Future Students

Future Students

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The San Diego Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students annually at its three, credit colleges, San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and seven campuses of the San Diego College of Continuing Education.

As the second largest community college district in California, San Diego Community College District offers more than 400 areas of study and programs of interest. Take classes at one our three, credit colleges, San Diego City, Mesa or Miramar colleges or take free non-credit classes at the San Diego College of Continuing Education. To see the full list of majors and programs offered, download the Careers Start Here Guide or pick one up in the Student Outreach Office on campus. The San Diego Community College District is committed to an educational environment that is free of discrimination. Lack of English speaking skills and/or visual or hearing impairment will not be a barrier to admission or participation in college programs. For more information fill out our student interest form or contact Student Services at 619-388-6924.



Visit the college websites to discover which college offers the right college experience and education for you.  

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San Diego City College Logo About City College City Degrees & Programs Student Life at City City Campus Map
San Diego Mesa College Logo About Mesa College Mesa Degrees & Programs Campus LIfe Mesa Campus Map
San Diego Miramar College Logo About Miramar College Miramar Degrees & Programs Student Life at Miramar Miramar Campus Map
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Once you've decided on which college you want to attend, follow the steps below to begin the enrollment process.

Note: The Vice Chancellor of Educational Services,or designee, shall be responsible for evaluating the validity of a student’s high school completion if the college or the United States Department of Education has reason to believe that the high school diploma is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education.

High School Students – There are special requirements for high school students. Go to the High School Students page for details.

International Students - There are special requirements for international students. Go to the International Students page for details.

Steps to getting started

Step 1: Apply Online

Create an OpenCCC account using a personal email (or login if you already have an account) and fill out the online application for any of the SDCCD colleges.

Step 2: Online Orientation

New student orientation gives you important information to help you succeed in college.

Orientation gives new students a strong start to college by providing planning, support, and guidance. Learn about important forms and tasks you need to complete before you start classes.

Step 3: Create/Update Your Education Plan with a Counselor

Students looking to earn a degree or certificate, or transfer to a four-year insitution, are highly recommended to meet with a counselor to develop and education plan.  Your education plan is your roadmap to complete your educational objective.

Even if you're not sure what you want to do, Counseling is there to help you find the right path for you.


City College Counseling
Office A-366

Mesa College Counseling
Office I4-303
Miramar College Counseling
Office K1-203
SDCCE Counseling
Contact Info

Step 4: Register for classes

You can enroll in classes online via mySDCCD during or after your enrollment appointment window.

For more information on registration, visit our registration information page.


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Counseling offices at San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar colleges offer a number of services to assist and facilitate academic, career and personal student growth. One hour counseling appointments are available to help students with educational planning, transfer planning, career planning and to discuss personal issues related to academic goals.

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Guide to Majors and Programs

San Diego City, Mesa, Miramar colleges, and Continuing Education offer endless possibilities for your career journey with a wealth of educational opportunities for pursuing your education. We strive to make our students successful by dedicating our resources to quality instruction and stellar support services.

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