Year One at College of San Mateo - FAQs
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Year One


What is Year One?
Year One is a comprehensive program that supports first-year students at College of San Mateo. By providing a Summer Experience class, an identified Year One academic counselor, enrollment in a counseling class, and other events throughout the school year, we help support students as they transition to CSM and persist through college.

Who can join?
We welcome any recent high school graduates to join Year One.

I need a place to study and do homework, where can I go?
Visit the Learning Center or Student Life Lounge. You can also find quiet space in the library.

How do I apply to Year One?   
If you want to join Year One, your first step is to apply and be accepted to College of San Mateo, through the regular admissions process.

Next, complete the Promise Scholars Program Application.
How long is the Year One program, and what happens after I’m done with Year One? 
Year One begins the summer after you graduate from high school when you enroll in a Summer Experience course. We support Year One students throughout their first full academic year at CSM. When you complete Year One, you will be well-acquainted with CSM’s system of support services, learning communities, faculty & staff so that you can go on to complete your educational goals at CSM.  

What classes will I take as part of Year One?
Year One students can select from a variety of counseling classes that focuses on college & career success, study skills, and planning for student success.

How do I register for classes?
Once you have been completed your admission, placement tests, orientation and met with a Year One counselor, you will be ready to register for classes. You register for classes through online via WebSMART. You will need to know the Course Registration Number (CRN) for each class you want to enroll in.

Are there financial costs associated with this project?
Beyond standard course fees, required texts and materials, there are no additional costs to you. We encourage all students to apply for the Promise Scholars Program, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Where can I get my student ID card?
All students who have completed registration and paid the $8 student body fee are entitled to a photo student ID card. The card is available at the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development.

How can I learn more about Year One?
Feel free to visit us on campus in College Center Building 10, Room 437 (4th Floor), or contact us at or (650) 574-6384.