Cerritos College - Student Message for Opening of New Year

Important Messages for Students - Spring 2018


We are glad you are here at Cerritos. We want your new semester to start well and be successful.


Attend the first Class Meeting and Arrive Early
A wise man once said,"Be neither late nor absent from the first meetings of your classes." Do not risk someone else taking your seat or having to drop a class, as a result. Plan head and arrive to campus at least 1 ½ hours before the start of your classes during the first week. Also, review the Campus MapPDF document so that you know where to find each class.

Campus Construction and Paths of Travel
Construction is underway in many areas of the campus. Please refer to the Campus Map online and note the following.

  • The Health and Wellness Complex between the Student Center and the PE buildings.
  • The Performing Arts Center between the new Fine Arts Building and the Classroom Building.

There are also a few changes to parking lots and walkways.

  • If your favorite lot is crowded, consider Lot 10 (off 166th Street or via New Falcon Way). It is our largest parking area.

For information for students with disabilities, please contact DSPS.

Neighborhood Parking Tow-Away Zones
Please be a good neighbor and do not park in resident areas. The City of Norwalk enforces immediate tow-away of vehicles parked illegally in the tow-away zones in the neighborhoods around the campus. Fines and fees cost hundreds of dollars. Be sure to park legally. Visit the parking webpage for more information.

Class Add, Drop, and other Deadlines
Familiarize yourself with add, drop and other college deadlines. Dates for class terms are provided at Session Dates and Deadlines and information is in the spring 2018 Schedule of Classes.PDF document

Textbooks for Less—Book Rental
The Bookstore provides a cost-saving rental option on many of the most popular textbooks. Visit online at Cerritos College Bookstorenew window or on campus in the Student Center for more ways to save.

Financial Aid
The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at www.fafsa.govnew window . Make sure to submit your application as early as possible. More Cerritos College Office of Financial Aid information and assistance is available online at Cerritos Financial Aid.

Pay College Fees before Deadlines—Check MyCERRITOS at http://my.cerritos.edu to Confirm Your Enrollment
Check your account and be sure you know what you need to do and by when.

Do You Need to Apply or Re-Apply?
Yes, if you never applied or if you applied before but did not attend. Try to log on to MyCERRITOS at http://my.cerritos.edu to check your status. Click on Student Application - Online, to apply or reapply.

Plan to be Flexible in Scheduling
Many courses in English, math, and reading will become full early. These courses are offered at many times. If the time you selected is closed, look at other times. After Friday, January 5, 2018, and during the add period for the specific class, adds require space in the class and instructor approval. Be prepared to wait and take the course next term.

Use MyCERRITOS regularly for important information. Be sure to view your Holds, To Do List, Message Center and Account Summary. Learn more at http://www.cerritos.edu/student-guide-pdf

Ally Support Teams
Cerritos College supports student success and completion in many ways. Multiple groups and services, including departments and student organizations, are here for you. Students, faculty, staff, and managers have been active in creating, launching, and supporting the college’s Safe Zone, AB540, and VetNet Ally programs. Reach out and let us know how we can help. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for more information.

Emergency Text Alerts
All students should sign up for Cerritos College emergency text alerts. Sign up can take as little as 1 minute. Subscribe via the following link: http://www.cerritos.edu/ccalerts.

Thank you for your time and attention,

Best wishes,
The Student Services Team