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All Students Welcome
Apply Today at Open CCCApply

Steps to Apply through open CCCApply (it's FREE!):

  • Anyone 18 years and older will need to verify their identity through

  • You can opt out but you may face delays as Cabrillo will need to verify your identity to process the application and award Financial Aid.

  • Your CA Coomunity College application creates your account at Cabrillo College, from there you'll be able to register for classes.

Here is your Digital Toolkit to CCCApply and

CCC Verification Guide, CCC Verification Infographic, CCC Troubleshooting Manual , CCC Contact List, and CCC Identity Proofing FAQs.

Will I be accepted?


Cabrillo Students enjoy:

  • No admissions tests

  • No minimum admissions requirements*

Please allow three (3) business days for your application to be processed. Then, look for an email from: with your Cabrillo student ID number. This email will also outline your next steps to register for classes.

ProTip: a physical home address in California is required in order to register for online classes, both credit and non credit. Enrollment fees are determined by your residency status.

* some Cabrillo programs like Nursing and the Honors Transfer Program do have eligibility requirements that must be met prior to taking classes in those programs.

Complete These Activities for an easy transition into Cabrillo Classes

Returning Student

Been over a year since your last class? You're a Returning Student.

  1. Apply for the current term to update your and activate your account

  2. Meet with an Academic Counselor to review your completed courses and educational goals

  3. Submit a change of major form, if needed

  4. Update your contact information

Personal Enrichment, Professional Development
  1. Clear course prerequisites, if needed

  2. Earn an earlier registration date, if desired

Transfer Student
  1. submit transcripts
  2. make an appointment with a Academic Counselor to integrate your completed course work into your current Cabrillo Plan.  
High School Student

If you'll be in grades 7-12 in the next semester, you're a Dual Enrolled student - taking classes at your school and Cabrillo at the same time.

English Language Learner

Cabrillo has classes for all levels of English as Second Language. Most offered for FREE!

International Student

If you're a resident from a country other than the United States, and coming into the country on an F-1 Visa, you are an International Student. Follow all the enrollment steps outlined for International Students 

Your Next Steps
After Your Application is Processed
  1. Once you have your Cabrillo student ID number, you'll be able to log into our student portal: MyCabrillo.

  2. To be the most prepared and earn an earlier registration date all students need to:

Be as prepared as you can be and know what classes to take to reach your goal.

These activities will help you select courses and register.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Strongly Encouraged

Visit Student Health Services to:

  • learn about vaccine options

  • make a appointment to get vaccinated

Vaccination is not required to register and attend classes; masking is required in all indoor spaces.