Student Handbook to College

 Important Information - 04/24/2024

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Welcome to the San Diego Community College District!

This guide references key information students need while attending San Diego City, Mesa, Miramar College, and the San Diego College of Continuing Education.

Each student is responsible for knowing the information provided in the college catalog and schedule of classes about student rights and responsibilities, instructional programs, enrollment, transfer and degree requirements, and the policies and procedures of the San Diego Community College District.



As one of the largest of California’s 73 community college districts, the San Diego Community College District serves approximately 80,000 students annually at its three credit colleges, San Diego City College, Mesa College, and Miramar College, as well as seven campuses of San Diego College of Continuing Education.

The credit colleges offer associate degrees, while the credit colleges and College of Continuing Education offer career technical certificates that prepare students for transfer to universities and/or career pathways with higher paying jobs. In addition, Mesa College offers a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, and City College recently was approved to offer a bachelor’s degree in Cyber Defense and Analysis.


Applications are open for Spring 2024. Summer/Fall 2024 applications will open January 22, 2024

San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges and the College of Continuing Education use CCCApply as a common application to college at:


Admissions Requirements

Admission is open to anyone who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Persons 18 years of age or older or emancipated minors who do not possess a high school diploma or equivalent may be admitted by the college under provisional admission status.

  • Students under the age of 18 and have not completed their high school diploma (or equivalent) may be admitted as a special admit student (dual enrollment or CCAP). Note: Students under the age of 18 may not enroll at College of Continuing Education.

Relevant Policies:

In accordance with §76038 of the California Education Code, students seeking admission who have been previously expelled from a California community college within the past five years, or who are currently in the process of a formal expulsion hearing for any offense listed in AP 5010, Student Admission Status, 2.a.1-7, are required to inform the District.  Admission eligibility shall be determined in accordance with AP 5010, Student Admission Status.

Refer to the Academic Calendar of the upcoming term for the Admission Application deadline.

The Academic Calendar is available at

Students who apply by the deadline will register during open registration and will not receive priority for access to services.

Military Students


The San Diego Community College District prohibits the payment of any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance, and:

The District prohibits high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.

AP 5013 – Students in the Military

High School Students:

San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges offer eligible high school students the opportunity to earn college credit that can be applied towards associate degrees, certificates, and/or transfer requirements to a four-year college/university.  Concurrent enrollment is when a high school student enrolls in college classes (either online or on campus or at their High School) in addition to their high school studies. High school students must complete the online form: Supplemental Application for High School Students in order to attend college classes. Instructions are located online at:

High school students requesting concurrent enrollment may be admitted as “special part-time” students subject to the following criteria:

  1. Students must have completed the 10th grade.

  2. Students may enroll in fewer than 12 units and have their enrollment fees waived.

  3. Students will be assessed ALL enrollment fees if enrolled in 12 or more units for classes taught on college campus.

  4. All holds must be cleared before registration.

  • Enrollment in Physical Education classes will not be permitted.

  • The course is advanced scholastic or technical (college degree applicable).

  • The course is not available at the high school of attendance.

  • Students will be given college credit for all courses. Grades will be part of the student’s permanent college record.

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average each semester in all college work.

  • If the number of W, I, and NP units reaches 50% in any semester or session, the student will be academically disqualified. Students whose grade point average falls below 2.0 or who do not complete more than 50% of all units attempted will not be permitted to re-enroll without approval from a college counselor.

  • Persons who are under 18 years of age who do not have a high school diploma, and are not enrolled in a high school may be admitted as a special full-time student pursuant to Education Code §48800.5 subject to approval of the high school governing board and the college president where the student is planning to attend. Special full-time students will be admitted under provisional admission status.


California state law requires that each student enrolled in or applying for admission to a California community college provide information and evidence to determine his/her residence classification for tuition purposes.  The statutes regarding residence determination are found in Section 68000 of the CA Education Code and Title 5, Sections 54000-54072 of the California Administrative Code.  These regulations are available in the Admissions Office and are subject to interpretation by the college.

Exceptions to Residency Requirements

Several exceptions to the residency rules apply. They include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Active duty military personnel and their dependents stationed in California

  • Active military and dependents previously stationed in California, who are currently enrolled, and subsequently receive orders to change their duty station to out-of-state

  • Certain minors who remained in California when their parents moved

  • Self-supporting minors

  • Full-time employees of the college or a state agency, or a child or spouse of the full-time employee.

Welcome to College

Steps to Student Success

Apply for Admissions and submit an application for Financial Aid

Create an OpenCCC account using a personal email (or login if you already have an account) and fill out the online application for any of the SDCCD colleges.

Next, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) at

Be sure to reference the college’s school code when applying:

  • San Diego City College - 001273

  • San Diego Mesa College - 001275

  • San Diego Miramar College - 014172

Student Success and Support Programs (SSSP)

The goals of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) are to ensure that all students complete their college courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives through admissions, orientation, assessment, educational planning with a counselor, and student follow-up.

These services have been designed especially for students who intend to earn a certificate or degree or to transfer to a four-year college or university. However, the services are available to all students admitted to the college, and all students are encouraged to participate in the various services of the program.

The three components of the Student Success and Support Programs include:

  1. Self-Guided Placement

  2. Orientation

  3. College Education Planning

Self-Guided Placement (Assessment)

Assessment is a process that is designed to assist students in determining which English, math or English Language Acquisition (ELAC) courses they should start with, specifically identifying milestones in these areas. Assessment also helps students in meeting course prerequisites. Students may also meet course prerequisites based on other factors such as English and math course completion and high school performance.

  • Assessment via College Application (CCCApply)

Students who have graduated from a U.S. high school, or equivalent, will receive placement levels in English and math based upon high school performance information that is provided on the application for admission. Students will report cumulative, unweighted high school GPA, courses completed, and grades received in English and math courses.

  • Assessment via Placement Assistant

Students who have not graduated from a U.S. high school, completed the GED, or HiSet exam are eligible for this Self-Guided Placement Tool. The Placement Assistant will identify courses that students can enroll in using prior academic history. Students will report cumulative, unweighted high school GPA, courses completed, and grades received in English and math courses. Based on the information reported, students will receive an English and math placement milestone.


English Language Acquisition (ELAC)

The ELAC placement process is designed for students primarily educated outside of the United States in a language other than English. Students who feel they may benefit from taking an ELAC class before a college-level English class are eligible for assessment via placement assistant. The ELAC self-guided placement tool will identify courses that students can enroll in. Based on the information reported students will receive an ELAC placement milestone.

More information is available at the campus assessment/testing office or by contacting:

Placement results are available through mySDCCD at . Once logged in, click on the College Student Dashboard tile. Then on the left side of the screen select My Academics>View Milestone/Skill Level.


Orientation provides important information to students about the programs and services available at the college as well as strategies for student success. Orientation includes program planning. Non-Exempt students who have been admitted to the college are expected to attend an orientation session before registering for classes. Additional information is available in the Testing Office on campus.

  • City            619-388-3540

  • Mesa          619-388-2718

  • Miramar      619-388-7379  | 858-536-7379


Student Identification Number (Student ID)

To protect the privacy of student records, all students are assigned a 10 digit Student Identification number. This number will be required to access student records, all web services that currently require a student ID, AND to conduct other college business on campus.

  • Returning students who have missed more than one consecutive year (excluding summer session), or first-time students applying to San Diego City, Mesa or Miramar Colleges, will receive their Student ID number once their application to the college has been accepted. 

  • Picture Student ID cards will be issued to new and returning students who have not received a Student ID card (at no charge) in the college Admissions Office upon verification of enrollment and payment of fees.  Continuing students who have not previously had their picture taken must do so in the college Admissions Office to receive a picture Student ID card. 


The online services offered in include:

  • Enrollment – add, drop & withdraw from classes

  • Student’s current class schedule and waitlisted classes

  • Pay fees and view payment records

  • Enroll in a Payment Plan

  • Purchase a parking permit or Bus Pass

  • Purchase an Associated Students Membership

  • Wait List activities – adding, dropping and view

  • Wait List status

  • Pass/No Pass grading options

  • View Financial Aid

  • View attendance hours for tracking classes

  • View Milestones

  • Academic deadlines and calendar

  • Grade information

  • Academic history

  • Petitions to graduate

  • Ordering transcripts

  • View 1098-T tax information


Registration for all students (excluding current High School students) occurs online at: By using the online class schedule and the online registration system (mySDCCD), a student can enroll in any available course offered at ECC, City, Mesa, or Miramar Colleges. Instructions for the class schedule and online registration are available on campus and online at: .

Computers are also available for use at the Admissions Office and other campus locations. Students must have an ‘Active Application’ from CCCApply on file as of the admission application deadline to be assigned a registration date and time (students can enroll on or after this date and time at mySDCCD) Student applying after the deadline will be able to register during open registration.

Password Self-Service

After your application to City, Mesa and Miramar College has been processed through CCCApply, you will receive a welcome email with instructions on where to go ( and how to set-up your mySDCCD account.

On this page, you will be prompted to enter your ID number, date of birth, and email address.

  • User ID: This is your 10-digit User ID that was printed on your welcome email.

  • Date of Birth: This is the date of birth we have on file.  Please type this in the MM/DD/YYYY format. (e.g. June 01, 2000 would be 06/01/2000).

  • Email Address: This is the same email address we sent the invite email to.

Your password must include a combination of three of the four character types:

  • One uppercase letter (A - Z)

  • One lowercase letter (a - z) 

  • One number (0 - 9)

  • One special character (! $ @ # * %)  

Next you will be asked to select three security questions from the drop down menus and enter the answer into the fields below. 

  • Answers must be at least 4 characters in length.

  • The answers to the three security questions cannot be the same.

Students with a disability and require assistance with registration, should contact the Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Office on campus:

  • City:                 (619) 388-3513         

  • Mesa:   (619) 388-2780 or (858) 627-2780

  • Miramar:           (619) 388-7312 or (858) 536-7212



The San Diego Community College District reserves the right to change or cancel any course listed in the schedule in which enrollment is below the minimum.   In the event of cancellation, the college will make every effort to move students to another section of the course.



The college will not interrupt classroom instruction to deliver messages except in an extreme emergency.



The instructor may drop students who do not attend the first class meeting.  Students who cannot attend because of illness, religious observation, or a serious problem should notify the instructor.  Students who miss the first class meeting and do not plan to attend must log on to mySDCCD to drop the class to avoid receiving an "F" grade. 


City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges offer classes at off-campus sites throughout the community using facilities such as public schools, churches, hospitals, and offices.  Classes are held primarily in the evening to afford students the best access in terms of time and location.  Classes carry full college credit.


Students planning to transfer should ensure that courses completed online are accepted by the transfer institution.



In accordance with federal regulations, City, Mesa and Miramar colleges may not permit students residing outside of California to enroll in online classes without approval of the state where the student resides. Students residing in a non-approved state/territory are not permitted to enroll in online classes and will be dropped. Go to StatesNotPermitted.pdf for an up to date list of restricted states and territories.



Classes listed as Open Entry/Open Exit may be added throughout the semester.  Students should contact the Admissions Office for specific add/drop deadlines.


 Financial Aid and Fees

Money shouldn’t get in the way of getting a college education

Steps to Apply

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) at

Be sure to reference the college’s school code when applying:

  • San Diego City College - 001273

  • San Diego Mesa College - 001275

  • San Diego Miramar College - 014172


  • Financial Aid Bulletin

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

  • Return of Title IV (R2T4)


On a yearly basis, all financial aid applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or a California Dream Act application for all financial aid, including the California College Promise Grant (CCPG). To complete your FAFSA, go to  . To complete a California Dream Act application, use

FAFSA and California Dream Act Application materials are available on October 1st for the following academic year.

Deadline to apply: The Central Processing System (CPS) must receive your application by your last day of classes for the term or June 30th whichever date comes first.

A current Admission’s Application to the College must be on file before we can process your FAFSA or California Dream Act application. Complete the application at using your personal information as it appears on your Social Security card or our office will not be able to process your financial aid.


For Financial Aid Purposes, the following is used to calculate your financial aid eligibility:

Credit Hours

Enrollment Load (Old)

Enrollment Intensity (2024-2025)

Credit Hours

Enrollment Load (Old)

Enrollment Intensity (2024-2025)

12 (or more)




Three-Quarter Time














Less Than Half-Time










Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is available for students receiving Financial Aid. Students are encouraged to sign up for Direct Deposit in mySDCCD at:  and click on the link in “My Financial Aid”. Make sure your address is up to date in mySDCCD as your financial aid check will be sent to your mailing address on file. If you wish to pick-up your financial aid check on campus, you must contact the Financial Aid office to have this delivery option set up.

  • Many types of financial aid are available to students who qualify.  Students needing financial assistance must apply to receive consideration for federal grants and the work-study program.  Federal Work Study is offered on a first-come, first-served basis since college funds are limited.  For more information, students should contact the Financial Aid Office on campus.  

  • Students with extenuating circumstances, who cannot complete a FAFSA, should visit their campus Financial Aid Office.

  • The outline of fees paid by financial aid is available for students online in the mySDCCD student portal at:  Additional fees are the responsibility of the student.

  • Students can view their financial aid in the mySDCCD student portal at: in the “My Financial Aid” section.

  • Students should apply their financial aid in the Portal by clicking “Update Charges” or “Make a Payment” under “My Finances” after they have registered in classes.

  • Additionally, students must pay their health fees or they may be dropped from their classes.

  • Students awarded financial aid after paying their fees should contact the Accounting Office regarding any potential refund.

  • Financial Aid is disbursed to Student Accounting on Thursdays; Subsequently Student Accounting processes Financial Aid refunds to students. 

  • Refunds will be issued in the form of a check or Direct Deposit.

  • For questions about financial aid, contact the college Financial Aid Office immediately.


Enrollment Fee Assistance: California College Promise Grant (CCPG):

State law requires that students attending the college pay an enrollment fee. Students enrolled in credit classes are currently required to pay $46.00 per unit. The college offers the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), a state-funded program which will waive the enrollment fee for all eligible applicants. Students who are eligible for a California College

Promise Grant (CCPG) will be required to pay the health fee. The health fee will no longer be waived for students who are eligible for a CCPG other than students who are eligible for a CCPGA (TANF/ CalWORKs, SSI/SSP, or General Assistance).


Students may apply for the CCPG one of two ways:

CCPG Eligibility

If you are a California resident or have been designated an AB-540 student, you may qualify for a CCPG if any ONE of the following statements applies to your current status:

  • You have already qualified for financial aid, such as a Federal Pell Grant or a Cal Grant, which demonstrates that you have need as determined by Federal Methodology or California DREAM Act application. You must have at least $1,104 on “unmet” need to qualify.

  • You, or your parents in the case of a dependent student, are receiving TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families, SSI (Supplemental Security Income), or General Assistance/General Relief as main source of income at the time of enrollment.

  • You have a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that you meet the eligibility requirements of “certain disabled veterans, dependents of certain deceased or disabled veterans.”

  • You are a dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran of the California National Guard. You must submit a letter of certification from the California National Guard Adjutant General’s Office.

  • You are a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or a child of a recipient. You must submit documentation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • You are a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. Must submit documentation from the CA Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.

  • You are dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty. You must submit documentation from the public agency employer of record.

  • You have been exonerated of a crime by writ of habeas corpus or pardon. You must submit documentation from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

  • You meet the low-income standards or other special classifications fee waivers.

Eligibility requirements for the CCPG, in addition to income and residency requirements, students must maintain academic and progress standards to maintain California College Promise Grant (CCPG) eligibility.


Veterans’ benefits are available to all students who qualify. Veteran students may file for deferment at the time of enrollment to defer payment until their benefits arrive.  For information, contact the Veteran Affairs Office on campus.


  • All fees must be paid in full by the date indicated on mySDCCD or students may be dropped for nonpayment.  Fees may be paid by check, money order, cashier’s check, or Visa/Mastercard.

  • A cancelled check or Visa/Mastercard statement will serve as receipt.

  • If paying by check, or credit card, students may be administratively dropped if payment is not cleared by the bank; however, this will not relieve the student’s financial liability to the college.

  • If fees are being paid by a third party, (i.e., tuition assistance, State Department of Rehabilitation, employer sponsorship programs, scholarships, etc.), the student must contact the college Accounting Office to process paperwork and complete registration prior to the due date provided at the time of registration.

  • A $25 fee will be assessed for any returned check(s).

  • The college reserves the right to revoke check writing privileges.

  • Payment Plans are available in mySDCCD at: through TouchNet on select dates during the registration period.  Eligible students are allowed to pay their fees through monthly installments if they owe more than $250.  A 20% down payment, along with a nonrefundable $25 payment plan fee, is due at sign up.

Mandatory Fees

  • The enrollment fee is $46.00 per unit. Exemptions from the enrollment fee are available to students who qualify for the California College Promise Grant CCPG (see above)

  • Health Fee

    • ALL students, including CCPG recipients, are assessed a mandatory fee for health services (Mental and Physical Health) and accident insurance, whether or not they choose to use the health services or have their own private insurance.

    • The student health services fee is currently $20.00 per semester for Fall and Spring semesters, and $17.00 for the Summer Session. The student health services fee is not applicable to Intersession.

  • Note: All students, including CCPG recipients, who do NOT pay the mandatory Student Health Services fee may be dropped for non-payment.

Non-Resident Tuition

In addition to the enrollment and health fees, $331.00 per unit tuition is currently charged to students who are not residents of California for tuition purposes.

Baccalaureate Degree Program Fee:

A baccalaureate degree program fee shall be charged for all upper division coursework of $84.00 per unit.  This charge shall be assessed in addition to the current enrollment fee of $46.00 per unit, and the nonresident tuition of $304.00 per unit.

Student Representation Fee

All students are assessed a mandatory $2.00 student representation fee per semester. This fee is expended equally to support the: (1) Student Senate of California Community Colleges (SSCCC) and (2) colleges for the purpose of student advocacy efforts to Federal, State and Local governments.  Students have the right to refuse to pay the fee for religious, moral, political, or financial reasons.  This fee may be cancelled through mySDCCD.  For additional information regarding this fee, students should contact their Student Affairs Office on campus.

Optional Fees

Current Optional Fees

  • Automobile permits (Fall/Spring): $40.00 (hanger included)

  • Automobile permits (Summer): $29.00 (hanger included)

  • Carpool permits: $30.00

    • See College Police for information.

  • Motorcycle permits: $17.50

  • A.S. Membership: $8.00 per academic year. (Not available in the summer)
    The Associated Students are the center of campus involvement, connection and service, to enrich the experience of the entire student body. Membership in the Associated Students allows you to support campus clubs and organizations, create campus-wide activities and events, and advocate for student issues on local, statewide and national levels. Benefits of membership include:

    • One free transcript

    • Free or discounted admission to all AS sponsored events

    • Discounts to local retailers

    • Access to Scholarships opportunities

    • And more




  • To be eligible for a refund of fees such as enrollment, parking permit and/or tuition, students must use mySDCCD to either drop all classes or reduce their unit load by the refund deadline.

  • Primary session for Spring and Fall (16-week) classes, the refund deadline is the Friday of the 2nd week of the session. See the Academic Semester Calendar for all Primary session deadline dates .

  • Refund deadlines for Summer classes and all classes in non-primary sessions in Spring and Fall are located in the class search under the calendar icon (‘Deadlines’).

  • Refund deadlines are also located for a specific term at under “Class Deadline Dates”

  •  No refund is given for classes dropped after the published deadline.


Certain restrictions apply to students who have their fees paid by third party agencies.

  • Fee transfers may be granted after the refund deadline if switching a class within the same subject area.  Contact the Admissions Office for further information.

  • Refunds will be processed after the add/drop deadline.

  • Refunds will be mailed to the address of record or credited to the credit card used.

  • Permission Numbers processed after the refund deadline will not be eligible for a refund regardless of when a student begins attending.

  • No refund is given for classes dropped after deadline. 

Students with a valid address and do not have an obligation to the district will receive their refunds as follows:

  • Cash Refunds: Cash refunds will be processed only for cash payments.  There is a maximum amount for a cash refund.  Any balance remaining after the maximum has been processed will be refunded by a check mailed to the address of record.  Students must present a picture ID for a cash refund.

  • Check Refunds:  Payments made by check will be refunded by check mailed to the address of record.  There is a five-week waiting period from the date the check was processed.

  • Credit Card Refunds: All payments made by credit card are refunded in the form of credits returned to the credit card used. 

Visa/Mastercard Gift Card Refunds:  Payments made by gift card are refunded to the gift card used.  You must retain your gift card in the event you are due a refund.  If your gift card has been lost or stolen, you should contact the issuing company to reissue the card.  Be prepared to provide the issuing company with pertinent details regarding the card, such as account number, original load amount and original activation date.


  • Parking permits for the 16-week primary session may be returned to either the Accounting or college Police Office by the Friday of the second week of the session to be eligible for a refund.  

  • Students with classes other than primary session that are 16 weeks or longer must return their permits directly to the college Police Office by the Monday of the third week of the session.  

  • Students with classes less than 16-weeks must return their permits directly to the college Police Office by the Monday of the second week of the session.

  • Students with classes one week or shorter in duration should see the college Accounting Office for permit refund deadlines. 

  • For questions or further information, contact the college Police Office on campus. 



Students may add classes online until the ‘Last Day to Add’ published in the Online Class Schedule. Students will not be allowed to add classes beyond the published deadline.

To add a class on or after the class start date, students must obtain a permission number from the instructor via email, then add and pay for the class online or on campus at the Accounting Office. Instructor email are located in the Online Class Schedule when you click on the instructor’s name.

Students are not officially enrolled until the permission number has been processed, the 3 step enrollment process in mySDCCD is completed, and the fees are paid in full. 

If an instructor finds that a student has given their permission number to another student, the instructor should administratively drop the student who was not issued the permission number.



Registration may be administratively cancelled for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to pay all mandatory fees in accordance with the fee payment schedule;

  2. Using an Permission number issued to another student;

  3. Failure to meet the terms and conditions of a fee deferment or payment plan;

  4. Failure to meet academic or progress standards;

  5. Denial of a “Petition to Challenge a Prerequisite”

  6. Failure to meet a prerequisite or co-requisit requirement;

  7. Enrolling in an online course while residing in a state not approved by the Department of Education.


Auditing of classes is not permitted.  Students must be officially registered in all classes.


Students are responsible for the purchase of books and supplies as well as tools and materials for all classes. Financial assistance is available for students who qualify.  Contact the Financial Aid Office for eligibility criteria. To view the textbooks or supplies required for a specific course click on the class details button on that course in the online class schedule or for textbook information and approximate costs,

please visit


Students do not need the instructor’s permission to drop a class.  It is the student’s responsibility to drop by the published deadline. 

HOLDS (Service Indicators)

Students with a hold on their record will not be permitted to register until the hold has been cleared. No Exceptions!


Students now have access to My Planner, a tool to help them select classes from their education plan (academic requirements to graduate) and assign them to a specific semester(s). Log into mySDCCD, under My Classes, click on the My Planner link to get started.

Priority Registration

Consistent with state law and the goal of providing a fair and equitable registration system for all students, the San Diego Community College District has established the following priority system for assigning registration appointments.

Priority Groups

Group 1

  • Active Military & Veterans who meet the eligibility criteria*, current or former Foster Youth**or Homeless**, CalWORKs, EOPS and DSPS students, Intercollegiate Athletes***. Non-matriculated students are placed at the end of this group.

Group 2

  • Continuing Students who have completed orientation, assessment, and have an education plan (Abbreviated education plans only grant a student priority for 2 semesters.)

  • Continuing CE Advantage Students

Group 3

  • New & Returning Students who have completed orientation, assessment, and have an education plan (Abbreviated education plans only grant a student priority for 2 semesters.)

 Group 4

  • Continuing, New & Returning Students who have not completed all three services: orientation, assessment, and have an education plan.

 Group 5

  • Students with 100+ Units (Does NOT include Basic Skills units.)
    (Active Military & Veterans, current and former Foster Youth, and Homeless, Intercollegiate Athletes, CalWORKs, DSPS & EOPS students will receive first priority within this group.)

Group 6

  • Students with a Baccalaureate Degree (Active Military & Veterans, Foster Youth, Homeless Youth, Intercollegiate Athletes, CalWORKs, DSPS & EOPS students will receive first priority within this group.)

Group 7

  • Students who are academically disqualified or disqualified for lack of progress or who have not yet returned to good academic standing.
    (Active Military & Veterans, current and former Foster Youth, and Homeless, Intercollegiate Athletes, CalWORKs, DSPS & EOPS students will receive first priority within this group.)

Group 8

  • Students concurrently enrolled in High School


Within each priority group above, students are prioritized according to cumulative units, including transfer units. 

  • 50.0 – 72.0     

  • 30.0 – 49.9     

  • 15.0 – 29.9     

  • 00.0 – 14.9     

  • 72.1  – 89.9

  • 90.0+

Students who are Active Duty Military or Veterans, discharged within the past fifteen (15) years, may be eligible for up to 4 years of priority registration. Students should contact the Admissions or Veterans Office for additional information. A military ID card or DD214 will be required for verification.

 ** Current or former Foster Youth or Homeless under 25 years of age may be eligible for priority registration. For information, contact the College Financial Aid or Admissions Office.

 *** Intercollegiate Athletes participating and registered on a team roster may be eligible for priority registration. For information, contact the College Athletic Department.


Registration Limitations

  • When scheduling classes, there must be a ten-minute passing period between classes.

  • Students may not register for classes with times that overlap.

The maximum study load for:

  • Fall and Spring* - 20 academic units including exercise science activity units.

  • Summer - 12 academic units including physical activity units.


  • Students who do not meet the prerequisite(s) will not be allowed to register for the course.

  • For questions regarding prerequisites, contact the Counseling Office on campus.  Students who are processing Permission numbers are encouraged to process all permission numbers on the same day.

  • All classes entered the same day must be paid in full before mySDCCD will allow the student to add additional classes or process Permission numbers the following day.

  • Work Experience courses must be added using a permission number. Contact the College Work Experience Office for additional information.

  • To register for Apprenticeship courses, contact the City College Admissions Office at (619) 388-3475.

  • Restricted classes must be added using a permission number. For more information, contact the College Admissions Office.

  • After the session begins, students must obtain and process a permission number, issued by the instructor, PRIOR to the add deadline.

  • Students may not have more than 30 units of credit for basic skills coursework.  Registration will be blocked when this limit is met.  Students with a verified learning disability are exempt from this limitation (contact the DSPS Office for more information).

  • Registration will be blocked in any course where three withdrawals have been received. Vice President approval will be required for additional enrollment.


Spring & Fall Semester

12 units = full-time;

9 units = ¾ time;

6 units = ½ time


Summer Semester

6 units = full-time; 4 units = ¾ time; 3 units = ½ time

Study load requirements may vary at each college for financial aid purposes.  Inquire at your college Financial Aid Office for detailed information.


Students may not register for classes with times that overlap (includes 10-minute passing period).

Students may not enroll in two classes of the same subject and course number if the start and/or end date of one class overlaps with another class.


Students may place themselves on a class waitlist before the class start date, if the class is full with a status of ‘Wait List’.

After a class has started, students will only be able to add the class with a permission number from the instructor. Students in ONLINE courses, must contact the instructor via email if they wish to have their ‘Wait List’ priority considered. 


  • Students may place their name on only one waitlist for a specific subject and course number.

  • Students must meet course prerequisites to be placed on the waitlist.

  • Students who are on a waitlist and later choose to enroll in another class section of the same subject and course number will be required to remove themselves from the waitlisted class before they can ADD the similar class section.

  • Students can check their position number on the waitlist on mySDCCD.

  • Students have the option to remove themselves from the waitlist at any time.

  • There is a limit to the number of students allowed on each waitlist.


When a space becomes available in the waitlisted class:

  • Waitlisted students, who are eligible to enroll, will be auto-enrolled into the class if a space becomes available. An email will be sent to students after they have been added to the class. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the payment schedule.

  • Important: Students who are NOT eligible to enroll into a class:

    • Students with a hold or a time conflict will have 3 business days to resolve the hold or time conflict. After 3 days the student will either be enrolled in the class or dropped from the waitlist and the open seat will go to the next student on the waitlist who is eligible to enroll.

    • Students who fail to meet the requisites (check the ‘Class Details’), or who exceed the unit enrollment limit (20 units Fall, 26 Spring/Intersession, and 12 Summer), will be dropped from the waitlist when a seat becomes available and the open seat will go to the next student on the waitlist who is eligible to enroll. Students will need to adjust their units and place themselves back onto the class waitlist.  

If you are adding a waitlisted class with a permission number, you must drop yourself from the waitlist first. Be sure to keep your permission number in a safe place.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to check their email or mySDCCD for the status of their waitlisted class in order to pay fees in a timely manner. (Fees will need to be paid immediately, prior to the class start date and before the drop for non-payment date.

  • Students remaining on the waitlist after class begins MUST attend the first class meeting (or email the online instructor) to have their waitlist priority considered by the instructor. The faculty directory is located at:

After a class has started, students will only be able to add the class with a permission number from the instructor. Students wanting to enroll in an ONLINE course after it has started, must contact the instructor via email if they wish to have their Wait List priority considered. Faculty Directory: .

Information about your Classes


A summary of all Class Deadlines by start and end date are available at .


Important “Class Deadlines” (Add, Drop, Refund, P/NP, and Withdrawal) for each class are also listed under the Calendar Icon in the mySDCCD class schedule, or by hovering over the class dates or clicking the Class Details button.


Class deadlines include:

  • Receiving and processing permission numbers

  • Dropping classes with no “W” recorded

  • Refund of enrollment fees or non-resident tuition

  • Pass/No Pass grading option (if applicable)

  • Last day to withdraw


Classes are taught with different delivery methods (Locations): On-Campus, Off-Campus, Online (with and without scheduled meeting times), or a mix of In-Person and Online (Hyflex, Partially Online). Note that Partially Online classes will have at least one, and possibly many more meetings ON CAMPUS, please read the Class Notes.


The distinct types of class Locations are explained in this video:


The SDCCD online college class schedule displays classes offered at San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges, and can be found at . Detailed instructions (including a video) on how to use all the search tools is found when you open “HOW TO USE THE CLASS SEARCH”.


Class Status Definitions:

  • Open – Class is open for students to enroll and is before the first day of class.

  • Permission # Required – Class is currently in session and requires a permission number to enroll

  • Waitlist – Class is full, but has waitlist spots open

  • Full – Class is full, and the waitlist has no open spots

  • Closed – Add/Drop period has passed


Students enrolling in classes scheduled “To Be Arranged” (TBA) should read the class notes and consult their course syllabus. Students with questions should contact the course instructor. Instructor emails are available on the online schedule of classes.


The college catalog contains information regarding curriculum, course descriptions and prerequisites, as well as important college policies and regulations.  Catalogs are available in the college Bookstore or may be downloaded for free from the SDCCD website at: .


For students who want more from their college education, are highly motivated, and seek exceptional learning experiences, the Honors Program is for you.  For information, contact the Honors Coordinator on campus, or visit .

NOTE: Students enrolled in an Honors section (including an honors contract), may not transfer to the regular section after the drop deadline for the class. Petitions for Honors credit after the course has been completed will not be permitted.


Students may enroll in Independent Study 290 courses during the first week of classes.  An permission number will be issued by the appropriate department for processing on mySDCCD.


Courses that exclusively use digital materials are free of charge to students and therefore are not required to be purchased.  Note that there may be a low-cost option for print versions of digital materials.  Digital materials include, but are not limited to:  course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.


All prerequisites, corequisites, and limitations on enrollment as stated in the course descriptions of the college catalog will be strictly enforced at the time of registration.  Students who do not meet the requisite requirements according to the college’s records will not be permitted to register for the course.

The Prerequisite List is available at: .

  • Strictly for the purpose of clearing prerequisites, students may use unofficial transcripts, or grade reports from prior institutions strictly for the purpose of clearing prerequisites prior to registration.  Students should submit a completed Proof of Prerequisites or Corequisites form along with the transcript/grade report online to the college Counseling Office at

  • Education Plan

    • Official Transcripts from ALL other institutions must be on file to develop an Educational Plan or to have your records evaluated.

  • Assessment

    • Students may clear English and math prerequisites by placing at the required Milestone (skill level) after the assessment has been process through their application. 

Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge Procedure

Students who believe they have sufficient grounds may challenge a prerequisite, corequisite, or limitation on enrollment in a specific course (the student does not get units for a challenged class). A student may obtain a petition to Challenge online via the mySDCCD Support Desk and then selecting the Petition to Challenge form: . The completed petition with supporting documentation must be filed in the Admissions Office AT LEAST 10 working days prior to the start of the primary term/semester. Contact the Admissions Office for additional information.


  • Prerequisites are courses that must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better prior to registration in a specific course.

  • Corequisites are courses that must be taken the same semester as another course.

  • Limitations on enrollment are other restrictions that are stated in the catalog course description such as “not open to students with credit in . . .”

  • Advisories are departmental recommendations to be completed prior to enrolling in the course.  Advisories do not prevent a student from enrolling, but are strongly encouraged by the department for a student’s academic success.

Military Base Classes

Due to heightened security on military installations, a listing of all students attending classes on a military base will be provided to base officials for students to obtain entry onto the base.  The list will be provided by the district and will include all students and their student ID numbers enrolled in classes on the base, regardless of their affiliation or non-affiliation with the military.  For classes that meet at the San Diego Naval Base or Marine Corps Air Station Miramar or MCRD, non-affiliated civilian students are required to submit a Confidential Consent for Background Check form in order to clear access to the base. Interested students should go to go to .  Note that classes offered on military bases may be relocated at any time during the semester.



  • Grades are available on mySDCCD:    

  • Final grades are available approximately 2 weeks after the end of classes.


There are courses in which Pass/No Pass grades are used exclusively; these are designated in the catalog course description by the statement “Pass/No Pass

Only.” In addition, there are courses which cannot be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis; these are designated in the course description by the statement “Letter Grade Only.” Some courses may be taken for either “Pass/No Pass” or “Letter Grade.’

Consistent with District policy, a student in good standing may elect to be graded on a Pass/No

Pass basis in courses where there is an option. A grade of “Pass” (P) shall be awarded only for work which otherwise would have received a grade of “C” or better. Work that would have received a “D” or “F” will be graded “No Pass” (NP). The units earned will be counted in satisfaction of program requirements, but will be disregarded in determining a student’s grade point average. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should review the Pass/No Pass acceptance policy of the transfer institution prior to requesting this grade option.



Graduation and Transfer

Graduation from the SDCCD is not automatic.  Students who expect to receive an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement must Apply for Graduation online at: If you need assistance, please contact the college Evaluations Office.

Evaluations Office

Office A-341

Office I4-306

Office K1-207

See the college catalog for additional information regarding graduation requirements and deadline dates or visit

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

IGETC is a general education pattern that will fulfill all California State University (CSU) campuses and most University of California (UC) campuses/majors.  It is also accepted by some private/independent or out-of-state universities. IGETC is usually recommended for students who intend to transfer to a UC campus, or who are not yet sure of where they plan to transfer.

Go to for more detailed information.


Credits from other regionally accredited institutions, and credits for nontraditional education may be accepted for transfer credit after evaluation by the District evaluators. The District will not accept transfer credits from another institution that do not meet the equivalent standards and student learning outcomes of an equivalent course taken at City, Mesa or Miramar colleges. For more information refer to the policies and procedures in the catalog or online at:


Services and Information for Students

Associated Students Membership

Membership in the Associated Students organization entitles students to many services, benefits, and discounts.  An AS College membership may be purchased for $8.00 per academic year for Fall and Spring. A.S. memberships are not available in the Summer.  Information about A.S. services is available at the Student Affairs Office on campus.

Animals on Campus

Animals are not permitted on campus with the exception of service animals for persons with disabilities. Refer to Administrative Procedure (AP 3105.2) Service Animals.     

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center offers educational programs for children two to five years old.  Enrollment is limited to children of parents currently attending classes.  Parents must participate at the center and enroll in required classes.  For more information, contact the Child Development Center on campus.






619-388-7851 or 858-536-7851

Continuing Education for Nurses

Continuing education for nurses is offered at City and Mesa Colleges.  Classes are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).  For additional information, contact the Nursing Education Office on campus.


Professional counselors are available on campus both day and evening to assist students with their educational and career planning needs. For additional information, contact the Counseling Center on campus. 







Educational Planning with a Counselor

An education plan is an important tool to assist students in successfully attaining their goals without wasted time and effort. Counseling and career planning services are available to help students make informed choices concerning the programs and courses available.

The education plan is an agreement which contains the official requirements for graduation and/or transfer. All official transcripts of prior college work must be on file and evaluated before an official education plan can be prepared. Transcripts from foreign institutions are not required. See the Graduation section of the catalog for graduation filing requirements.

Education plans outline a suggested pathway for a student to take based on their major, transfer plans or other pertinent objectives. These plans allow students to determine how long it will take to complete a program of study and to be sure that all program requirements can be met within a particular period of time. The student should review their education plan periodically with a counselor as goals or objectives change.


Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)

Through inclusive, accessible, and equity-driven programs, Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) fosters high-quality learning opportunities for students. We support the social, educational, and career journeys of students with disabilities by meeting them where they are, building on their strengths, and by supporting the districtwide community to increase goal achievement for and with people with disabilities.

To apply for services, please visit:



Room A-122, 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101  
(619) 388-3513 | 


Room 14-405, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111  
(619) 388-2780 |


Room K1-204, 10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92126

(619) 388-7312 |


Please visit to view DSPS contact information for each of the six Continuing Education sites.

Dean of DSPS at (619) 388-1965

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)


Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) help educationally and economically disadvantaged students achieve their higher education goals.  EOPS book grants, student success workshops and counseling are available to eligible students.

To be eligible for EOPS, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a California resident or AB540 eligible

  • Be enrolled full time, 12 or more units each semester

  • Not have completed more than 69 degree-applicable units

  • Be educationally disadvantaged

  • May not have earned a college degree

For more information, contact the EOPS Office on campus.

Extended Opportunity Program (EOPS)

City College

Office A-354

Mesa College

Office I4-309

Miramar College

Office K1-305

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

EOPS students who are single parents receiving public assistance can also access the CARE program, an acronym for Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education. The CARE program offers additional support services so students can transition from welfare dependency by securing the education, training, and marketable skills needed for self-sufficiency and upward social mobility.

NextUp (also known as Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support CAFYES)

The NextUp program, also known as Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support, is another EOPS program, a program targeting the nearly 13,000 current or former foster youth enrolled in California’s community colleges. Next Up/Guardian Scholars offers a range of services and resources to help current and former foster youth increase their confidence and ability to become successful, college-educated individuals.

Independent Learning Center

The Independent Learning Center provides individualized learning experiences for students wanting to improve academic skills or augment in-class activities.  For more information, contact the ILC on campus. Note: The use of district computer equipment is limited to district staff and students.

Independent Learning Center (ILC)

Office R-106

Office LRC

Office L-104


The college Records Office maintains student academic records including educational plans, transcripts, and other pertinent academic documents.


  • All coursework completed at San Diego City, Mesa or Miramar College is included on one transcript. The first two transcripts issued are free of charge. Thereafter, transcripts cost $5.00 each.

  • A student may order an official transcript of record online or in person.



  • Current students can order transcripts through mySDCCD at: or directly through Parchment at:

  • Former students of San Diego City, Mesa or Miramar Colleges, or those who do not have an mySDCCD account, may order directly through Parchment at:

  • Transcripts ordered online will be mailed in 1-2 business days.

  • If the receiving institution accepts electronic transcripts, the transcript will be sent electronically the same day. 

  • Unofficial Transcripts may be obtained by current and former students at:

  • Requests will not be processed if students have outstanding holds preventing the release of the official transcript.

  • All official copies of the student's permanent record are in the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will certify only to the accuracy of the records prepared by and issued directly from that office to

  • Transcripts sent from our college to another institution are considered to be official.  Transcripts presented by a student are considered to be unofficial unless sealed and noted to be official on the outside of the envelope.

Parking and Transportation

Parking Permits

Parking permits are available for purchase during registration at the college Accounting Office or on mySDCCD at

  • Parking permits are required to park at City, Mesa, Miramar College, and ECC Continuing Education Center lots at all times.  Cars parked on campus between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am require an overnight permit issued by campus police. 

  • Students may NOT park in faculty/staff lots at any time, with or without a permit.

  • Day permits are available in most student lots. Click on the College Police Parking web page for details:

  • Students who own a valid, state issued disabled placard are NOT required to purchase a student parking permit.

  • Only one parking permit is needed to park in the City, Mesa, Miramar, and ECC College lots.

  • Permits are only valid for the current semester.

    • Semester permits are valid beginning the first day of the semester through the last day of the semester.

    • Automobiles without a permit will be cited!

  • Permits will be mailed if purchased on mySDCCD during registration. Permits purchased on mySDCCD one week prior to the beginning of any semester MUST be picked up in the College Police Office.

NOTE: Your Student ID card or Government Issues Photo ID is required to pick up your parking permits.

A permit does not guarantee a parking space. Students must park in student lots only. No parking in faculty/staff lots.

  • Bicycles must be parked only in designated bicycle racks. Students are not allowed to ride bicycles or motorized bikes on campus. Violators are subject to disciplinary action.

  • Motorcycles must display a motorcycle permit and be parked in designated motorcycle parking.

Bus and Trolley Pass (MTS)

Students who are enrolled in 7 or more units are eligible for discounted bus and Trolley passes, good for unlimited transit trips all semester long! Transit passes are available for purchase at the City, Mesa, and Miramar College Accounting Offices.

  • Semester Pass - $178.00 (as of Fall 2023)

  • Monthly Pass - $57.60

  • All students with a discounted college pass must travel with their current, valid student photo ID card.


Accounting Office

Phone Number



Office A-256



Office I4-106



Office K-205


 College transit passes use the PRONTO system. Students can choose to use a physical PRONTO card or the PRONTO mobile app. (Students must choose either the card or the app; both cannot be used within the same semester.) PRONTO cards are available at the Student Accounting office on campus.  Students who want to use the mobile app should download the app and set up an account prior to purchasing their pass.  Get the PRONTO App by searching for "PRONTO San Diego" on Google Play or App Store.  

Plan your trip to campus. For additional questions, visit the MTS website.  

 Code of Conduct

All students have the right to a campus learning environment free from interference or disruption. Students, visitors and volunteers are expected to adhere to all policies and procedures of the district as well as all federal, state and local laws.

Students are subject to charges of misconduct and removal for violation of the Student Code of Conduct including, but not limited to the following acts:

  • Academic misconduct or dishonesty; cheating.

  • Use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source; plagiarism.

  • Forgery, alteration, falsification or misuse of campus/ district documents.

  • Theft or damage to district property.

  • The physical or verbal disruption of instructional or student activities.

  • The physical, verbal or written intimidation or harassment of such severity or pervasiveness as to have the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment.

  • Any expression which is obscene, libelous or slanderous.

  • Physical altercation or threats of violence including assault, or battery upon a student or district personnel on district premises.

  • Unlawful conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual assault or physical abuse including but not limited to rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

  • Possession of weapons, explosives, or objects which may be used as weapons or to threaten bodily harm.

  • Failure to comply with directions of staff members of the district who are acting within the scope of their employment.

  • Use, possession, distribution, or sale of alcoholic beverages on campus.

  • Use, possession, distribution, manufacture or sale of narcotics or other hallucinogenic drugs is prohibited on district premises.

Students Right to Know

Complaint Process

The San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges and Continuing Education are committed to an educational environment that is free from interference and disruption, and that fosters equity and mutual respect.

Students may file a complaint when they believe that a College faculty or staff member has violated the following Board Policies and Administrative:

  1. Student Rights, Responsibilities, Campus Safety and Administrative Due Process: Policy 5500

  2. Student Grievance: Procedure 5530

  3. Student Discipline: Procedure 5520

  4. Honest Academic Conduct: Procedure 3100.3

  5. Prohibition of Harassment: Policy 3430

  6. Nondiscrimination: Policy 3410

  7. Fraud/Whistle Blower: Policy 6125

  8. Grade Challenge: Procedure 3001.2

Board Policies and Administrative Procedures are available to Individuals online at

Most complaints, grievances or disciplinary matters should be resolved at the campus level. Individuals are strongly encouraged to make every attempt to resolve matters through the appropriate administrative processes.

To File a Complaint, please visit:

The San Diego Community College District's Colleges comply with U.S. Copyright Law and follow the SDCCD Copyright Guidelines as procedures for implementing this copyright policy. Visit  for information regarding penalties for unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, unauthorized peer-to-peer sharing and what constitutes unauthorized activity, and read SDCCD Guidelines for Use of Copyrighted Material.   

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)

San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges and Continuing Education are committed to providing a drug-free workplace and campus environment to its students and employees. The district has a comprehensive drug and alcohol prevention program that includes information and available services on campus and in the community. The DAAPP page ( ) contains information related to the unlawful use, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs, the health risks related to the abuse of alcohol or drugs and the counseling and treatment programs available to students.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA specifies that students' educational records cannot be released without written consent of the student or a court order. In addition, it defines the term "educational records" and specifies who can access such records.  View the PDF for complete details on FERPA:

To grant access to your records, download the Consent to Release Student Educational Records at and return the signed form to the San Diego Community College District, Student Services office, at 3375 Camino del Rio South, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108-3883 or submit a signed form online at .

Free Speech

Free speech areas have been recommended on the college campuses to maximize the opportunity for free discussion and expression, while minimizing the potential for disruption of classroom and college activities. Information concerning free speech areas is available in the Dean of Student Affairs Office on campus.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention (Title IX and Campus SAVE Act)

San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar College are committed to support all regulations under Title IX. Title IX states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” – 20 USC 1681 

San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in employment, as well as all education programs and activities, and protect all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. These procedures are used when a complaint concerns discrimination on the basis of gender, including sexual harassment. 

The sexual harassment of students, including sexual coercion, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, is a form of sex discrimination and interferes with students’ right to receive an education free from discrimination and harassment.

Sexual assault, as that term is used in this section, encompasses several physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. A person may be unable to give consent due to their use of drugs or alcohol or because of an intellectual or other disability.

A number of different conduct falls into the category of sexual assault, including rape, sodomy, fondling, and sexual assault with an object. All such acts of sexual assault are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX.

Further information and procedures for filing a formal complaint of discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual harassment are found online at  

You may also file a complaint with the District’s Title IX Coordinator: 

Amber Eckert

Title IX Coordinator


Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires all colleges and universities to provide their students access to certain information to which they are entitled to as consumers. Under these regulations, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar College and Continuing Education annually distribute to all students a notice of the availability of consumer information. Please visit: for general college information, financial assistance information, health and safety notices, student right to know statistics, and gainful employment.

Campus Safety

Campus Emergency Messages

In case of a campus emergency or college closure, students should check the district web site for up-to-date information at:

  • The district will ONLY communicate college emergency information through emergency cell phone numbers.

  • To add an emergency cell ‘Phone Type’, log into mySDCCD at, click the college student dashboard> my personal information> personal information> phone numbers.

Campus Safety Report and Clery Act

The San Diego Community College District Police Department publishes an annual safety report titled “Safe and Sound” located at: . This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus safety, campus safety statistics and student right to know information. 

College Police

The College Police Office is responsible for rendering first aid and assistance to all persons, along with enforcing laws on or about the campus.  It is also responsible for administering the campus parking program, lost and found, crime and loss reports, and other related services.  The campus is patrolled 24 hours a day and the Police Office is open as follows:

Enforcement Hours – Parking permits are required to park in the City, Mesa, Miramar, and ECC parking lots at all times. This includes noon to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Cars parked on campus between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. require an overnight permit issued by campus police.

College Police are available to provide escort, dead battery and vehicle lockout service during regular hours of operation as published above.   Students should go to the College Police Office for assistance at the following locations:

City: V-100      Mesa: Q-100   Miramar: T-100

Escorts and police services at other locations are available anytime by calling College Police Dispatch at (619) 230-2808 or (619) 388-6405.