once you complete each section, the application will track your progress:
If you need to go back to a particular section, you can click on the tab.
The first section is Enrollment.
On the next page, you will validate your information from your OpenCCC account and enter your mailing address.
The The next section is Profile.
:info: The mailing address is what we will use when we send any mail to you such as financial aid checks (if you did not elect to use direct deposit), official transcripts, or any other mailings from the colleges. If it's the same, just check the box and the application will pre-populate your address:
The education screen
Click "Continue" when you are ready for the next section - Education.
The next section is Education.
:warning: It is important that you select the right option for "College Enrollment Status."
So if you will have :info: Example: If you graduated high school by on July 1, 2022 then choose , select "First-time student in college (after leaving high school)"
High School Information
For the question regarding High School Education, please be sure to enter in the correct high school information.
:warning: If This section will also ask about your high school education level.
:question_mark: if you do not see the questions above, you have indicated you are currently in high school, graduated high school more than ten years ago, or graduated from a high school outside of the United States
If you indicated The last part will ask you about your college education. If you indicated that you attended another college, you will be asked about your recent college education. This includes the highest degree earned:
Next Click "Continue" when you are ready for the next section - Citizenship/Military.
The next page will ask for your Citizenship and Military Information:
Please be sure to select the right Citizenship Status.
:question_mark:info: If you do not have any documents for citizenship or non-immigration status, please be sure to select "Other" and choose "No documents"
If you have not served, or not currently serving in the military select "None apply to me," otherwise please be sure to select the right choice.
:question_markinfo: Did you know that San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges provide additional service to our active-duty personnel and veterans? Be sure to let us know so we can make sure you receive more information such as priority registration and using your GI - Bill to help pay for college.
This section will ask you about your current physical presence and intent to make California your home. Colleges are required by state law to ask these questions to determine if you are eligible to pay in-state tuition (enrollment fees).
Please be sure to answer the questions as of the date indicated. This is known as the "Residency Determination Date"
The application will also ask if you are, or have ever been homeless (within the last 24 months) or in court-ordered foster care. If either of these applies to you, please be sure to check yes. The colleges offer specific services to help you succeed in college and it will allow us to provide you with important information including access to additional financial resources, and on-campus resources.
Needs and interest will ask if you are interested in information on any of the services below. Please note, the Main Language question is used to determine if English is not your native language and if you would be interested in taking English Language Acquisition - ELAC (formerly known as English as a Second Language - ESL) courses.
|1816||Demographic Information is used for state and federal reporting. It is optional and will not be used to affect your studies.|
|1917||The supplemental questions will ask about your current marital status (required for financial aid purposes), branch of service, and expected number of paid hours per week.|
The Submission page provides you with an opportunity to:
If you completed all the steps, you should see a "Submit My Application" button at the bottom:
You have now submitted your application. Please be sure to save the confirmation number and information shown on this screen. We recommend that you print that page for your records.
You should receive a confirmation email with additional information and the next steps.