Application Information

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Cuyamaca College!

New student applications are available according to the following schedule:


Term Applications Open Term Begins
Spring 2024 September 4, 2023

January 29, 2024

Summer 2024 October 16, 2023

June 10, 2024

Fall 2024 October 16, 2023

August 19, 2024









You need to apply if:

  • You have never been a student at Cuyamaca or Grossmont College.
  • You have not been in attendance at either college for at least two consecutive semesters.
  • You submitted an application for a future semester and wish to attend a current one.

Please Note:

  1. Your application is valid for one academic year. You do not need to apply for multiple terms.  (e.g.: if you applied for Fall 2020, you do not need to apply for Spring 2021)
  2. If you previously applied through CCCApply, you will need to create a new user name and password for OpenCCC. Your old user name and password will not be valid in the new system.
  3. New students only:


    See the Enrollment Priority page


    to learn how to get an earlier registration date and become fully enrolled.

Social Security Number:

Social Security numbers are no longer used as student ID numbers.  Students will be assigned a unique 7-digit ID number.  However, Social Security numbers are still important and required for Hope and Lifelong learning (1098T) tax form, Financial Aid and Board of Governor Fee Waiver (BOGW) transactions. 

International Students:

If you are an International (F-1 Visa) student seeking admission to Cuyamaca College as a full-time student, access our International Student page


which will provide you further information on how to apply. 


Technical Support:

If you need any technical assistance with the online application please contact Technical Support at, call 1-877-247-4836 or go to the OpenCCC help web page