Application / Registration

Online application and registration is now required for most noncredit (no fee), English as a Second Language (ESL is also no fee), and Community Education (low fee) classes. Enrolling is easy.

Noncredit (no fee) Registration

  1. Apply online (new students must complete an application online; returning students must update an application online)
  2. Obtain a student attendance card at any campus
  3. After you have completed (or updated) your application online and have a student attendance card, you can obtain an access code from the instructor at the first class meeting
  4. After you have an access code, register online using the code and the class CRN (special number for each class); please note that a separate access code is needed for each class

Many classes operate on an open-entry open-exit format and require the above registration process. Students are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Minimum attendance is necessary for classes to be held. Be certain to attend the first day of class to reserve your space.

English as a Second Language Registration

Read more or go to the placement office at the campus where you wish to attend classes. You may enroll at any time. Please note that San Diego Continuing Education does not issue I-20s. I-20s may only be obtained through a public or private college or through a privately owned school.

Community Education Registration

Low fee classes are offered through our Community Education program. Community Education courses are self-supporting, fee-based courses. Course fees range from $5.00 to $15.00 per instructional hour as approved by the SDCCD Board of Trustees. These low fee classes provide diverse, personal and professional enrichment to the San Diego community.


If you are 18 or older and a resident of California, you may attend classes. If you are under 18 and a high school graduate, married, or in the military, and a resident of California, you may also attend. Contact Student Services if you have questions about attending classes.

Regulations set by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) prohibit individuals in the U.S. with an F-1, B-1 or B-2 (visitor) visa, or with a border crossing card from attending Continuing Education classes.

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college. read more ยป