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Prospective Students

Getting Started - 8 Steps to Success

1. Apply Online

2. Apply for Financial Aid

3. Orientation

4. Assessment

  • To enroll in Math, English, Reading or ESL you must take the placement test.
  • Schedule an appointment to take the assessment test on the assessment web site.
  • New students, sign up for Group Advising at the Assessment Center upon completion of assessment.

5. Counseling

  • New students: attend group advising (see Assessment, Step 4)
  • Make an appointment in person or by calling 714-992-7084, press Option #1
  • Walk-in counselors available
  • Bring high school and/or other college transcripts for course placement
  • Get assistance determining your class schedule
  • For more information, visit the counseling website.

6. Update Personal Information

  • Access myGateway
  • Check the accuracy of your:
    • Email Address
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone Number

7. Register for Classes

  • New and returning students receive registration appointment by email
  • Continuing students check "Continuing Student Registration Schedule" for your time and registration
  • Go to myGateway and register

8. Pay Your Fees

  • Fees are due when you register
  • Pay by credit card on myGateway
  • Check/money order payments may be submitted by mail, in the drop box, or in person at the Admissions & Records office
  • Cash payments must be made in person at the Admissions & Records office
Page last updated: 04/27/18 3:13 PM