First-Time College Student

 You are a first-time college student if this is your first time attending any college.


  • The SRT is now accessible from the MyCerritos portal and here are the instructions. You can complete this online without the need to schedule an appointment or come to the campus.
  • The Self-Report Tool (SRT) provides students with the opportunity to place into English, reading, math or ESL (English as a Second Language) courses based on their United States high school records. There are two SRTs: one for English/reading/ESL and one for math.
  • Please visit the Assessment Center for more information.

New students are required to complete Orientation before enrollment.

  • To sign up for a Falcon Edge Orientation, you must have a current Cerritos College Student ID number. Be prepared to stay the entire length of the 2 ½ hour presentation, in addition to a 30-minute one-on-one counseling appointment.
  • Upcoming Zoom Falcon Edge Orientations
  • You can sign up online or contact the Counseling Department at 626-869-9419 or 714-494-9247 to reserve your spot.
  • After receiving your enrollment appointment through MyCerritos, you may enroll online at MyCerritos on or after your scheduled time.
  • Be sure to pay all fees. Students who receive financial aid must follow the same fee schedule when paying lab fees, Cerritos College Student Activities (CCSA) fee, and the Health fee.

After getting settled into your first semester, meet with a counselor every semester. Counselors are available to assist you with your educational planning year-round. Visit the Counseling Department to learn how to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

That's all there is to it. Congratulations!
Welcome to Cerritos College!

If you need accommodations with any of these activities due to a disability, please visit Student Accessibility Services (formerly Disabled Students Programs and Services—DSPS).