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Steps to Apply

Great news! Applying to Cuyamaca College is absolutely free and can be done online through OpenCCC.


You need to apply if:

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

After you submit your application, it will typically take between 24-48 hours to process.


Applying to Cuyamaca College has never been easier, so start your application today and take the first step towards your academic future.

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What to Expect After You Apply

After creating your OpenCCC account and submitting your application to Cuyamaca College, you can expect to receive two emails from the admissions office. 


The first email is a confirmation that your application has been received. It typically takes 24-48 hours for your application to be processed. 


The second email contains critical information, including your student ID, Self Service username, and temporary password. This email is crucial as it allows you to complete the next steps in the admission process.


If you don't receive either email, please contact the admissions office before you consider resubmitting your application to identify and resolve the issue.

Admissions Guides

Follow one of our step-by-step admissions guides for detailed instructions on how to apply.

First Time College Student

Former College Student

Current High School Student

International Students

Veterans / Military

Undocumented Students


Admissions and Records

Student Services Building
Room G-102


Mon - Thurs: 8 am - 5 pm

Friday: 9 am - 1 pm

Phone: (619) 660-4275


Mailing Address:

Cuyamaca College
Admissions and Records
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019

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