Admissions & Registration


Six Easy Steps to the Registration Process:

Apply Online

  • New & returning* students apply to the college at
  • Continuing students do not need to reapply.
  • Fall and summer applications filing period opens October 15.
  • Spring application filing period opens September 15.
  • The Office of Admissions and Records is located on the 1st floor of the Student Center, (714) 484-7346.

*Students are considered returning students if they have previously enrolled at Cypress College but have not attended for one or more semesters, or have attended another U.S. college or university.


  • To complete orientation, students are encouraged to complete the online orientation via MyGateway or they may also attend an in-person orientation.
  • In-person orientation appointments can be scheduled by the Assessment Center, (714) 484-7223.


New Students

  • Make an appointment to attend a group counseling session and create an Abbreviated Student Education Plan, schedule an appointment by calling the Assessment Center, (714) 484-7223.

Continuing Students & Returning* Students

  • Walk-in counseling sessions are available during peak registration periods to answer any general questions regarding schedule planning. Students are recommended to meet with their major counselor during the semester for a 30 minute appointment for academic planning.

Counseling is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.  For individual appointments please call (714) 484-7015, or for a group counseling session, (714) 484-7223.

*Students are considered returning students if they have previously enrolled at Cypress College but have not attended for one or more semesters, or have attended another U.S. college or university.

Assessment Process

New & returning students can complete the assessment process for math/English by completing the Guided Self Placement: or by meeting with a counselor to review all transcripts and test scores.  ESL (English as a Second Language) placement exams are available in the Assessment Center.

The Assessment Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, (714) 484-7223.

Financial Aid

  • Apply for Financial Aid at or the California Dream Application (for eligible AB-540 students).
  • The Financial Aid Office is located on the 1st floor of the Cypress College Complex, room 120.

Visit the Financial Aid website at

Register for Classes and Pay Your Fees

  • Students receive registration appointments by email and can view their time on myGateway’s “Check Registration Appointment” under Registration tools on the student tab.
  • Fees are due at the time of registering and can be paid by debit or credit card on myGateway.
  • Check/money order payments can be mailed, placed in the drop box or made in person.

Cash payments must be made in person. The Office of Bursar is located on the 1st floor of the Student Center, (714) 484-7317.

Before the Semester Begins:

  • Familiarize yourself with DegreeWorks and myGateway.
  • Buy your books!
  • Buy your parking permit,
  • Come ahead of time and locate your classrooms

After the Semester Begins:

  • See your major counselor to create a comprehensive educational plan and for further information regarding your course of study. Appointments can be made by calling the Counseling Center at (714) 484-7015.

Special Admit Students

Special Admit students are high school students who wish to attend Cypress College and high school at the same time. Though enrollment fees are waived for high school students, they must pay for the health fee (currently $19) and any material fees. Special admit students must fill out two applications: the main one and the Special Admit Student Program Application. NOTE: Special admit students may take up to 11 units ONLY.

Dual Enrollment

Cypress College partners with area school districts to offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while attending high school. Students enrolled in dual enrollment courses earn credit for college classes that may be eligible to transfer to a CSU or UC institution. Courses offered in the dual enrollment program may be taken at the college or high school campus. Click here for information regarding Dual Enrollment.

Anaheim Pledge

Cypress College is partnering with the City of Anaheim to be a higher education institution in the Anaheim Union High School District Pledge, a new and comprehensive partnership where Cypress College makes a consistent effort to ensure students have the resources they need for college, career and life readiness.

Under the pledge, The Office of Educational Partnerships and Dual Enrollment is given an expanded area of direction, which will aid in improving our services exponentially in the coming years.

Tuition and Fees

For California residents, the enrollment fee is $46 per unit ($84 per bachelor’s unit), $19 for the mandatory health fee, and any material fees. For non-California residents, the fee is $46 per unit ($84 per bachelors’ unit) AND $249 per unit. (Non-residents also pay the $19 Capital Outlay fee.)

Optional fees are as follows:

  • ASB sticker ($7)
  • ID card ($2.50)
  • Parking permit ($30 with financial aid, $40 without financial aid, $20 for motorcycles)
  • Student representation fee ($1)

For information regarding the California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governors fee waiver), FAFSA, and more financial aid information, click here.


For information regarding residency, please visit our Residency page.

International Students

If you are an international student on an F-1 visa, you may be eligible for the International Students’ Program. For more information, click here.