You can apply for admission to a California community college online right now. The online application is easy to use and it's completely free. Currently, about 90 percent of the California community colleges use this online application, so you can apply to several community colleges at once using the same application. You can find all the participating colleges at www.cccapply.org. Other colleges can be reached by visiting their websites.
Once you are enrolled at a California community college, there are a variety of resources and tools available to help you get on and stay on the fast track to reaching your educational goals. One of the newest resources is the Step:Forward website. Through a combined effort of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the Foundation for Community Colleges, Step:Forward was launched to help students clearly define their educational goals, stay on track, and take the most direct route from start to finish. The program was also designed to help students understand the new requirements around and benefits of priority registration. To learn more, visit the Step:Forward website, at StepForward.cccco.edu.