Student Services for Distance Education
To support our Cañada College students who are unable to come to campus to receive our student services, we have the following available:
The application and registration processes are fully online. The application can be accessed through CCCApply at https://www.opencccapply.net/cccapply-welcome?cccMisCode=371. Students will need to apply in order to obtain a "G Number" and access their WebSMART account.
Registration and WebSMART
New students will receive their registration appointment once they have completed the orientation, assessment and counseling session. Continuing students will be notified by email of their WebSMART registration date. All students can register online using WebSMART at websmart.smccd.edu on or after your assigned date.
An online orientation program has been prepared for new students to assist them in getting "started" at Cañada College. This program provides new students with a quick overview of college procedures and course scheduling, academic expectations, financial assistance, registration and assessment processes, and tips for student success.
Students are exempt from the New Student Orientation program if they can show evidence of having completed 12 or more college applicable units at another accredited college or university in the United States.
To sign up for the online orientation or to submit documentation to request exemption for the New Student Orientation, contact Jeanne Stalker at 650-306-3334/3452 or email@example.com
Cañada College does accept assessment test results (COMPASS & Accuplacer) from other community colleges. Students are exempt from taking the placement tests if they have taken the College Board Advanced Placement Test in English or in math and scored above a 3, have completed the EAP and have tested into transfer level English and/or math or have completed the prerequisite coursework at an accredited college in the United States.
For further information on assessment, contact the Welcome Center at 650-306-3452.
Counseling services can be provided to our distance education students either through e-counseling or by setting up a half-hour phone appointment with one of our counselors through the Counseling Services office.
Students are exempt from the Counseling component if you can show evidence of having completed 12 or more college applicable units at another accredited college or university in the United States.
To make a phone appointment with a counselor or to submit documentation to request exemption for the Counseling component, contact our Welcome Center at 650-306-3452.
E-counseling services are available during the fall and spring semesters.
Transcript Evaluation Services
Our district offers the evaluation of transcripts from colleges/ universities outside San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD). Our district includes Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College.
To use the Transcript Evaluation Service you must:
- Be currently enrolled in at least 6 units OR have completed six units and be currently enrolled at least 0.5 unit.Have already submitted the "official transcripts" (sealed in original envelops) to Cañada College's Admissions Office in Building 9.
- Now you are ready to complete the Transcript Evaluation Request.
**You will receive a notification to your SMCCD email when your transcript evaluation is complete. Due to the number of requests received, please allow at least 10 weeks.
Degree Works is a tool in your student WebSMART account that you can use to monitor your progress toward your educational goals. Through Degree Works, you can view your progress toward a certificate, an associate degree, CSU GE, and/or IGETC completion. When you request an official transcript evaluation through the SMCCCD Transcript Evaluation Service the results are loaded into your student Degree Works!
To meet student needs for information at any time of the day or evening, Ask Cañada, is an added feature on our Cañada College website that provides students with answers to their questions about the College at any time.