Steps to Success

At Contra Costa College, we are committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. The steps outlined below (PDF in English & Spanish available here) were carefully developed based on proven strategies of students who were successful. Whether your goal is to directly enter the workforce with a certificate or associate degree or to transfer to a four-year college or university, we know participating in these foundational steps will put you on a pathway to success.

If you just want information about the wide array of academic programs and student support services before you take the first step, schedule a campus tour and information session with Contra College staff and student ambassadors. Click here to schedule your visit.


Step 1 –Submit an Application for Admission

Go to http://www.contracosta.edu to complete your application online. Click on the “Apply Now” button. To submit an application in person visit the Admissions and Records Office, Room 115 in the Student Services Center.


Step 2 –Apply for Financial Aid

If you need help paying for college you have several options. You may be eligible for a Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver or other state and federal opportunities to help you pay for your classes, books and supplies. To apply go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and follow the instructions to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also just submit an application for a fee waiver at https://secure. cccapply.org/BOG_Waiver.

The California Dream Act allows certain students who meet Assembly Bill (AB) 540 requirements to apply for and receive state financial aid. For more information on the Dream Act and AB 540 eligibility requirements, visit https://dream.csac.ca.gov/.


Step 3 – Complete the Assessment

We want to meet you where you are! Your success is important to us. Make an appointment to take a math and English or English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment. This will assist you in getting an accurate picture of your English and math skills and help you choose the best classes for you. Register online for an appointment to take the assessment at http://contracosta.edu/go/?assessment-appointment, or in-person at the Assessment Center in Room 104 of the Student Services Center.


Step 4 – Complete Orientation or Enroll in ESL-108*

New students at Contra Costa College are required to complete orientation. Orientation is offered online through self-paced modules where you will learn a wealth of information about programs, classes, support services, and campus policies. You will receive an email after you submit your application for admission, providing a link to the online orientation. For non-native English speakers and learners, an in-person class was designed as an alternative to the online orientation.

Available classes – ESL-108

 

Term Section # Date Day Time Location Instructor
Fall 2015 2622 8/18/15 Tuesday 1:10 PM-4:00 PM SSC-104 Ruby, S
             
Fall 2015 2623 8/17/15 Monday 5:30 PM-8:30 PM SSC-104 Ruby, S
             
Fall 2015 2624 8/19/15 Wednesday 9:10 AM-12:00 PM SSC-104 Ruby, S
             
Fall 2015 2627 8/28/15 Friday 5:40 PM-8:30 PM SSC-104 Ruby, S
             
Fall 2015 2635 8/24/15 Monday 9:10 AM-12:00 PM SSC-104 Ruby, S
             
Fall 2015 2639 8/25/15 Tuesday 1:10 PM-4:00 PM SSC-104 Ruby, S
             
Fall 2015 2641 8/26/15 Wednesday 9:10 AM-12:00 PM SSC-104 Ruby, S

 

Step 5 – Enroll in COUNS-108 and Develop an Educational Plan

An educational plan is a map to help you identify the courses required to complete your goals. By enrolling in COUNS-108: Introduction to Educational Planning, you will engage with a counselor to identify your specific program of study and the most direct route from start to finish.

Available classes – COUNS-108

Available classes – COUNS-108
Term Section Day Date Location Time Instructor
Summer 2015 1073 Tuesday
Thursday
7/21/2015 & 7/23/2015 LA-104
SSC-104
6:10PM
6:10PM
9:00PM
9:00PM
Wright
Summer 2015 3526 Wednesday
Thursday
8/5/2015 & 8/6/2015 CTC-114
SSC-104
1:10PM
1:10PM
4:00PM
4:00PM
Boland Drain
Fall 2015 1714 Saturday 8/15/2015 CTC-112
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Escobar
Fall 2015 1754 8/18/2015-8/25/2015 Jackson Sandoval
Fall 2015 1750 Friday 8/21/2015 LA-110
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Azizi
Fall 2015 1753 Saturday 8/22/2015 HS-101
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Staff
Fall 2015 1755 ONLINE 8/25/2015-9/1/2015 Jackson Sandoval
Fall 2015 1756 ONLINE 9/1/2015-9/8/2015 Boland Drain
Fall 2015 1762  ONLINE 9/8/2015-9/15/2015 Boland       Drain
Fall 2015 6932 Friday 10/2/2015 SSC-104 9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Furuya
Fall 2015 6933 Friday 10/9/2015 CTC-112
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Furuya
Fall 2015 6934 Friday 10/16/2015 SSC-104 9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Furuya
Fall 2015 2121 Friday 10/30/2015 LA-110
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Gorman
Fall 2015 2122 Friday 11/6/2015 LA-101
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
       Skoler
Fall 2015 2123 Saturday 11/7/2015 LA-106
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Nolasco
Fall 2015 2125 Friday 11/13/2015 LA 110
SSC 104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Azizi
Fall 2015 2124 Saturday 11/14/2015 LA-106
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Chung
Fall 2015 2620 Friday 11/20/2015 LA 110
SSC 104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Azizi
Fall 2015 2134 Saturday 11/21/2015 LA-106
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Staff
Fall 2015 2621 Friday 12/4/2015 LA-101
SSC-104
9:00AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Escobar
Fall 2015 2625 Saturday 12/5/2015 LA-110
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Nolasco
Fall 2015 2667 Friday 12/11/2015 LA-110
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Azizi
Fall 2015 6931 Saturday 12/12/2015 CTC-112
SSC-104
9:10AM
12:40PM
12:00PM
3:30PM
Staff
Fall 2015 1764  ONLINE 11/10/2015-11/17/2015 Jackson Sandoval
Fall 2015 1763  ONLINE 11/3/2015-11/10/2015 Jackson Sandoval
Fall 2015 1765  ONLINE 12/1/2015-12/8/2015 Boland Drain
Fall 2015 1872  ONLINE 12/8/2015-12/15/2015 Boland Drain

Step 6 – Register for Classes

Now that you have a plan for meeting your educational goals, registering for classes is simple. Log into your WebAdvisor student account from the Contra Costa College website, www.contracosta.edu, to register for classes directly from your student educational plan. If you need help in person, visit the Welcome/Transfer Center or the Admissions and Records Office located in the Student Services Center (SSC).


Need Help or Confused?

If you need additional support and guidance getting started with the admissions or registration process, please visit the Welcome/Transfer Center in the Student Services Center (SSC) Rm 111. Call 510-215-4110 or visit our website for current center hours of operation.

College Contact Numbers & Locations
Admissions and Records (510) 215-6027 SSC, Rm-115
Assessment Center (510) 215-3896 SSC, Rm-104
Counseling (510) 215-3934 or (510) 215-3936 SSC, Rm-108
Financial Aid (510) 215-2810 SSC, Rm-102