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Cerro Coso Community College

Athletes with awards

Admissions for Athletes

Becoming a Student at Cerro Coso

  1. Fill out the application form online.
  2. Send us your transcripts, if we ask.
    Credit earned from other accredited colleges or universities may be transferred to Cerro Coso upon admission. Students will need to provide official transcripts showing satisfactory scholarship and an honorable dismissal. Transcripts from all previously attended colleges must be mailed directly to Admissions and Records:
    Admissions & Records
    Cerro Coso Community College
    3000 College Heights Blvd
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    Phone: (760) 384-6374
    Fax: (760) 384-6377
  3. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
  4. Attend orientation.
  5. Log into Navigate.
  6. Take the assessment tests. These must be complete before you can register for classes.
  7. Meet with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP) for your first semester at Cerro Coso.The SEP must be completed by Oct 1.
  8. Get Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA online at

    Cerro Coso's Federal School Code (010111) must be entered on your FAFSA so that your information will be transmitted to us electronically. You will also need a pin to sign the FAFSA electronically. Apply for a pin at Parents of dependent students must also apply for a pin.
  9. If you qualify, also apply for a California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) on the Financial Aid webpage.
  10. Register for classes.
  11. Pay fees within ten days of registering for classes (unless you have an approved fee waiver. [See Financial Aid.])
  12. Attend classes. Students who do not attend the first day of class will be dropped. If you are dropped, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PLAY.
  13. Meet with Tim Allen or Fabian Meneses in counseling each semester to further develop your SEP discuss meeting your education and career goals.

Resources for Athletes

Kern Community College District