Middle College at College of San Mateo - How to Enroll for Fall 2017
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How to Enroll for Fall 2018 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 office (574-6536) to have one mailed to you.



Step 1: Application (Deadline March 1)

1. Middle College Application: All students interested 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 complete a CSM application. 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 a teacher from their current high school fill out the recommendation form: 
  • Give the "Teacher Recommendation Form" to an English, Social Science, Math or Science teacher who knows about your behavior, attendance, participation, and performance in a classroom setting
  • Allow the teacher enough time to respond to all sections of the recommendation form. Please return the teacher recommendation form and the parent/guardian form to the Middle College Office by the March 1 deadline.
4. Parent/Guardian Recommendation Form: A parent/guardian responds to all sections. The application, letter of recommendation, and parent/guardian form must be submitted to the Middle College Office by 3 pm, Thursday, March 1. Parents who speak a language other than English can have their child translate responses for them.

Step 2: College of San Mateo Placement Tests

All applicants must take the College of San Mateo English and Math Placement Test. 
  1. We have reserved Placement Testing sessions exclusively for Middle College students. Sign ups for the sessions can be found online.
  2. You can schedule your Placement test,you must make an appointment using the CSM online system, WebSMART. Please visit our Assessment Appointment page to schedule an appointment.

The testing must be completed on or before April 6. When you submit your CSM application online, you will be assigned a CSM student identification number (a G number). Once testing in completed, students will receive results of the testing. Please electronically send your results to azepeda@smuhsd.org or bring a copy of the test results to the Middle College Office at your earliest convenience. If there are questions, contact the Middle College office (574-6536) or the CSM Testing Office (574-6175).

Step 3: Shadow Day (February 5 & 6 from 8:30 am - 2 pm)

Students may shadow a Middle College student or observe the Middle College classes. Middle College Shadow Day is scheduled for Monday, February 5th and Tuesday, February 6th. Students should report to the CSM Theatre in Building 3. Shadow Day Registration will open on January 26th at 8:00 am.

Step 4: Student and Parent/Guardian Interviews

Students who successfully complete the first three steps will be scheduled for interviews with their parents/guardians, plus members of the Middle College staff. We will begin to schedule interviews after applications are received.


Students and parents/guardians are asked a series of questions related to the student's educational goals, and their reasoning for coming to Middle College. Parents, students, and Middle College Staff are all important members of the team working for student success. Interviews take approximately 30 minutes.


Step 5: Student Scheduling

Students will be notified by email if they have been accepted into the Middle College program. Students will then be scheduled for Fall 2018 courses. Scheduling appointments will be held the weeks of April 23rd and April 30th. 


For more information, please call the Middle College office at (650) 574-6536.