Apply online or by the deadline date to ensure you receive critical services in time for the start of the semester. Be sure that you answer questions appropriate to the time you plan to attend. Keep in mind:
If taking a course at the college, or a Personal Growth class while in high school, you are considered a current high school student.
If you graduate prior to entering college, you are considered a new student.
Send your college transcripts to City, Mesa, or Miramar Colleges only if you need to validate a prerequisite or if you would like credit for a course completed at another institution. All transcripts must be official, sealed, and issued within the past twelve months.
SAT or ACT scores may let you skip taking the placement test. AP score reports may also help you receive college credit. Consult a counselor to learn more.
3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fee waivers, work study and student loans are available. We encourage all new and continuing students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for financial aid. The FAFSA is available at each of our college campuses or you can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov To be eligible for a Cal Grant, you must also submit a GPA verification form by March 2nd. You can find the GPA Verification form here: http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/gpaform.pdf
Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fee waivers, work study and student loans are available. To learn more, please contact:
The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) department also offers a variety of resources such as book grants, cash aid and emergency loans to qualified low income students. Please contact:
Mesa: (619 388-2706
4. COMPLETE ASSESSMENT, ORIENTATION & COUNSELING
Reading, writing, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and mathematics assessment tests help students enroll in the right courses and meet prerequisites. It is recommended that students planning to enroll in English, math or ESOL courses, or classes with English or Math prerequisites, take the assessment test to ensure proper placement.
Testing is generally available on a walk-in basis although some campuses may require appointments. Contact each campus for details.
Matriculating students who have been admitted to the college are expected to attend an orientation session before registering for classes. Orientations are also available online for City, Mesa, and Miramar College. If you are unsure about what classes to take, don't delay. Schedule an appointment to see a counselor as soon as possible. Counselors are available to help you create an educational plan tailored to meet your goals.
New students will receive an appointment to register via email or U.S. mail once an application has been submitted. Fully matriculated students (students who have attended an orientation, completed the assessment, and have an education plan) will receive a priority appointment to register via email once appointments have been generated.
Your enrollment fees must be paid by the deadline as stated in Reg-e or you will be dropped for non-payment. You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, e-Check, or you can pay by cash at the accounting office on campus.
7. GET YOUR STUDENT ID
The San Diego Community College District College Card (CSID) is your official Student ID, lab and library card. It will also provide you with access to student activities throughout the district and on campus. Student ID cards are mandatory and required at all times while on campus to conduct college business or upon request of staff.
Student ID cards will be issued in the Admissions Office at City, Mesa, and Miramar Colleges. There is no charge to first-time, returning and continuing students who have not previously received a picture ID card. There is a $5 charge for replacement Student ID cards.