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Getting Started at Sierra College

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1. Apply

Complete an online application

  • Complete an online Application for Admission to Sierra College via CCCApply.  "CCCApply" is a statewide application shared among community colleges throughout California.  You will receive communication directly from cccApply letting you know that your application was submitted to Sierra College.  
  • Create a username and password for cccApply, or access your existing CCCApply account.  This account is for the cccApply only.  It is not related to your mySierra account
  • The email address you enter into cccApply will be used for all communication regarding your application.  If you do not enter a personal email address, CCCApply will create one for you, and you will need your cccApply username and password to access it.

2. Activate mySierra

After receipt of email with mySierra account activation instructions

  • After you receive confirmation from cccApply that your application was submitted, you should receive a separate confirmation email directly from Sierra College, which contains your mySierra account activation instructions.  This email will be sent to the email address that was entered on your CCCApply application.
  • All students must activate their account in order to have access to online orientation, registration, and to view their official Sierra College email – Log on to your mySierra account.

3. Online Orientation

On your mySierra registration page

Log on to your mySierra account, and click on the ‘Online Orientation’ link inside the ‘Registration and Student Records’ channel on the home page.

4. Placement/Assessment

Ensuring your prerequisites are met for classes

Many classes, like English and Math, have prerequisites that must be satisfied prior to registration. Read to find out how to take your course placement tests with the Assessment Center.

5. Meet With a Counselor to Develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP)

Set appointment after steps 1 through 4

You must complete steps 1 through 5 prior to setting up your counseling appointment. You may schedule your counseling appointment by calling the Counseling Center at your campus. Our trained counselors will help you:

  • Develop your first semester Student Education Plan (SEP).
  • Review your assessment results and transcripts.

6. Register Online

Through your mySierra account

Log on to mySierra and click on the ‘Add or Drop Classes’ link inside the ‘Registration and Student Records’ channel on the home page. In preparation we suggest you:

  • View our tutorial on how to register.
  • Prepare a tentative class schedule with the days and times using the Schedule of Classes.
  • Check for course pre-requisites and co-requisites.
  • Look for specific registration date and time under 'Status' in your mySierra

7. Pay Fees

Due upon registration

All fees are due upon registration.

Parking fees and purchasing an Associated Students of Sierra College (ASSC) sticker are paid by:

  • 1. Login to mySierra
  • 2. Go to "Pay Fees" link
  • 3. Go to "Credentials" link

Additional Tips

Submitting Official Transcripts (if appropriate)

For previous college or high school coursework

Submit official transcripts from all accredited colleges and high schools attended. Submit high school transcripts if you completed coursework that meets college pre-requisites.

Send official electronic transcripts to:

Mail sealed official transcripts to: Sierra College Attn: Admissions and Records 5000 Rocklin Road Rocklin, CA 95677

Apply for Financial Aid

There are many different financial aid programs available.


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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
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    Grass Valley, CA 95945
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    Truckee, CA 96161
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    Roseville, CA 95661
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