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High School Enrollment Programs


At College of San Mateo, you will find a vibrant, lively, beautiful campus, which provides an excellent learning environment for students. Students choose CSM because of its location, program opportunities, comprehensive course offerings, and record of student success (transfer and degree completion).

Whether your goal is to start out on a path toward a successful career, begin your university studies at CSM, or get an early start on higher education, CSM has a variety of on-campus and off-campus programs, services, and activities to help you reach your educational goals.

Contact Us

Estela Garcia 
College Recruiter
College Center Building 10, Room 462
(650) 574-6646

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Step 1A: Create an OpenCCC Account


Step 1B: Apply to CSM through OpenCCC

Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) For High School Graduates
High school seniors can take advantage of early registration by signing up for PEP prior to Friday, May 1.

  • Complete orientation via WebSmart account to receive priority registration. *Select the Priority Enrollment Program link in the orientation.
  • Check your email! CSM Pep staff will send you a confirmation of your English and Math course placement
  • Complete the Counseling Services Request Form. Staff will contact you to schedule a remote counseling session (phone or Zoom-video conferencing). You will discuss your classes for Fall, create a Student Educational Plan (SEP) and any other topic like careers, majors, and transfer.
  • Register for courses and pay school fees on your Priority Registration Date
Promise Scholars Program (PSP)
This will allow some students to receive assistance paying for classes, and textbooks, as well as receive dedicated personal counseling, and more. This is a comprehensive degree and certificate completion program. Graduating seniors may complete PSP applications via WebSMART. Space is limited. 

Financial Aid
For questions regarding your financial aid please log into WebSMART or contact our financial aid office.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
EOPS is student support program for first generation, current/former foster youth, and academically underprepared students that offers assistance with priority registration, personalized counseling, transportation, textbooks, and more. 

DREAM Center
A safe haven designed to holistically support and nurture the academic, social, emotional, and financial well-being of our undocumented community by providing counseling services, workshops, and connections.

Disability Resource Center (DRC)
The DRC facilitates equal access to an education for all students who have disabilities (permanent or temporary) by providing academic adjustments, counseling, and support services in accordance with State and Federal law.

SparkPoint serves students and other San Mateo County residents with individualized financial coaching, public benefits enrollment, and access to the on-campus food pantry. Services are available on a drop-in basis and by appointment.
High school students can take advantage of an exciting enrollment opportunity at CSM called Concurrent Enrollment Program. This enrichment program enables students who are still in high school to get an "early start" on their college experience, and benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work. It's free - for up to 11 units per semester! New student registration is currently open for students who have completed the steps to enrollment.
Veterans Day - No Classes
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday
No classes Nov 26-29, 2020
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