Follow these steps to ensure your succcess at Cabrillo College.
Step 1: Apply for Admission
U.S. Students Apply >> International Students Apply >>
Please allow time to process the online application. We need to process your application
before you can register for classes.
Applying for admission is
Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid
Visit Cabrillo College Financial Aid >>
Apply Directly at www.fafsa.ed.gov >>
Financial aid can help you pay for mandatory college fees, textbooks, transportation, room and board and other educational expenses while attending Cabrillo. It would be well worth your time to explore what’s available. Applying is both free and confidential. For more information click on the links to the right.
Step 3: Complete the Online Orientation
Online Orientation >>
Matriculation Services >>
Whether you are a recent high school graduate, returning to college after years in a career, or attending college for the first time, our online orientation is a requirement. If you have completed orientation at another college, please provide documentation to Admissions and Records so we can update your record and so you will not lose priority registration.
Step 4: Take Assessment Tests
Do I Need Assessment?>>
If you are a first-time student with no prior college coursework, you need to assess for math, English or ESL course placement. If you have assessed at another college or have coursework in math, English or ESL, submit official test scores and official transcripts of that work to Admissions and Records so we can update your record so you will not lose priority registration.
Step 5: Start Your Education Plan | Meet with an Academic Counselor
Counseling Services >>
Identify your major early. Before you see a counselor for an education plan, you must attend an “Ed Plan” workshop. This two hour session will inform you of the components of an education plan and prepare you for your counseling appointment. You will leave the Ed Plan workshop with an “Abbreviated Ed Plan" to get you started. This will also maintain your priority registration.
After you have completed your “Abbreviated Ed Plan” you are ready to meet with a counselor. That 30 minute appointment will build upon your initial education plan and lead to a “Comprehensive Ed Plan” and lead you to your educational goals (degree, certificate or transfer).
Step 6: Register for Classes and Pay Fees
Continuing Students Register >>
New / Re-admit / High School Students Register >>
After you apply, we will send you a welcome letter by email within one week. Included in this email will be your Cabrillo Student ID number. You may use this number or your social security number to obtain your WebAdvisor username in order to register for classes.
Click on the links to the right for important registration dates and information.
Tip: Some courses have prerequisites. If you want to use courses taken at another college to meet the prerequisites, make sure the school sends your transcripts to us before you register. Learn more about sending us transcripts...