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  • Registration is changing! Registration for continuing student will be closed May 9th and 10th, and will re-open on May 11th. See the Academic Calendar
  • Students will lose their California College Promise Grant (CCPG) fee waiver if they have been on academic or progress probation for two consecutive semesters. You can regain eligibility when no longer on probation, by meeting academic standards in the most recent semester, or petition through Admissions and Records, for reinstatement based on extenuating circumstances.
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Enrollment- 7 Steps to Success

 Step 1: Apply for Admission 

U.S. Students Apply >>

International Students Apply >>

Please allow time to process the online application. We need to process your application before you can register for classes. 

Applying for admission is free.

You can apply for admission by filling out your information online. If you require assistance applying online, we encourage you to come to the Welcome Center (Main Campus or Watsonville) so that we may help you on one of the computers in the lobby.

If you have already submitted your application to Cabrillo College, you can access Special Links and Opportunities and your Application Confirmation by going to...
My Applications.

If you have applied for admission or enrolled in classes at Cabrillo within the last year, a new application is NOT required unless you are currently a high school student. 

 Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

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Financial aid can help you pay for mandatory college fees, textbooks, transportation, room and board and other educational expenses while attending Cabrillo. It would be well worth your time to explore what’s available. Applying is both free and confidential. For more information click on the links to the right.

Step 3: Complete the Online Orientation

Online Orientation >>

Whether you are a recent high school graduate, returning to college after years in a career, or attending college for the first time, our online orientation is a requirement. If you have completed orientation at another college, please provide documentation to the placement office so we can update your record and so you will not lose priority registration.

 Step 4: Complete the Placement Process

How does Placement Work>>

Do I Need Placement?>>

If you are a first-time student with no prior college coursework, you need to identify your math, English or ESL course placement. If you have coursework in math, English or ESL, submit official test scores and official transcripts of that work to Admissions and Records, and have them accessible when you do the placement process. We can update your record so you will the correct priority registration.

 Step 5: Attend an Education Plan Workshop

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Identify your major early. Before you see a counselor for an Education Plan, you must attend an Education Plan Workshop. This two hour session will inform you of the components of an education plan and prepare you for your counseling appointment. You will leave the Education Plan Workshop with an “Abbreviated Education Plan" to get you started. This will also maintain your priority registration.

Education Plan Workshop Calendar >>

Sign up: 831.479-6385


Step 6: Meet with a Counselor

Counseling Services >>

After you have completed your “Abbreviated Education Plan” you are ready to meet with a counselor. The 30 minute appointment will build upon your initial education plan and lead to a “Comprehensive Education Plan.”  This will lead you to your education goals (degree, certificate or transfer). You will need to identify a major to complete this comprehensive plan.

 Step 7: Register and Pay Fees 

Continuing Students Register >>

New / Re-admit / High School Students Register >>

After you apply, we will send you a welcome letter by email within one week. Included in this email will be your Cabrillo ID number. You may use this number or your social security number to obtain your WebAdvisor username in order to register for classes.

*Concurrent High School Students will need to come in person to register for class. Concurrent students may not register before their registration time.

Click on the links to the right for important registration dates and information.

Tip: Some courses have prerequisites. If you want to use courses taken at another college to meet the prerequisites, make sure the school sends your transcripts to us before you register. Learn more about sending us transcripts...

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Contact Information
Aptos Main Campus
Address: Welcome Center SAC East
6500 Soquel Drive,
Aptos, CA 95003
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Phone: 831.479.6100
Fax: 831.479.5782

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Watsonville Center
Address: 318 Union Street,
Watsonville, CA 95076 (map)
Phone: 831.786.4701
Fax: 831.786.4715

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