First Time College Students
At Cuyamaca College, we are committed to helping you achieve your academic goals,
no matter what they may be. Whether you're looking to earn a degree, transfer to another
institution, or jump-start your career, we have the resources and support you need
Getting started is easy - just follow our simple steps to enroll, and you'll be on
your way to a brighter future in no time. With our focus on student success and our
commitment to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment, you can be
confident that you'll have everything you need to achieve your dreams. So why wait?
Start your future today at Cuyamaca College!
Steps to Enroll
Apply for Admission to Cuyamaca College. Applications take between 24 to 48 hours
to process, before the student will be active. Students will remain active until they
miss two consecutive terms. If this occurs, students will have to reapply using the
same application account initially created. Apply Today
- Apply for Financial Aid
Explore Financial Aid Options
- Online Orientation
The online orientation is a series of videos designed to introduce you to the college
of your choosing. Below you will find directions and a How-To video to help you access
and complete the orientation for Grossmont or Cuyamaca.
Complete the online orientation
- Placement Assessment
A placement assessment questionnaire is used to place new students into appropriate
levels of Math and English or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
Get your placement
- Online Advising
This online advising can be accessed by logging into Self-Service. This interactive virtual advising session will assist you in creating your initial
- Register for Classes
Learn How to Register for Classes
- Pay Fees
Explore Payment Options
- Attend Class
Attend the first day of class. Students who are not present on the first day of class
may be dropped.