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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.
  1. Complete Online Orientation
    1. Watch this video to learn how:

You must complete the following 3 steps to register for classes. This video will show you how to complete steps: 1. Online Orientation 2. Placement Tool3. M...


  1. Complete Placement Tool
    1. Watch this video to learn how:

How to complete your Placement Tool


  1. Sign up for Educational Plan 
    1. You will have an opportunity to meet with a Rio Hondo Counselor to select your classes for Fall 2023. 
    2. Click on this link to sign up: 
  1. Complete your FASFA OR California Dream Act Application ASAP
    1. If you miss the March 2nd deadline, please submit it as soon as possible to be eligible for the Rio Promise. 

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 Hinojos

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

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

Email: [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

Steps to Apply and Enroll


Annette Monge-Hermosillo: [email protected]

Salote Wailase: [email protected]

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.


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.

  • The SRT is now accessible from thMyCerritos 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.


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).



If you have any questions:

Call the Virtual Welcome Center at 562-860-2451, Ext. 2130

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm & Friday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Email to [email protected]