Admissions & Records

Student Services Center, Room 115
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 215-6027
Fax: (510) 412-0769

Office Hours:  

Monday through Thursday:
8 a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Friday – 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Open the first Wednesday of every month until 6pm

Contra Costa College students studying

We are happy that you have chosen Contra Costa College to continue your education!

We look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals in the most efficient way possible.

Applying for Admission If you are a new student, new transfer student, returning or returning transfer student, the first step is to complete an online application.  Continuing students (those who were enrolled in the previous term) do not need to submit a new application.

Who is Eligible for Admission? You are eligible for admission if any of the following apply:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You are a high school graduate
  • You have passed the California High School Proficiency Exam, and have been awarded a Certificate of Proficiency by the State Board of Education
  • You are a secondary school student in grades K-12 and are recommended by your principal or designee to enroll in college level courses
  • You are an international student who has been accepted for admission
  • You are an indentured apprentice enrolled in related training programs

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Fast Facts for Credit Students


Applying creates and activates your student record. It allows you to register for classes and receive a grade (credit). Students who do not wish to receive credit may choose a noncredit option later, but still must apply and enroll.

How to Apply

Use the online application or download the print application (click here). If using the print application, print and complete the PDF application and:

  • Admissions and Records Office in the Student Services Center
  • or, mail to Admissions and Records Office, Contra Costa College
    2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806

Applications are processed within 24 hours. You should receive an email within that timeframe with instructions on how to: 1) obtain your 7 digit (no letters) student ID number, 2) complete the enrollment process , and 3) register for classes.

Credit Class Schedule The credit class schedule is the document listing the classes to be offered in a specific semester. It is printed three times per year – fall, spring, and summer. It is available in two formats: as a PDF file and as a searchable online database.

General Information The enrollment fee for California residents is $46 per unit.  Nonresidents pay an additional $205 per unit. Payment must be made at the time of enrollment into classes.  Students who enroll online must pay with Visa or MasterCard before logging off the system.  Students who pay in person may also use cash or check. Financial assistance may be available to help pay for enrollment fees and books. Check the Financial Aid Office.

Placement testing or successful completion of equivalent courses/prerequisites at other institutions is required to enroll in math or English classes.  For many students completion of the placement tests, orientation and advisement (matriculation) will assign you an earlier priority appointment for enrollment.  For information and alternatives to placement testing (AP tests, etc.) check with the Assessment Office.

Don’t Wait! Apply now and enroll at your earliest eligibility date for the best selection of classes.