Students seeking admission to San Jose City College in San Jose, California, can apply online at SJCC.edu or by acquiring an application from the admissions office at the college. All new students and students returning after two semesters away from the college must complete a new application for entrance into the college. International students applying for admission to San Jose City College with a F-1 visa status must complete an International Student Application online.
Students seeking to apply to the college online must first create an OpenCCC account to access the application and online services provided by California Community Colleges. Once accepted to the college, students must take assessment tests to determine the level of classes appropriate for English and math, as well as attend an orientation session at San Jose City College. Students have the opportunity to talk with advisors and counselors during the orientation process to choose classes.
Academic counselors help new students create an educational plan that includes checklists for courses required for a major, processes necessary for financial aid and tuition payments, and a guide to using academic resources such as the Tutoring Center, the Learning Resources Center, the Reading and Writing Center, and the Job Placement Center.