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Steps for Success Transfer Students

Welcome Back!  As a student who is transferring to Fresno City College, your college success is important to us so we highly recommend you to follow the steps in order as listed below. 


             For a PDF print version of the checklist:

Click here for the Summer/Fall 2015 checklist » Su/Fall 2015 Transferring Students Steps to Success




Step 1: First Things First

Step 2: Financial Aid

Step 3: Complete the New Student Orientation

Step 4: Assessment/Placement Test

Step 5: Counseling--Get on Track!

Step 6: Register for Classes

Step 7: Pay Fees

Step 8: Textbooks

Step 9: Attend Classes and Important Dates



Step 1: First Things First

  1. Complete the Online Admissions Application. The application is normally processed within 2 business days and you will be notified of your State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Identification number (Student ID Number). You will receive an email acknowledging your admission acceptance. This email will be sent to the email address you indicated on your application.
    • Be sure to memorize your SCCCD ID number or keep it with you—you’ll need it when you get to campus. 
  2. Set Up Your College Accounts. After you receive confirmation that your application has been processed and accepted, you can set up your college accounts:
    • WebAdvisor account - Go to WebAdvisor to access important college information. First time WebAdvisor users should follow these instructions:
      1. Enter your User ID - lastname_SCCCD ID# (e.g. smith_0123456)
      2. Enter your password – use your 6-digit date of birth MMDDYY (e.g. 021083)
      3. Once you have accessed WebAdvisor, change your password.
      4. Add a password hint in case you forget your password later.
      5. If you need help logging on to WebAdvisor, call (559) 499-6070
    • SCCCD Student Email - Email is the official form of communication for all SCCCD students. A free student email account will be assigned to you within two (2) working days of your application being processed.
      1. To access your SCCCD email messages, you must first activate it by going to: After you activate your account, you can login and check your messages.
      2. If you need help activating your student email account, call (559) 499-6070. 

Step 2: Financial Aid

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at: If you need assistance in completing the FAFSA, visit the Financial Aid Computer Lab in the FCC Library, room 123.
  2. Visit the FCC Financial Aid webpage and review important Financial Aid information and deadlines. You can also contact the Financial Aid office at (559) 442-8245 if you have any questions.
  3. Apply for Scholarship Opportunities.
  4. Check your SCCCD student email regularly for follow-up information and instructions. This will be the only form of communication between you and the Financial Aid Office.

Step 3: Complete the New Student Orientation [Optional]

You are encouraged to review the Fresno City College Online Orientation.

Step 4: Assessment/Placement Test

Do I need to take the English/Math placement tests?

a.  No, if you:

  •    have previously taken the Math and English placement tests at one of the SCCCD campus sites, and it has been less than 2 years, your scores are still valid.
  •  have taken an English and/or Math class at another college. Bring a copy of your college transcripts and course descriptions to the FCC Counseling Department for review.

b.   Yes, if your scores are more than 2 years old and you have not taken an English and/or Math course at a SCCCD college/campus OR you have never taken a college English and/or Math class.


Visit the Assessment Center for complete list of testing exemptions, test samples, and procedures.


NOTE: Bring a photo ID and your SCCCD  ID#. You will not be admitted to the testing room without your photo ID. 


Step 5: Counseling – Get on Track!

Complete a Student Educational Plan (SEP) to determine course selection based on your educational goal with a counselor. Bring a copy of your transcript if you attended other colleges/universities.


To schedule an appointment with a counselor, visit the Counseling Department or call (559) 442-8226.


Step 6: Register for Classes

a.        You can register in the following ways:

b.      Before you register, make sure all your prerequisite requirements have been met.  If the prerequisite was not taken and passed at one of the SCCCD campus sites, take your high school or college transcripts to the Counseling Department for review.

Step 7: Pay Fees

a. Student Fees

b. Fee Payment Schedule/Deadlines

c. Associated Student Body (ASB) Card [Student ID Card]: Pay at Business Office (OAB-151A) and take receipt to Student Lounge located next to the Cafeteria.

d. If receiving Financial Aid, contact Financial Aid Office at (559) 442-8245.

Step 8: Textbooks

Step 9: Attend Classes and Remember These Important Dates

Attend your classes on the first day they meet. You may be dropped from a class if you fail to attend the first class meeting. Be aware of the important dates below. For additional dates and deadlines, visit Admission and Records.


Important Instructional Dates



Summer 2015 Session  


Fall 2015 Semester   

 May 26, 2015    Start of 4-week & 10-week session  August 17, 2015  Fall 2015 begins 
 June 15, 2015  Start of 8-week session j
 June 22, 2015  Start of 6-week session  December 18, 2015   Fall 2015 ends


Again, welcome to Fresno City College and congratulations for taking steps toward a successful college experience.

Last updated: 7/9/2015 8:14:07 AM