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Community College Resources

California Community Colleges is a system of two-year public institutions, composed of 115 colleges statewide organized into 72 districts, serves more than 2.5 million students and represents the largest system of higher education in the world.

  • Filing period is in the Spring of senior year.
  • Involves a simple application.
  • SAT or ACT is not required.
  • English & Math Assessment tests required for placement.
  • Prepares for technical/vocational occupations, AA or AS degree or option to transfer to a 4 year institution.
  • to complete application.

ATTN Senior Lancers that have already completed all steps to enroll at Rio Hondo College with the Rio Promise:

Priority Registration started last week: April 2021

Rio Hondo is now offering Ed Plans via Zoom! Students must have access to the internet and a computer/iPad. For those lacking access, Mrs. Mayra Campos can help you get set up with individual phone appointments. 

Also, the Rio Promise Deadline has been removed. All students who have completed all matriculation steps prior to April 9th will be able to register on April 9th. All other students will be able to register a day after they clear their holds. Please see the attached flyer for further instructions on how to register for a one to one with a Rio Counselor.

They look forward to hearing from you! Stay Safe!

In efforts to support students with their transition from high school to college during this challenging time, Fullerton College has created a series of videos to guide students with the necessary steps needed to qualify for Promise and receive two years of free tuition.

Please click the following link to find the series of videos: Educational Partnerships and Outreach Website<>

Additionally, our Fullerton College representative is here to assist you via email, Zoom meetings, and google phone call and/or text with any questions/concerns you might have or if you simply would like to check if you are on track to completing all the necessary steps. Please see below for her contact information and virtual office hours:

Kathryn Hinojosa

Schedule a One-on-one appointment via Zoom/Phone:

Google phone number (calls or text): (562) 448-2288


Steps to Apply and Enroll


Annette Monge-Hermosillo:

Salote Wailase:

Computers are available in the Student Services Center for your convenience. Please browse the information and tips below to ensure you're ready to begin the application process. For important dates and deadlines, be sure to check out our Academic Calendar.

Before You Start Your Application

  • Have your social security number ready, if you have one. (If you have a DACA issued social security number, do not include it in your application)
  • Collect the names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges attended.
  • Have a valid email address ready, one that you check frequently. This is where we'll send follow-up information about your application. If you do not have one, we recommend that you create an email account prior to applying.
  • (If applicable) Have your permanent resident card ready.

After You Submit Your Application

  • Be sure to check your email regularly. You will get a welcome email confirmation 1-2 weeks after you submit your application containing very important information (such as a confirmation code that you will need in the future). This message will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered with the CCCApply website.
  • Once you have been assigned a Mt. SAC identification number and username (provided in your Welcome Email), you will need to set up your Mt. SAC Portal in order to enroll for classes and view other important information.
  • Sign up for a Mountie Fast Track Info Sessions - Got questions? These Information Sessions were created to answer your questions and assist you in getting started at Mt. SAC! Register online at
  • Before you can register for classes, you must complete the entire enrollment process.  Click through the buttons at the top of this page to learn about each step in the process.

 If you have questions about your application, contact our Admissions and Records office at (909) 274-4415 or visit Admissions online.


Cerritos Cares is a centralized place to connect students to campus resources. We want Cerritos Cares to be your first stop for all things students!


In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of students and employees at Cerritos College, the Counseling Office will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Counseling services will continue to be offered virtually.

For quick questions about course and degree offerings, course prerequisite information and general certificate, degree, and transfer requirements:

Select Submit a Question to leave a message for a Counselor 

OR select Virtual Counseling Drop-In for assistance from an available Counselor

Virtual Counseling Appointment ​can be scheduled to discuss more complex issues such as selecting a major, developing an education plan, dropping classes, or academic or progress probation.

For general questions, please email, call or text                                                                                                              Vanessa Salas at (626) 869-9419                                                                                                                                                    or                                                                                                                                                Sara Chavez at (714) 494-9247

The Counseling Office is committed to your continued success and we look forward to serving you online.  We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. 


Counseling Team