Follow our Steps to Success, and Shape your Future Today!
New and returning students who have not taken a class within the San Mateo County Community College District for one or more years must complete the online admission application.
You will receive an email confirming your application
You may qualify for a variety of financial aid programs depending on your financial needs and legal residency status. Apply for all types of Financial Aid from the links below.
Need help? Sign up for a Financial Aid Workshop by calling Financial Aid at (650) 306-3308 or email CanadaFinancialAid@smccd.edu
Bring your high school transcript to be placed into your initial English and math class.
Or, you can be placed via our Guided Self Placement process.
Orientation provides an overview of Cañada's programs and services.
To register for Orientation, call (650) 306-3452
If you are unable to attend in person orientation, we now have available an Online Orientation option you can access from WebSmart
To schedule a Counseling Appointment call (650) 306-3452 or visit BLDG 9 Welcome Center to help develop your educational plan, clear pre-requisite requirements and select classes.
Please note: A Counseling appointment will be required to clear pre-requisites.
Submit transcripts from other colleges (if any) to Admissions & Records, otherwise go to Step 5.
Speak to a Counselor about the Transcript Evaluation Service.
Look up available classes on WebSchedule, then sign up for your classes on WebSMART! Register early to get the classes you want!
Make sure you have an updated Student Educational Plan and meet with your counselor to clear pre-requisite requirements.
Congratulations, you're now a Cañadian!
Here are some extra steps to help you on your way.
Students will be dropped for non-payment of fees if fees are not paid by the payment deadline (See schedule of classes for the payment deadline) or if a student has a prior outstanding balance they will not be permitted to register
Fees may be paid with cash, check, money order, Discover, Mastercard or Visa through WebSMART or at the Cashier's Office, Building 9, 1st Floor. WebSmart can also be used to request a payment plan or apply for Financial Aid.
Refer to your registration page on WebSmart for a link to required course materials.
Keep track of important academic dates
Register for Classes
Resources and directions to register for classes online
Review requirements to be considered a California resident
Enrollment & Degree Verification
For students who want to carry college credits to Cañada
Fees & Refunds
Details related to fees due at time of registration
View forms that are required for a variety of programs and services at Cañada College.