San diego & Imperial counties

how to apply

Getting Career Education at a community college in San Diego or Imperial County is simple. Begin by clicking “Find A College” below and learn a bit about each of the 10 colleges available to you. Things to consider before choosing to apply include where you live and work in relation to campus, and the specific programs offered by each location.

Once you have decided which college meets your needs, click “Apply Now” beneath its description paragraph. You will be directed to the admission application. Be sure to read through everything carefully as each college sets its own requirements.

International Students

If you are an international student interested in getting Career Education at a San Diego or Imperial County community college, follow the same admissions steps as above. Please know that many schools request the following:

  • International student application
  • Certification of finances
  • Proof of English competency

Most colleges have additional information related to international students. International students do not qualify for federal or state aid. Visit the college’s website or contact the admissions office to get your questions answered.

Applications for Aid:

  • FAFSA (for US Citizens, Permanent Resident and other individuals with certain aid valid immigration status)
  • CA Dream Act Application (Dreamers with or without an SSN)
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