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CCCApply: Common Application For Admission

CCCApply: Common Application for AdmissionCCCApply is the online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 116 colleges, 1.8 million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning.

To date, more than 20 million online applications have been processed through CCCApply.

Recently redesigned with a student-centered approach, CCCApply streamlines the application process for students and staff. The redesign includes a full Spanish translation and is mobile-friendly across all CCCApply applications. The CCCApply suite offers four applications to meet students’ diverse needs:

  • Standard application for U.S. residents
  • California College Promise Grant application (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver application)
  • A streamlined Noncredit application
  • International application

CCCApply Milestones

  • 2012: The CCCApply standard (U.S. domestic) application was launched as part of a new suite of student-centric, online applications built on the CCC Systemwide Technology Platform. CCCApply standard application is now live at all 116 colleges.

  • 2014: The California College Promise Grant was launched. It is currently be used at 37 colleges.

  • 2016: The International Application was launched. It is currently live at 19 colleges.

  • 2018: A Noncredit Application workflow was implemented for domestic (U.S.) students enrolling exclusively in noncredit courses.

  • 2019-20: The CCCApply application suite underwent a major redesign and is now fully accessible to screen readers and other assistive technologies, mobile device-friendly, and supports full Spanish-language translation.

The CCCApply Advisory Committee oversees the application suite and determines new features that ensure compliance with state and federal legislation. The Technology Center facilitates meetings, documents change requests, change orders, and data dictionaries, and implements features based on the decisions and advice of the committee.

More Information

CCCApply Public Documentation
CCCApply.org (Student-facing website)
CCCApply Suite Flyer
CCCApply Noncredit / International / College Promise Flyer