Follow these steps to ensure your succcess at Cabrillo College.
Step 1: Apply for Admission
U.S. Students Apply >> International Students Apply >>
Allow us 2 business days to process an 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 in your life, our online orientation is an opportunity to become familiar with the new language and expectations of college. Click on the links to the right for more information.
Tip: If you apply and complete Orientation and Assessment early, you get extra perks, like registering for classes earlier.
Step 4: Take Assessment Tests
Do I Need Assessment?>>
If you are a first time student with no prior college coursework, you need to take the Assessment Tests. If you are not, skip to Step 5.
Assessments are required for all new students if you intend to take Math, Biology, Chemistry or English courses; enroll in more than 6 units; or satisfy Math/Biology/Chemistry/English prerequisites. Click on the links to the right for more information.
Step 5: Meet with an Academic Counselor
Counseling Services >>
It it important to meet with a counselor to develop a educational plan that will help you be successful. Cabrillo College has support services available for all students, and we encourage all students to be proactive in seeking suppport for their educational needs. Click on the link for more information. If you have attended other colleges, please send us official transcripts from your previous school(s).
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...