Four Steps

This is the place to start your journey as a student. There are 4 main steps to become a Fresno City College Student.

High School Students

Would you like to attend classes at Fresno City while still enrolled in high school?  There are two options (click on the link that applies to you for the steps to enroll in classes):

Step 1 Apply Online

Application Process

  1. Start your application at CCCapply by creating an OpenCCC account. This is a statewide system.
  2. While logged into your OpenCCC account, click Start A New Application to apply to Fresno City College.


After your application is submitted:

  • You will receive a welcome email
  • Within 3 days your application will be processed
  • You will then receive a second email containing your College Student ID for the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) as well as login information for your student portal.


Step 2 Complete the Online Orientation

After completion of the admissions application, all new students are required to complete the New Student Orientation. The orientation will help you become familiar with college life, understand what is expected from you as a student, and learn about college programs and services that will help you succeed in college. 

The orientation will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete. We encourage you to carefully review each section of the orientation as it will provide you with valuable information to help you succeed in college.

To access the online orientation please click the link below or the link in your student portal: 
Online Orientation

Students transferring from institutions outside of Fresno City College or another SCCCD campus are not required to complete the online orientation. If you are returning to SCCCD, complete the New Student Orientation if you have an "O" hold in WebAdvisor.

Step 3 Meet with a Counselor and Understand your Placement

Meet with an FCC counselor to select the appropriate level of classes to enroll in and complete your Student Education Plan (SEP). 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. See the Assessment Center for details.

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a counselor by filling out this request form

During the appointment we will create your first semester Student Educational Plan (SEP-A), understand FCC resources, and guide you through your next steps in becoming a student.

Make sure you are able to provide:

  • High School Transcripts (if you graduated high school within the last ten years)
  • College Transcripts (if you completed any college course)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores

Are you looking to take a summer class at Fresno City College and have a prerequisite hold? 

If you are planning to take 1-2 courses at Fresno City College over the summer with the intention of transferring the courses back to your current college/university, you do not have to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor. To have your prerequisite hold cleared, College Relations will need a copy of your unofficial transcript for review.

  1. Send a copy of your unofficial transcript to In the subject line of the email include: Prerequisite Override, Your Name, and SCCCD ID number. 
  2. In the body of the email include what class/es you wish to register for, your email, and phone number.
  3. A counselor will review your transcript to verify you meet the registration requirements. If the prerequisite requirements have been met, the counselor will clear your registration hold. 
  4. The counselor will notify you when your hold has been cleared. Please allow 1-2 business days for processing.

For more information visit College Relations.

Complete and/or update Student Educational Plan (SEP) by meeting with a counselor. Schedule your appointment online or call 559.442.8226.

If you have never completed an SEP before, make sure to bring:

  • High School Transcripts (if you graduated high school within the last ten years)
  • College Transcripts (if you completed any college course)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores

Schedule appointment with a Veteran’s Academic Counselor to create your Student Educational Plan (SEP) by calling 559.442.8290.

See Veteran's Department for more details.

Applicants to the Program:

See International Student Program for general information or for specific instructions visit How to Apply to our Program, which includes contact information and the documentation currently required.


Current International Students:

Call 559.442.8256 to schedule an appointment to create or update your Student Education Plan (SEP) and receive guidance on SEVIS regulations.

Step 4 Register for Classes

Check your eligibility for registration by accessing WebAdvisor located in your student portal. Go to the Registration Eligibility link to view academic holds, registration holds, and your registration date. Once you are eligible to register, use your Student Education Plan (SEP) to register for classes through WebAdvisor.

If you are new to Fresno City College, make sure to visit the New Student Registration Resources page for help.

Need Help?

Student Systems Support Call Center (Help Desk)

Student Login Instructions for Email, WebAdvisor, Canvas, and Wireless Network

If you need help with logging on to Canvas, WebAdvisor, or Email, call the Student Systems Support Call Center. We are here to help and are available 24/7.  (Please note that password reset services are available during normal business hours - 8 am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.)

Phone: 1.844.887.2223

Website: District Online Support Center

FCC Technology Support Services Help Desk

Need help connecting your computer to the WiFi, visit the Technology Support Services Help Desk.

Phone: 559.443.8670 ext. 8670


FCC HelpDesk: Technology Support Services Helpdesk

Fresno City College

Fresno City College is open to all students over the age of 18. If you are still in High School as a junior or senior, you may apply if you have permission from your parents, high school counselor, and high school principal.

Fresno City College is a part of the State Center Community College District.