5 Steps to Enrollment

You must complete the five enrollment steps before you register for classes if you selected one of the following educational goals on your application:

  • Obtain an Associate Degree or Certificate
  • Transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor’s degree
  • Improve your English, reading or math skills
  • Discover career interests or prepare for a new career
  • Undecided about your major

STEP 1: Apply for Admission/Financial Aid

Admissions & Records, Building 2, (650) 738-4251

  • Complete the Application for Admission online at www.skylinecollege.edu/admissions/apply.php.
  • Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation, containing your ID and PIN for access to the WebSmart student portal.  
  • All New students are required to complete Steps 2-5. Former students may not have to complete steps 2 and 3.

Financial Aid, Building 2, (650) 738-4236

STEP 2: Complete Orientation

Counseling Center, Building 2, (650) 738-4318

Orientation will provide you with information about registration procedures, college policies, student services, academic expectations, and information on how to accomplish your educational goals. Find more information on orientation at www.skylinecollege.edu/counseling/orientation.php.

STEP 3: Take Placement Tests

Assessment Center, Building 2, (650) 738-4150

Placement tests assess your current skill in reading, sentence skills, and mathematics. The results of the tests are used to determine appropriate English and math courses that you may take.

Students may be eligible for alternate placement using high school transcripts and/or tests.  Refer to www.skylinecollege.edu/placement/ for more information on Alternate Placement and on scheduling your assessment.

STEP 4: Meet with a Counselor

Counseling Center, Building 2, (650) 738-4318

During the counseling session, a counselor will discuss your placement results and help you select appropriate courses for the coming semester based on your educational and career goals and develop your Student Educational Plan (SEP). Find more information on counseling at Skyline College at www.skylinecollege.edu/counseling/.

STEP 5: Register for Classes/Pay Fees

  • Access your WebSMART student account for the following services:
    • register for classes and pay fees
    • access your student email – my.smccd.edu
    • purchase parking permit

5 Steps to Enrollment

  1. COLLEGE ONLINE APPLICATION
    ALL new or former students applying to Skyline College must complete an online application in order to enroll in classes. Applications may be submitted online through Open CCC at www.cccapply.org. Upon completion of application. A User ID and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) are issued which allow access to WebSMART.

  2. NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
    Skyline College offers both in-person and online orientation to new students. New students are provided information about Orientation after completing their application. The procedure to sign up for either Orientation option is listed in the class schedule. Both orientations cover important college policies and procedures, specific information about certificate, degree and transfer goals, and useful resources that help students be successful in achieving their goals. Orientation is taught by Skyline College counselors, and each student will be provided with a student educational plan based on their intended educational goal and/or major shortly after completing the Orientation.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.skylinecollege.edu/orientation/

  3. ASSESSMENT AND PLACEMENT TESTS
    The placement tests measures a student’s abilities in English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and math. Placement test results are one of the criteria used to guide students and their counselor with course selection and specialized support services. Tests are computerized and are administered through the Assessment Center.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.skylinecollege.edu/placement/index.php

    Students must allow enough time to complete the appropriate assessment(s):

    • English or ESOL and Math test together: 3 hrs.
    • English or ESOL only: allow for 1.5 hrs.
    • Math only: allow for 1.5 hrs.

    New students may be eligible for Alternate Placements. Alternate Placements allow students to be evaluated for college-level English and Math placement using high school transcripts and/or tests. For more information about Alternate Placements and eligibility, please contact the Counseling Center: Bldg. 2. 2nd floor; or (650) 738-4318; or skycounseling@smccd.edu.

  4. COUNSELING & STUDENT EDUCATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT
    New students will meet with a counselor as an important step in the enrollment process. Skyline College’s counseling service assist students in establishing their educational goals and identifying support services to achieve those goals. It is important to meet with a counselor each semester to:

    • Develop/update your student educational plan (allows you to receive priority registration for the next semester)
    • Discuss your academic progress
    • Continue to learn about and use important student services that enhance student success
    • Discuss any personal issues that may be impacting academic success

    The Counseling Center provides comprehensive services for students who seek assistance in dealing with a variety of concerns. For more information, please visit: http://www.skylinecollege.edu/counseling/index.php

  5. REGISTRATION & FOLLOW-UP SERVICES
    Students register for classes through WebSMART at all three San Mateo County Community College District campuses: Skyline College, College of San Mateo and Canada College. Fees are due at the time of registration. You may pay fees online by credit card or in person by credit card, cash, personal check or money order.

    Modified SSSP services are available for students with disabilities. For more information contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 650-738-4280.