Getting Started

Lets get Started
Welcome to Cerritos College! We are excited to be a part of your academic journey. Completing these steps will put you on a path to success here at Cerritos College and beyond!

Steps to Success:PDF document

Step 1: Apply to Cerritos College
Complete an application for admissions online at

Step 2: Submit an AB 540/AB 2000 Exemption FormPDF document
You must submit the AB 540/AB 2000 Form to Admissions & Records, to determine if you are eligible for AB 540/AB 2000. Are you AB 540 or AB 2000? Check Today!

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid
Apply for the California Dream Act Application at You can also submit the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver to the Financial Aid Office. EOPS may be available for those who qualify.  

Step 4: See a Counselor
Meet with an AB 540 Counselor to assist you with educational planning and goal setting. You should meet with a counselor every semester to meet your educational goals. For an appointment call 562-860-2451 extension 2231 or visit the couseling website

Step 5: Enroll
After receiving your enrollment appointment, you may enroll for your classes online in your MyCerritos account under the Student Center. 

Note: You must pay all fees by the posted deadline to avoid being dropped from your classes. Student at graduation