- You will first create an OpenCCC account to begin an application.
- While logged into your OpenCCC account, click Start A New Application to apply to Fresno City College.
- If you have any issues completing/submitting the application, you can contact our helpdesk at 1.844.887.2223.
Within 24-48 hours after you have applied online, you should receive an Admission Acknowledgement email from SCCCD Admissions & Records with your Student ID#. If you have not received an email after 48 hours, check your spam/junk folder. If it is not in the spam/junk folder, call the Fresno City College Admissions & Records Office at 559.443.8604 for assistance.
Once you receive your “Admissions Acknowledgement” email with your Student ID#, you can then login to My Portal. Click on My Portal located at the top right of any webpage on the Fresno City College website. Once you log in to your student portal you can access your Student Email, Canvas, WebAdvisor, and other useful tools. Your username and password information was included in your “Admissions Acknowledgement” email in the “Step 2: Login on My Portal” section. This My Portal Video Tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to access My Portal.
IMPORTANT: You need to change your password within 45 days from your initial login to avoid being locked out of My Portal. When you login to My Portal be sure to update your Communication Preferences so that you will be able to change your password on your own. A pop up will appear the first time you log in to your portal to ask you to confirm/update your Communication Preferences. This pop up will appear each time you log in to your portal until you update your preferences, so it is recommended you complete this step the first time you log in. For instructions on how change your preferences, visit the Communication Preferences webpage or watch the video below.
In My Portal, open the Student Email app and follow the directions to activate your student email. Check your email daily as email is the primary way the college will communicate with you.
Complete the Fresno City College online orientation at www.scccd.edu/orientation. The orientation can also be accessed in My Portal in the “Resource Links” section.
You will need to know your SCCCD login information to enroll in the course and complete this orientation. It may take 1 to 2 business days to clear your orientation hold. If you do not know your login information, visit the Technology Help webpage for assistance.
STEP 1: Complete the FAFSA or DREAM ACT Application
- Visit fsaid.ed.gov and create your FSA ID. An FSA ID is the username and password you'll use to complete and sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Your parent should create their own FSA ID. This will let them electronically sign your FAFSA. (Undocumented parents can't create an FSA ID - they'll sign your FAFSA on a paper form.)
- Visit fafsa.gov and complete your FAFSA, as early as October 1 for the following school year. Be sure to add FCC (school code: 001307) to your FAFSA so we get your information!
- NOTE: Didn’t answer “yes” to Federal Work Study on your FAFSA? Email the Financial Aid Office to be placed on the waitlist.
DREAM ACT Application (For Undocumented Students)
- Visit dream.csac.ca.gov and create your account. Create a username and password.
- A Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be created for your parent at the end of your Dream Act Application. This will allow your parent to electronically sign your Dream Act Application.
- Visit dream.csac.ca.gov and complete your Dream Act Application, as early as October 1 for the following school year. Be sure to add FCC (school code: 00130700) to your Dream Act application so we get your information!
- NOTE: Current high school students must submit an AB540 Affidavit to the Fresno City College Admissions and Records Office after graduation.
STEP 2: Complete Your File
- Check your FCC student email regularly. The FCC Financial Aid Office will notify you if you need to correct your FAFSA or Dream Act application or submit documentation to our office, or when your Financial Aid Award Letter is ready to view.
- Check WebAdvisor. On WebAdvisor, you can view your award letter, see if anything is missing under "My Documents;' and sign up for direct deposit.
- Submit any requested documents to the Financial Aid Office. Documents may be submitted by mail, email or fax.
Fresno City College
Attn: Financial Aid Office
1101 E University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
Important Financial Aid Reminders
- Renew your FAFSA or DREAM ACT every year, starting October 1 for the following school year.
- To maintain your financial aid eligibility, you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (minimum 2.0 GPA, credit for at least 67% of the total units attempted, and have attempted less than 150% of the maximum cumulative units for your program).
Complete the FCC Scholarship Application (Optional, October 1 – March 2 every year)
Fresno City College offers over 200 scholarships every year with awards ranging from $100-$1500 per year. To apply for scholarships, view important deadlines, and find more information go to the Scholarships Office webpage.
Transcripts from all prior colleges (including military transcripts) must be requested to be sent to FCC by the student before you may be seen by a counselor. Unofficial transcripts can be used to meet with a counselor until the official transcripts arrive.
Process Your Education Benefits
Contact the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) by phone at 559.442.8224 or by email at email@example.com to speak with intake staff and begin gathering all necessary documents required for your benefits. All veteran students will need to complete the following steps to be eligible to receive their benefits:
- Speak with a Veterans Resource Center intake staff member
- Complete an application for educational benefits through the V.A. or through the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Office
- Complete the DD Form 2384-1 NOBE (only needed for Chapter 1606 benefit)
- Meet with a FCC Veterans counselor to create a Student Education Plan (SEP) (see Advising/Assessment below)
- Register for courses
- Via Canvas, complete a certification for your education benefits
Click on the Veteran Educational Benefit you will be applying for to see what documents you will need to obtain and the steps to complete in order to start your benefits at FCC. If you are uncertain which chapter you are or of any other procedure listed here, our intake staff will assist you throughout.
Prepare to meet with a counselor by obtaining an unofficial copy of the following documents for the counselor to review:
- High School Transcripts (if you will be graduating this year or have graduated high school within the last ten years)
- College and Military Transcripts (see Step 5)
- Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores (if applicable)
For students whose first language is not English, students can take the English for Multi-Lingual Students (EMLS) placement test to determine which course is most appropriate for their skill level. Visit the Assessment Center webpage for more details.