Apply for College as an undocumented/DREAMer/DACA student

Welcome to Cañada College!

First, you may apply to Canada College, Apply for California Financial Aid, Attend New Student Orientation and Assessment Services, Attend a Counseling Session, and schedule a meeting the Dream Center Program Services Coordinator. You have the right to pursue an education!

1. Apply to Cañada College

  • Everyone has a right to receive an education, regardless of immigration status. 
  • Start by creating an OpenCCC account
  • For Application Support, attend Online Drop-In Hours via Zoom with College Recruiter Olivia Cortez-Figueroa.

2. Submit California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Affidavit

3. Apply to California Financial Aid 

4. Attend New Student Orientation and Assessment Services

  • To register for Orientation, call (650) 306-3452.
  • Online Orientation is available, you may schedule an orientation through WebSmart.

5. Attend a Counseling Session

  • 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.
  • For more information, click on the Counseling Center link.

6. Meet with the Dream Center Program Services Coordinator

  • To schedule a meeting with Ana Escalante by phone: (650) 306-3466, email: escalantea@smccd.edu, or visit BLDG 9 Room 118 to receive additional resources.