Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) at College of San Mateo - How to Apply for PEP
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Priority Enrollment Program (PEP)
How to Apply for Priority Enrollment Program (PEP)

1. Admissions Application

Visit to complete an application for admission to College of San Mateo (must be completed prior to placement testing). After applying to the college, students will be emailed a CSM ID number ("G" number) required to access college services.

Students who have previously attended CSM as a Middle College student or Concurrent Enrollment student already have a CSM ID number. However, those students must complete the application for admission one more time to be reclassified as an incoming new student.

When applying, make sure to declare your intent to enroll in the Summer or Fall 2016 term. Students who indicate they are applying for the Summer and Fall terms are encouraged, but not required, to enroll in both summer and fall classes.

2. PEP Request Form

PEP allows students to complete the Path to Enrollment and gives students priority access to services at CSM. The following steps are part of the Path to Enrollment which will be completed as part of each PEP Day.
  • Placement Tests/Assessment
    Students are required to complete placement tests prior to attending the College Orientation Workshop. Test results determine skill level in English or English as a second language and mathematics.

    You must have a "G" number to schedule a testing appointment. Bring photo ID when arriving to take placement tests. If you have taken an AP, IB, ACT, EAP, or SAT, you may use scores from those tests instead of our placement tests. Click on English and Math Alternate Assessment Form to access a copy of the form.
  • College Orientation Workshop
    The workshop provides comprehensive information to students in college academic expectations and responsibilities and helps them learn about educational goals and planning.
By applying for PEP, you will be participating in a PEP Day which allows completion of Placement Tests and the College Orientation Workshop on the same day. At the conclusion of each PEP Day, students will make an appointment to meet with a CSM counselor a few days later and begin the course selection process.
Please submit a CSM PEP Day Request to apply for PEP.