There are 6 steps for a smooth enrollment process:

  1. Apply online
  2. Take the assessment test (NOTE: If you’ve taken classes at another college, submit your unofficial transcript to the Assessment Center so that you won’t have to take the assessment test.)
  3. Complete orientation. You may choose to do orientation on myGateway or you may make an appointment with a counselor.
  4. Meet with a counselor for a one-semester education plan. Bring your assessment scores and/or transcripts with you.
  5. Apply for financial aid. The California Dream Application (formerly the Board of Governors Fee Waiver) is available through myGateway. For more information, go to the Financial Aid website.
  6. Register for your classes at or after your registration appointment, which you can check on myGateway.

Special Admit Students

Special Admit students are high school students who wish to attend Cypress College and high school at the same time. Though enrollment fees are waived for high school students, they must pay for the health fee (currently $19) and any material fees. Special admit students must fill out two applications: the main one and the Special Admit Student Program Application. NOTE: Special admit students may take up to 11 units ONLY.

Dual Enrollment

Cypress College partners with area school districts to offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while attending high school. Students enrolled in dual enrollment courses earn credit for college classes that may be eligible to transfer to a CSU or UC institution. Courses offered in the dual enrollment program may be taken at the college or high school campus.

Anaheim Pledge

Cypress College is partnering with the City of Anaheim to be a higher education institution in the Anaheim Union High School District Pledge, a new and comprehensive partnership where Cypress College makes a consistent effort to ensure students have the resources they need for college, career and life readiness.

Under the pledge, The Office of Educational Partnerships and Dual Enrollment is given an expanded area of direction, which will aid in improving our services exponentially in the coming years.


Business Education Building, Room 102


Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7213


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Facebook: @ccdualenrollment

Tuition and Fees

For California residents, the enrollment fee is $46 per unit ($84 per bachelor’s unit), $19 for the mandatory health fee, and any material fees. For non-California residents, the fee is $46 per unit ($84 per bachelors’ unit) AND $249 per unit. (Non-residents also pay the $15 Capital Outlay fee.)

Optional fees are as follows:

  • ASB sticker ($7)
  • ID card ($2.50)
  • Parking permit ($30 with financial aid, $35 without financial aid, $20 for motorcycles)
  • Student representation fee ($1)

For information regarding the California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governors fee waiver), FAFSA, and more financial aid information, click here.


To be considered a California resident, you must show intent to become a resident and live in California for at least one year and one day. Your residency status is determined by how you answer residency questions on the application. To prove that you are a resident of California, you’ll need to bring in two forms of proof. The most common proofs are:

  • Bank statements
  • Pay stubs
  • Car registration
  • California ID or California driver’s license
  • Lease
  • Tax statements from the previous year

For more information, click here.

International Students

If you are an international student on an F-1 visa, you may be eligible for the International Students’ Program. For more information, click here.