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Road To Enrollment - Introduction

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Which semester do you want to enroll in?
Fall (Aug-Dec) Spring (Jan-May)*Summer (May-Aug)

Current Month:
Recommended Start Term:

January - May

June - July


September - November


Successful students start the enrollment process approximately 4 months or more in advance to:

  • submit an admissions application
  • complete assessment testing (Math, Reading and English or ESL only)
  • process financial aid (FAFSA)+
  • attend a new student orientation

This will help you experience a smooth transition in your first semester of college at Cerritos College. For some students it may be possible to complete the enrollment process in less time.

+Students applying for Financial Aid with the FAFSA application ( may need more time to file an application, submit documentation and receive an award letter in a timely manner.

*Summer term is an optional term offered as a 6-week session. This term offers limited courses, and may not be suitable for all new students. Summer Connections - COUN 50 requires a summer application to the college. Summer Connections is an orientation class intended for new students to college.

Please see the "Steps to Getting Started," which highlights step-by-step instructions on how to enroll.

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