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How to Enroll for Fall 2019

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 (Friday, March 15, 2019 at 3 pm)*
 *Applications submitted after the March 15 deadline will be waitlisted


1. 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#).

2. 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.

3. Letters of Recommendation:


Teacher Recommendation Form: 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 15 deadline.
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 March 15. Parents who speak a language other than English can have their child translate responses for them.

Step 2: Shadow Day

Middle College Shadow Day registration will open on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4 pm.

Step 3: Student and Parent/Guardian Interviews

Students who successfully complete Step 1 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 4: 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 2019 courses. 

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