First-Time College Student
You are a first-time college student if this is your first time attending any college.
- Call the Virtual Welcome Center at (562) 860-2451, ext. 2130. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm and Friday, 10 am to 1 pm. Application Workshops available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 pm to 5 pm.
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org NEW! First-time College Student step-by-step video tutorial!
Through the Early Success Program, first-time college students can receive fall PRIORITY ENROLLMENT if the Admission, Self-Report Tool, and the Falcon Edge Orientation steps are completed by May 5, 2021.
- Complete the admission's application by applying online.
- We recommend having official high school transcripts sent directly to Cerritos College Admissions and Records via email to email@example.com.
- Application Tutorial Video!
- Please visit Admissions Criteria to check your eligibility for admission. For our undocumented community, you may attend Cerritos College and pay in-state tuition if you qualify for AB-540.
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- 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).