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 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 Assessment Services website.

Step 4: Submit Course Request Form via WebSMART

Completed Course Request Forms can be uploaded through your WebSMART student portal. Make sure that the form is filled out completely and you have obtained all the required permissions to attend.

  • Save or scan a copy of your College Connection Course Request Form to a device that will allow you to upload (desktop, phone, tablet)
  • Log into WebSMART
    • Your ID number is your college issued “G-number.” Include the “G” when entering.
    • Your PIN is our date of birth in the order of MMDDYY (You will be asked to change your PIN once you log in.)
  • Select: Student Services
  • Select: College Connection Course Request Form
  • Follow the steps to upload your Course Request Form and SUBMIT
  • Please contact Admissions if you have any problems submitting your request
Step 5: Register for Classes on or after your registration date
Once your Course Request Form has been approved, you will receive an email containing information regarding the registration process and when to register for classes. You can also view your registration date in your WebSMART account.

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.