Steps to Success

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Steps to Success • Summer 2014

Step 1 –Submit an Application for Admission To complete your application online click here.

Step 2 Apply for Financial Aid 

If you need help paying for school you have several options. You may be eligible for a fee waiver or other state and federal money to help you pay for your classes, books and supplies. To apply go to and follow the instructions to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You can also just submit an application for a fee waiver at You will be notified via your college email ( if you qualify for the fee waiver.

Step 3 – Complete the Assessment We encourage all new students to take a math and English or English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment. This will help ensure you are choosing the best classes for you. Register online for an appointment to take the assessment. If you need a refresher, take a look at the practice questions posted online at, click on student services and choose assessment.

Step 4 – Enroll in COUN-108 Contra Costa College has a comprehensive orientation and educational planning program offered through our COUN-108 course. Explore your career goals and learn about important campus services. You will be given priority registration once you complete the course. Look for available COUNS-108 sections in the Schedule of Classes.

Step 5 – Register for Classes and Pay Your Fees Log in to your student account (@ InSite Portal) to register for classes using WebAdvisor. You can use the “search and register” or “express registration” features to enroll in your classes. See Page 6.

Step 6 – Get Your Student ID Visit the Resource Center in the Student Services Building (Rm 106) to take your picture and pick up your student photo ID card. Bring your current class schedule.

NOTE: For help in person go to the Welcome/Transfer Center in the Student Services Building (SSC), Room 111.



For information about required textbooks and prices, please visit the bookstore’s website: 

Parking Information 

A parking permit is needed to park on campus. You may purchase a parking permit for the semester online or daily permits at machines located in the different lots.

College Contact Numbers 

Admissions and Records 


Assessment Center 



(510) 215-3934 or (510) 215-3936

Financial Aid

(510) 215-2810