Steps to Apply & Enroll

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Applying to Cerro Coso

Review and choose your student designation below for application information.

  1. Create an account or log in to CCCApply and submit your application. See the information below about verification on the admissions application.
  2. Once you have submitted your application, click “Create my College Account” to activate your student account.
  3. Open the Welcome Letter containing your Student ID number and Student email address sent to your personal email address.

CCCApply Identity Verification

Beginning February 2, 2024, CCCApply will be integrating identity verification through This will help protect student identities and prevent fraudulent students from taking spots in classes at Cerro Coso.

Verifying your identity through is the fastest and quickest option, allowing you to enroll and register for classes sooner.

If you decide not to verify your identity with before finishing your application, a temporary hold that may affect registration will be placed on your student account. It may take up to 4 weeks for manual verification to be completed. verification is the fastest way to complete your verification.

Documents you may use to verify identity:

  • Government-issued ID such as a current Driver’s License or State ID card
  • Passport or Passport Card
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card
  • Employment Authorization Document

Verifying your identity with (LOA3) on Vimeo.

Certain student populations won’t be able to use

  • No valid identity documentation from country of origin
  • No permanent address (housing insecure/homeless)
  • No internet access or a smartphone (incarcerated)
  • Minors (see the FAQ section below for more information)
  • Foster youth or juvenile students who are wards of the court (an enhancement is in progress that may make this tool available in the future)

If you do not have the documents listed above or cannot use the Self-Service portal, please visit the Help Center to speak with a live agent. You can also verify your identity in person or via video chat with Cerro Coso Admissions & Records.

Virtually: Use Ask Wiley to connect with a Live Agent in the Admissions & Records department!

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM - 12:00 PM
In person:
  • Cerro Coso Community College
    3000 College Heights Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

    Directions: Enter the Main Building using the East bridge, and directly to your right in the lobby is the Admissions & Records office.

Frequently Asked Questions