High School Enrollment Programs at College of San Mateo - Steps to Enrollment
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High School Enrollment Programs
Steps to Enrollment

To begin the enrollment process please carefully review the College Connection Course Enrollment Packet.
Step 1: Apply
To submit a college application, apply online at collegeofsanmateo.edu/apply.

Step 2: See High School Counselor
Meet with high school counselor for course recommendation, to discuss courses eligible for credit towards high school graduation, and to receive counselor’s approval. See listing of courses NOT available to high school students and for a listing of courses with computerized prerequisite checking (for example: Chemistry 192).

Step 3: Take Placement Test (if required)
Prior to enrolling, students must meet course prerequisite requirements based on college transcripts, placement test scores or appropriate measures. See the CSM Catalog or visit WebSchedule for specific course prerequisites. Take placement tests at College of San Mateo if you are planning to register for English or Math courses or any course with English prerequisites (for example: Chemistry 192). Call (650) 574-6175 or visit the CSM Assessment Center website.

Step 4: Submit Course Request Form
Submit via mail, fax (650) 574-6506 or in person the completed and signed College Connection Course Request Form on page four of the Course Enrollment Packet to the Office of Admissions and Records at College of San Mateo, College Center Building 10, Room 360, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA, 94402.

Step 5: Register for Classes on or after your registration date
"Registration Appointment Date" will give you access to online registration. You will receive a college ID number and password to view your appointment date and register for courses on WebSMART. Instructions on how to register for classes can be found on the Admissions and Records webpage.

Step 6: Sign in and use your assigned SMCCD Email

All students will be assigned a my.SMCCD account which provides access to student email where ALL college electronic communications will be sent.

Additional information

Do you have questions? Check out our FAQs, Prerequisite Information Sheet and the Concurrent Enrollment Reference Guide or call the Admission & Records Office at (650) 574-6165.

College Connection students will receive college credit for all course-work successfully completed. In addition, students may request that a transcript be sent to their high school registrar to be considered toward high school graduation (if needed), or to another college (outside the San Mateo County Community College District) or a university to be considered toward associate or baccalaureate degree credit.