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Enrollment • Spring 2017

View the Middle College Enrollment Application.

The application deadline for Spring 2017 is October 19.

You can download an application from this website, you can get an application from a school guidance counselor or you can call the Middle College (574-6101) to have one mailed to you. Please note that the applications for the SMUHSD and the CUSD students are slightly different. CUSD students should get an application from their guidance counselor or call the Middle College office to request one be mailed.


1. Middle College Application: All students interested in in the Middle College program must complete the Middle College Enrollment Application. Be sure to respond to all parts of the application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

2. College of San Mateo Application for Admission: Students are required to Apply to CSM. Once you complete the application, print the “Application Confirmation” page and a copy of the application information, and send both documents as part of your Middle College packet. Students will be assigned a CSM student ID number, which is needed to take CSM Placement Tests. Students who previously attended CSM or are attending CSM now don’t need to reapply, but you must let us know that you have a CSM ID number (a G#).

3. Letters of Recommendation:
Students must have three staff members from the current high school fill out the recommendation forms:
  • Give the "Counselor Recommendation Form" to your guidance counselor
  • Give the "Teacher Recommendation Form" to a teacher who knows about your behavior, attendance, participation, and performance in a classroom setting
  • Give the "Assistant Principal/Dean of Students Recommendation Form" to a staff member familiar with your behavior on campus and at school functions, either the Assistant Principal who monitors discipline for your grade or the Dean of Students
  • Allow the counselor, teacher, and administrator enough time to respond to all sections of the recommendation form, and all staff members need to return the recommendation forms to your guidance counselor by the March 22 deadline.
4. Parent/Guardian Recommendation Form: A parent/guardian responds to all sections.

5. Transcript
: Students must include an unofficial transcript in the packet and your six-week or 12-week progress report; arrange to receive an unofficial transcript from the school student data analyst.

6. Attendance Report:
Students must include a high school attendance report for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.  Consult the school attendance clerk to receive a copy of this report. The application, letters of recommendation, transcript, and attendance report must be submitted to your guidance counselor no later than Wednesday, October 19. Be sure that all letters of recommendation have been processed and returned to the counselor.  The applications will be turned over to the Middle College office by the end of school, October 19.


All applicants must take the College of San Mateo English Placement Test.  Schedule your Placement test appointment by using the CSM on-line system, Websmart.  Go to www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/testing/scheduletest.asp to schedule an appointment.

The testing must be completed on or before October 26. When you submit your CSM application on line, you will be assigned a CSM student identification number (a G number). Once testing in completed, students will receive results of the testing.  If there are questions, contact the Middle College office (574-6101) or the CSM Testing Office (574-6175).


Students can shadow a Middle College student or observe the Middle College classes. Middle College student candidates and parents/guardians may opt to tour the CSM campus. These visits are done by appointment, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays. Call the Middle College office for information.


Students who successfully complete the first two steps will be scheduled for interviews with their parents/guardians, plus members of the Middle College staff. The interviews will be scheduled the week of October 31 at CSM.

Students and parents/guardians are asked a series of questions related to the students' involvement in and commitment to Middle College. Interviews take approximately 15 minutes.


Students will be notified by mail if they have been accepted into the Middle College program. Students will arrange for a meeting with Middle College and CSM staff members to begin registration and scheduling for Spring 2017 courses. Scheduling appointments will be the week of November 7. The Middle College high school classes begin on Tuesday, January 10. The CSM classes begin on Tuesday, January 17.

The spring semester runs from January 10 through May 30, 2017.

For more information, please call the Middle College office at (650) 574-6101.