Welcome to the San Diego Community College District

Before you can register for classes, you must fill out a CCCApply college application to San Diego City, Mesa or Miramar College or the San Diego College of Continuing Education. Completing the online application is easy and free. (Click here for step by step instructions.)

At the bottom of the page you will see links to all four college applications. Students who apply to City, Mesa or Miramar College may attend classes at all three colleges.  Non-Credit students may attend classes at any of the seven SDCCE campuses.

You will receive an email confirmation when your application is processed. For more information about applying please visit our admissions page.

Who should apply?

  • Students who possess a high school diploma (or equivalent)

  • High School students looking to earn college credit while they obtain their high school diploma.  For more information on concurrent enrollment/CCAP, please visit our High School Information Page.

  • Returning or transfer students who have not enrolled in classes at San Diego City, Mesa or Miramar College within the last three consecutive semesters.

  • International students seeking an I-20 or F1 Visa status should go to the one of the following International Student links for more information: City College, Mesa College or Miramar College.

CCCApply ID.me Verification

Starting February 2, 2024, CCCApply will be integrating identity verification through ID.me. ID.me will help protect student identities and prevent fraudulent students from taking spots in classes at SDCCD.

Not all students won't be able to use ID.me:

  • No valid identity documentation from country of origin
  • No permanent address (housing insecure/homeless)
  • No internet access or a smartphone (incarcerated)
  • Minors (under the age of 18)

For students that aren’t able to use ID.me, there will be 24/7 student support that will allow you to connect via live chat to verify your identity.

Acceptable Documents for Identity Verification:

For us to verify your identity, you must provide two documents:

  1. One Photo Identification - For example: State identification (ID) card, Driver license, Permanent Resident Card, Passport, or Employment Authorization Document
  2. One Identity Document - Employment record (e.g. paystub), address verification (Any bill or financial statement showing your name and residence address), or Official birth certificate (with official translation, if any)

ID.me is the fastest and quickest option to verify your identity, so we highly encourage all students to use this expedited process.

Note: This is an optional requirement for students.

If you’re currently enrolled, these changes will not impact you at this time. They will come into effect if you have a lapse of enrollment over one year and need to reapply.

For assistance with ID.me, please contact the helpdesk at CCCHelp.info.


Recruitment of Service Members:

Per AP 5013 - Students in the Military and in compliance with paragraph 3.j.(3) of the Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Department of Defense, San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College and San Diego Miramar College and the San Diego College of Continuing Education prohibits high-pressure recruitment tactics such as 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.